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The Tornado Talisman was a 2+2 kit car produced between 1962 and 1964.

In 1962, the company introduced the Talisman 2+2 coupe carrying an attractively styled fibreglass body on a more sophisticated tubular steel chassis (than it's predecessors) with Ford 1,340 cc or 1,500 cc engines in various states of tune, producing around 75bhp. Two Weber carburettors were fitted to the normally aspirated engines. The engine was mounted in the front with power being transferred to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox. The top speed of the Talisman was 161 km/h (100 mph).

This model was available either in component form or factory finished and was praised for having lively performance combined with good ride and handling characteristics, and a high standard of finish. The chassis was 2407mm long with the finished cars being 3810mm long, 1524mm wide and 1219mm. The Talisman has 165mm of ground clearance. The curb weight of an empty car is 650 kg and they Talisman was fitted with a 40.9 litre fuel tank.

186 Talismans were made.