38 hp motor car

1913 in Birmingham

Lanchester 38 H.P. motor car, 1913, Registration Mark A259. This design included the unusual features of a six-cylinder vertical engine with side rocker-operated inlet and exhaust valves, a wick form of vaporiser fed with a positive-acting pump, a 3 speed and reverse epicyclic gearbox, a multi-plate clutch a multi-plate transmission brake and an underslung worm-driven live axle. Because the engine is located alongside the driver, the chassis is comparatively short. The limousine body is an example of the high standard of coachwork being produced at the time by such coach builders as Hooper and Barker; however, although bodies were made by external coachbuilders until 1903, a body department was then set up, and up to 1914, most cars carried Lanchester built bodies.


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private car
Hicks, H.E.

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