Cyclecar

Made:
1921 in Wandsworth

G.N. Cyclecar, 1921. The cyclecar was designed to combine the sociability and protection of a car whilst being as inexpensive and simple as a motorcycle. GN Ltd was founded in 1910 by H.R Godfrey and ‘Archie’ Frazer-Nash and produced some of the most successful cyclecars. After the First World War GN Ltd was one of the first companies producing cars and the simple design enabled fast production. Demand soon became too great for GN Ltd and they merged with the British Gregoire Agency creating GN Motors Ltd, at their peak producing 50 cars a week. This is an example of the improved 1920 design, an attempt to perfect the cyclecar, however by 1921 demand started to decline and this could be one of the last cyclecars made before GN was sold.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1969-83
type:
private cars private cars
credit:
Godfrey, H.R.

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