Your very pertinent comments on the speech by Mr. G. W. Harriman at the London Motor Show might have mentioned that, in addition to the Morris company having at one time used an American engine in the bull-nosed Morris, the Austin Motor Co. Ltd. were not above studying the design of the Hudson Super Six when preparing the layout of the post 1914-18 Austin Twenty.
For some years Mr. Herbert Austin (as he was then) used the Hudson, with which the “20” had many points in common, for his personal transport. The “20” was the first Austin to break away from the firm’s traditional “T” headed, separate cylindered engines, cone clutches, and unit construction engine and gearbox, and was undoubtedly inspired by the American Super Six.
Onchan. I.o.M. R. W. Burgess.