THE PALMER SPECIAL.
AROAD-TEST published in a previous issue of MOTOR SPORT revealed the potentialities of the B.S. A. Nine chassis. Palmer Revile & Co., of 14, Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, S.W.19, have produced a sports version of this chassis which should be
interesting in view of its good performance and low price. The engine is fitted with two Solex carburetters and a special induction system, and a Scintilla magneto replaces the coil ignition of the standard model. The chassis has been shortened and has a
kick-up at the back which allows the centre of gravity to be kept low.
The Ulster body is a neat and straightforward two-seater with a straight bonnet line, efficient tnudguarding and ample luggage space behind the bucket-type front seats. The hood also drops into this compartment, which is normally covered by a tonneau cover. The spare wheel is carried at the back of the body. The car complete costs 2180, and by reason of the lightness of the body and the special tuning given, it is capable of approximate 70 m.p.h.
The Le Mans body is similar in line but is a 2-4 seater and is priced at £190.
A Brooklands model, with a streamlined body and outside exhaust system is also available and costs £195.
The radiator is concealed by a sloping cowl which gives an interesting appearance to the front of the car and the scuttle is swept up to form wind-deflectors for driver and passenger. The cycle type mud-guards should reduce wind-resistance, and small details such as quickfiller caps and bonnet straps have not been neglected.
A dirt track model with dropped frame, quarter-elliptic racing springs at the rear 4.50 by 18 inch tyres and several other special items is being prepared and will cost £175.