A GUIDE TO 1936 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS

Continued from the October Issue of "Motor Sport "

THIS'LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS AND DATA HAS BEEN COMPILED TO ASSIST THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF A FAST CAR IN THE DIFFICULT MATTER OF CHOOSING HIS MOUNT FOR THE COMING SEASON.

ALFA-ROMEO

Italian. Soc. Anon. Alfa-Romeo, Via

M.U. Traiano Milan.

2,300 Gran Tourism°. 6 cyl., 70x 100, 2,309 c.c., 18.2 h.p. Tax £14 5 0. 76 b.h.p. at 4,600 r.p.m. 0.h.v. Coil ignition, one Solex carburetter. Pump cooling. 4-speed gearbox, central control. Free wheel. Independent suspension front and rear. 141 gallon fuel tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 18 x 6. Wheelbase 9' r. Track 4' r. Weight of chassis 181 cwt. Speed Si m.p.h. Price, saloon 11,280.

2,300 Pescara. As Gran Tourismo but with 2 Solex carbliretters. 96 h.p. 18 x 5.50 tyres. 181 gallon rcar tank. Wheelbase 9' 6". Weight 171 cwt. Speud 90-93 m.p.h.

2,900 A.S. 8 cyl., 68 x 100, 2,904 c.c., 22.9 h.p. Tax £17 5 0. 0.h.v. operated by overhead camshafts. 180 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Supercharged. 2 Weber carburetters, Vertex Magnets. Pump cooling. 4-speed gearbox, central controL Independent suspension front and rear. 22 gallon fuel tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.60 x 19. Wheelbase 9'. Track 4' Or. Weight of chassis 141 cwt. Prices : Racing 2-seater £2,725. Sports 2-seater £2,725.

2,900 A racing. 220 h.p. at 5,400 r.p.m. 31 gallon fuel tank. Weight 14 cwt. The 2.3-litre supercharged Alfa-Romeo was justly famous for flashing acceleration, high speed and lightness of control and the 2.9-litre car which replaces it i a car which appeals even more strongly to every sporting enthusiast. Developed directly from the 3-litre Monoposto car which has such a magnificent record in Grand Prix racing, it has the same doubleoverhead camshaft engine, double blower

and fixed cylinder head, all beautifully cast from light metal.

Independent suspension is used all round, by swing links and coil springs in front, and swinging axles and a transverse leaf spring at the rear. The gearbox is combined with the back-axle casing. The speed of the two-seater tourer is given as 115 m.p.h. while the streamlined

racing version is rated at a conservative 143!

The 2.3-litre 6-cylinder car also has independent suspension, torsion bars being used at the rear. Two models are listed, the Pescara and the Grand Tourism°. The specification differs chiefly in the faster car which is capable of over 90 m.p.h. having two carburetters.

BUGATTI

French. Ettore Bugatti, 1-3, Brixton Road, London, S. W.9. Type 48. Unsuperehargetl, 8 cyl., 81 x 130, 5,350 e.c., 32.5 h.p. Tax £25. 0.h.c. 9 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. Smith Bariquand carburetter. Ferodo and steel multi plate clutch. Gearbox with rear axle, central control. Ratios, 1st 9.8, 2nd 5.45, top 3.9 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 9, 2nd 17, top 25 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft. floating rear axle. 1-elliptic front springs, 1-elliptic rear. Hartford shock absorbers front, Delco-Remy rear. Mechanical

brakes, cable operated.26v. 112 a.h. 23 gallon rear tank. leetric fuel pump, Con sumption 12114 m.p.g. Wire Wheels. Tyres

6 x 20. Wheelbase 11' G". Track 4' r. Chassis weight. 23 cwt. Price, chassis £975. Type 57. Unsupercharged, 8 cyl., 72x 100, 3,255 c.c., 25.7 h.p. Tax £19 10 0. 2 0.11.c. 6 hearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. Single Dry plate clutch. Gearbox central control. Ratios, 1st 11.0, 2nd 7.5, 3rd 5.37, top 4.17 to 1. Silent second, third and top gears. Open prop. shaft. f floating rear axle. 1-elliptic front springs, }elliptic rear. Hartford shock absorbers, dash control. Mechanical brakes, cable operated. 22 gallon rear

tank. Consumption 18 m.p.g. Speed 90 m.p.h. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50x 18. Wheelbase 10' 10". Track 4' 5". Chassis weight 19 cwt. Price, chassis £876.

Tourist Trophy Model. Back axle 14 x 54 (3.86). Lowered steering. Otherwise to same constructional specification. Speed 100 m.p.h. Price, chassis 1930.

" Competition " Model. General particulars as above with following modifications. Multiple carburetters (2 or 4). Gear-ratios, 1st 10.37, 2nd 6.95, 3rd 4.98, top 3.85 to 1. Two-piece front axle. Tyres front 550x 18, rear 6.00 x 18. Petrol tank 26 gallons. Wheelbase 9' 9". Track 4' 5'. Speed 120 m.p.h. Price, chassis £1,200.

The 3.3-litre double-overhead camshaft chassis is now the strong point of the Bugatti range, and the touring chassis, which nevertheless has a speed of over 90 m.p.h. with closed coachwork, has earned an enviable reputation for fast and effortless travel. The suspension is outstandingly good, and the old "musical" gear-box is replaced by an easily controlled unit on which the three higher gears are silent-running. A more highly tuned version of the same chassis, appropriately termed the Ulster model as a result of Lord Howe's fine run in Ireland this year is particularly suitable for open coachwork, while the new "Competition" model which has four carburetters has the startling speed for an unsupercharged car of

120 m.p.h. Being in effect the Grand Prix chassis with an unsupercharged engine, it forms a good illustration of how the lessons of road-holding and light construction learnt in racing may be applied directly to the production of super-sports cars. For those who require a dual-purpose car with de-luxe coachwork the Type-46

has a strong appeal. This magnificent chassis has a top-gear range of from 4 to 85 m.p.h. An unusual feature is that the gear-box is combined with the backaxle casing, an arrangement which prevents gear-noises from becoming prominent with closed conchwc?rk.

nent GRAHAM American. Cleverlvs Ltd., 32, St. Mary

32, Abbot's Terrace, T17.14. British Special. 8 cyl. 31" x 4", 2.651 c.c., 33.8 h.p. Tax £25 10 0. S.v. Comp. ratio 6.7 to 1. 5 bearing crankshaft. 160 b.h.p. at. 4 800 r.p.m. Pump and thermostat cooling. 1 Stromberg down-draught

carburetter. Flexible engine mounting. Sal .p. clutch. 3 speed gearbox synchro-mesh top and second. Central change. Ratios 12.22, 7.02, 4.27 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st, 7.3, 2nd 12.7, top 20.9 m.p.h. Maximum speeds 1st 35, 2nd 61, top 100 m.p.h. Hotchkiss transmission. Spiral

bevel rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs. Spicer hydranlic shock absorbers. Cam and roller steering.

Turning circle 43'. Hydraulic brakes. Battery 6 V. 100 a.h. 15 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Consumption 15 m.p.g. Tyres 10 x 7.00. Wheelbase 123". Track 61. Ground clearance 81". Weight 29 cwt. approx. Price, 2 door saloon £685. American cars of the present-day are acknowledged to have extremely good topgear performance and phenomenal acceleration, and to do their work with an entire lack of effort and fuss. In the GrahamBritish-Special, Cleverlys, Ltd., have taken the 34 h.p. Graham straight-eight chassis and modified it to conform to the requirements c,f the British sportsman and to give an even more sensational performance than that possessed by the normal Graham models as imported from America. 160 b.h.p. is developed at 4,800 r.p.m. which gives a genuine road-speed of 100 m.p.h. at peak revs. Bodywork is provided that is in keeping with British

ideas. The coachwork is by Bertelli, Ltd., of Feltham, which is a guarantee of quality.

HILLMAN British. The Hillman Motor Car Co. Ltd.,

British.

Coventry. Minx. 4 cyl., 63 x 95, 1,1E4.5 c.c. 9.8-h.p. Tax £7 10 0. S.v. Comp. ratio 6.78 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. $0 b.h.p. at 4,100 r.p.m. Thermosyphon and fan cooling. Zenith down-draught carburetter. 3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, synchro-mesh all gears, central change. Ratios 19.6, 13.5, 8.4, 5.44 to 1. Maximum speeds, 3rd 40, top 65 m.p.h Hardy-Spicer open shaft, needle bearing universals. Spiral bevel rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs. Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering Turning circle 36'. Bendix brakes, cable operated. Battery 6 v. (13 a.h. 7/ gallon rear tank, pump feed

Consumption 40 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyrea 5.25"x 16". Wheelbase 7' 8". Track 4'. Ground clearance 61'. Weight of complete car 18 cwt.

Hawk. 6 cyl., 75x 120, 3,181 c.c., 20.92 h.p. Tax £16 15 0. S.v. Comp. ratio 6.0 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 73 b.h.p. at 3,400 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Stromberg down-draught carburetter. 3 point rubber engine mounting. Borg and Beck s.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, synchromesh top and 3rd. Ratios 1st 16,8, 2nd 11.2, 3rd 6.65' top 4.54. Speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 6.0, 2nd 7.5, 3rd 12.5, top 18.5 m.p.h. Maximum speeds 1st. 20, 2nd 30, 3rd 50, top 73 m.p.h. Open prep. shaft.. Semi-floating rear axle. Luvax shock absorbers. Burman-Douglas Worm and Nut steering. Turning circle 39'. Bendix brakes. Battery 12 v. 63 amp. 14 gallon rear tank. Pump feed. Consumption 18 m.p.g. Tyres 6.50"x 16". Track front 4' 91", rear 4' 1 11". Wheelbase 9' Or. Ground clearance 71. Weight 33 cwt.

" 80." Specification as Hawk, with following exceptions. Ratios 1st 18.1, 2nd 12 1. 3rd 7.16, top 4.89 to I. Speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st. 4.5, 2nd 7, 3rd 11.5, top 17 m.p.h. Maximum speeds 1st 10 211(1 2s, 3rd 48, top 70 m.p.h. Turning circle 45' 1". Consumption 17 m.p.g. Wheelbase 10' 6 Tin". Weight 35 cwt. The well-known Hillman " Minx " chassis has been so thoroughly revised for the 1936 season as virtually to constitute

a new car. The side valve, 4-cylinder engine has a 3-bearing crankshaft, and develops 30 b.h.p. at just over 4,000 r.p.m. A road speed of 65 m.p.h. is available, and the annual tax is only £7 10s. The four-speed gear-box is provided with synchro-mesh on all speeds, a comthendable refinement on a car in this price-class.

The remaining Hillmans are 6-cylinder chassis with the newly-introduced "Even Keel," transverse independent system of front-wheel suspension. An attractive car in this range is the " Hawk " sports saloon, which has flowing modernistic lines and can reach 73 m.p.h.

HISPANO-SUIZA French. .j. Smith & Co., (M.A.) Ltd.,

French. .j. Smith & Co., (M.A.) Ltd., 27/28, Albemarle Street, London, W.I. 54/220 E.P. 12-04., Long Type (Double Six) Coupe. Motor 100 mm. bore x 100 TIM 9troice, 9420 c.c. Tax £56 5 0. Wheelbase 13' 2". Track 4. 11'. Overall length 17' 0.h.v. Single camshaft.. 2 carburetters. Coil and battery Ignition. 3 speeds forward, silent 2nd and 3rd, right-hand change. Multiple disc clutch. Spiral bevel final drive. Internal expanding brakes to all 4 wheels, operated by Servo motor. Tyree 7 x 19. Chassis £2,750

30/120 H.P. cyl. Motor 100 mm.

bore x 110 mm. stroke, 4.900 ex. Tax £28 10 0. Wheelbase 11' 3". Track 4' 9". Overall length 15' 2". 0.h.v. 7 bearing crankshaft. Coll and battery ignition. 3 speeds forward, silent 2nd and 3rd change. Single disc clutch. Spiral bevel final drive. internal expanding brakes to all 4 wheels operated by Servo motor. Tyres 16x 45. Complete with lighting and starting sets. Motor operated petrol pump. Chassis £1,375.

30/120 H.P. 6-071. Motor 100 nun, bore x 110 nun. stroke, 4,900 c.c. Tax £28 10 Wheelbase 12' 3". Track 4' 9". Other spmilications as above. Chassis 3:1,450. is rated at 27.5 h.p. and has a 7-bearing crank-shaft. Chassis refinements include synchro-mesh on three of the four forward ratios, a very rigid frame, hydraulic shock-absorbers, Bendix brakes, and Mamba] electrical equipment. The results of long-distance rallies during the past few years have shown that the Hotchkiss engine retains its tune when driven hard for extensive p?,rinflc. Thiq venr the

Those who value speed combined with absolute refinement will do well to examine the 54/220 h.p. V12 cylinder Hispano-Suiza. Naturally, the 9.4-litre, overhead valve engine make extremely high-cruising speeds possible without a four-speed gear-box being considered unnecessary. The brakes are operated by the well-known and proven Hispano frictional servo-system. For Hispano followers who find the V12 beyond their means, a range of highclass 6-cylinder models, rated at 30 h.p.,

is listed. Push-rod operated overhead valves are used, and this model, also, has the mechanical servo system of brake actuation, which provides very powerful and graduated action with the lightest pedal pressure.

HOTCHKISS French. Sole

Sole Concessionaires T. Smith & Co. (MA.) Ltd., 27/28, Albemarle

• Street, London, W.I. 3i-litre. 6 cyl., Special Sports type Paris Nice Motor Aff nun. bore .x 100 mm. stroke (Treasury rating 27.5 h.p.). 7 bearing counter-balanced crank shaft. operated by push rods from high cam lift. Pump water circulation. Forced feed lubrication. Bosch coil ignition with automatic advance. 2 Solex type 40-1-1 mounted on specially designed manifokl, fed by petrol pump driven from camshaft. 4 forward speeds with synchro-mesh on 2nd, 3rd and top speeds, central change. single plate dutch. Spiral bevel final drive. Dunlop tyres 650x 17. 'Wheelbase 10' 10". Track 4' 81" front, 4' 9" rear. Overall length 15' 3". Overall width 5' 10". Chassis frame embodies cruciform Sill) -chassis, carried forward to reinforce front cross member. 4 wheel brakes, Bendix shoes. Semielliptic springs front and rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers to both front and rear axles. Chassis Price £686, The 31-litre Hotchkiss is a car that Provides an excellent performance and a high-degree of control, allied to smooth and silent operation, with a medium-sized engine. The push-rod o.h.v. power-unit

chassis frame has been lowered more than three inches, which makes a material difference to stability and also renders the frame very convenient from the coachbuilder's point of view. Of greater interest to sportsmen, perhaps, is the super-sports version of the 31-litre Paris-Nice chassis, which has a wheelbase of 9 feet 2 inches, or 1 foot 8 inches shorter than the standard chassis. The car generally is designed for greater

performance without loss of the silence and smooth-travel for which Hotchkiss have been noted.

products have long been noted. LAGONDA

British. Lagonda Ltd., Staines, Middlesex,

41-litre. 6 cyl., 88.5 x 120.64, 4,467 c.c., 29.1 h.!). Tax £22 10 0. 140 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.8 to 1. 4 bearing camshaft. Pump and fan cooling. Two S.C. carburetters. Floatex engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third, right-hand change. Ratios let 11.49, 2nd 0.2, 3rd 4.76, top 3.60 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. let 7. 2nd 14, 3rd 18, top 24

m.p.h. Maximum speeds on each gear 1st 30, 2nd 56, 3rd 75, top 100 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft. Semi-floating rear axle. 1-elliptic springs. Worm and lever steering. Turning circle 42'. Girling brakes. Battery 12 v. 75 a.h. 20 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Consumption 16 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 6.00 x 18. Wheelbase 10' 9". Track 4' or. Ground clearance 7'. Weight of complete car, tourer 33 cwt.' saloon 37

cwt.., coupe 36 cwt. Price chassis £795, tourer £975, saloon, £1,050. D.B. coupe £1,125.

14.G . Cars Ltd. who are the successors to the Lagonda Company have just announced the new 4-litre Lagonda which promises to be one of the leading British sports cars in a season which has already seen many striking announcements. With a power of 140 h.p. the car should attain a comfortable loo m.p.h. \\WI open or closed bodywork, while particular attention has been paid to the springing and road-holding.

LANCIA

Italian. Lancia (England) Ltd., Alperton, Near Wembley. Dilambda. 8 cyl., 79.37x 100, 3,060 c.c., 31.2

Tax 124. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 5.25 to 1. 8 bearing crankshaft. 1,100 b.h.p. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Zenith double-type carburetter. Engine mounted rigid, bolted into chassis. Dry single-disc clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third, central change. Ratios 13.02,8.86. 0.28,4.58 to 1. Dlaximum speeds, 1st 30, 2nd 40, 3rd 60, top 85 m.p.h. Twosection prop. shaft. Bypoid gears, rear drive. Springs, front independent, rear 1-elliptics, Telesnub shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle 38' 9. Servo brakes. Battery 2 6v. 75 al. 22 gallon rear tank, autopulse feed. Consumption 15 m.p.g. Rudge wheels. Tyres 10 x 45. Wheelbase, long 11' 5", short 10' 91. Track 4' 8/". 'Weight of chassis 231 cwt, Price, chassis £895. Special bodies to order from £250.

Astura. 8 cyl., 74.6 x 85 2,972 c.c., 27.6 11.p Tax £21. 0.11.c. Comp. ratio 5.35 to 1. 8 bearing crankshaft, 82 b.h.p. Pump and fan cooling. One Zenith carburetter. Engine mounted on laminated springs with rubber buffer. Dry single-disc. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third, central change. Ratios 16.83, 9.92, 6.46, 4.54 to 1. 14fax1mum speeds, let 30, 2nd 45, 3rd 65, top 85 m.p.h. Two-section prop. shaft.. Hypoid gears rear drive. Springs, front independent, rear 1-elliptic. Telesnub shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle. 35'. Servo brakes. Battery 12 v. 75 n.h. 14 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Consumption 18 m.p.g. Rudge wheels. Tyres 15 x 45. Wheelbase. long 10' 11", short 10' 2". Track 4' 71". Ground clearance 71". Weight of chassis 181 cwt. Price, chassis 1695. Saloon 4/5 or 6/7 seater £895.

Artena. 4 cyl., 82.58 x 90, 1,024 c.c. 16.9 h.p.

Tax £1215 0. 0.11.c. Comp. ratio 5.25 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 54 b.h.p. Pump and fan cooling. One Zenith carburetter. Engine mounted on laminated springs with rubber dampers. Dry single-disc clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent 3rd. central change. Ratios 10.4, 10.3, 0.09, 4.7 to 1. Maximum speeds, 1st. 20, 2nd 35, 3rd 50, top 75 m.p.h. Two-section prop. shaft. Hypoid rear drive. Springs, front independent, rear, 1-elliptic. Friction shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle 33' 6". Meehanical brakes. Battery 12 v. 76 a.h. 14 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Consumption 23 m.p.g. Disc wheels. Tyres 14 x 46. Wheelbase, long 10' 3r, short 9' 8".

Track 4' 71". Ground clearance 7". Weight of chassis 161 cwt. approx. Price, chassis £495, saloon 4/5 or 6/7 seater £695.

Augusta. 4 cyl., 69.85 x 78, 1,196 c.c., 12.1 h.p. Tax 19 15 0. 0.h.c. Comp. ratio 5.4 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 35 b.h.p. at maximum revs. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Zenith carburetter. Engine mounted on laminated springs with shock absorbers. Dry single-disc clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third. central change. Ratios 15.5, 9.9, 7.21, 4.87 to 1. Maximum speeds, 1st 20, 2nd 35, 3rd 48, top 70 m.p.h. Single tubular prop. shaft. Springs, front Independent, rear }-elliptics. Hartford type shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle 34'. Lockheed brakes, independent hand brake. Battery 6 v. 60 a.h. 9 gallon front tank, automatic feed. Consumption 28/30 m.p.g. Rudge wheels. Tyres 140 x 40. Wheelbase 8' Sr. Track 3' 111". Ground clearance sr. Weight of complete car 11 cwt. Price, Chassis £295. Standard saloon £390. Cabriolet 1450.

Independent front-wheel suspension has been a feature of Lancia construction for the past fifteen years and still helps to make these distinctive Italian cars amongst the best sprung and most roadworthy in the world. The two larger models are of the de luxe type capable of high speeds with luxurious coachwork, but the smaller Augusta inherits their qualities of fast, comfortable travel with a stamina which permits it to be driven all out over long distances. The chassis price has been reduced to /,295, and the car is now available with attractive English-built open 2 and 4-seater bodies which extend its appeal for sporting motorist.

M.G.

British. The M.G. Car Co., Ltd. Abingdonon-Thames. Midget P Type. 4 cyl., 57 x 83, 847 c.c., 8.05 h.p. Tax 16. 0.11.c. Comp. ratio 6.2 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. Thermo syphon cooling. 2 .8.U. carburetters. 3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Normal gearbox, central change. Ratios 22.47, 12.46, 7.31, 5.375 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 3.52, 2nd 0.34, 3rd 10.8, 4th 14.7 in.p.11, Hardy Spicer prop. shaft. 1 floating 4-star diff., spiral bevel. 11-elliptic springs. Hartford shock absorbers front, LIIMX rear, Bishop CUM Steering. Turning circle 34'. Gable brakes. Battery 12 v. 51 a.h. Rear tank-, 12 gallons 2-seater, 6 gallons emme. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres 19 x 4. Wheelbase 7' 31". Track 3' 6". Ground clearance 6. Weight,

2-seater 141 cwt., airline coupe 15f cwt. Price, 2-seater £199 10 0, airline coupe £267 10 0.

Midget P.B. Type. 4 cyl., 60 x 83, 939 c.c., 8.9 h.p. Tax £6 150. 0.h.c. Comp. ratio 6.8 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. Thermo syphon cooling. 2 S.U. car. buretters. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch, Normal gearbox, central change. Ratios 19.24, 11.50.

7.31, 5.375 to I. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st. 4.1, 2nd 6.8, 3rd 10.8, 4th 14.7 m.p.h. Hardy Spicer needle bearing prop. shaft. 1 floating 4-star cliff. spiral bevel rear axle. 1-elliptic springs. Hartford shock absorbers front, Luvax rear. Bishop cam steering. Turning circle 34'. Cable brakes. Battery 12 v. 61 a.h. at 10 hour rate. Electric pump fuel feed. Consumption 32 m.p.g. 12 gallon rear tank 2-seater, 10 gallons 4-seater. Airline coupe 6 gallons. Wire wheels. Tyres 4.00 x 19. Wheelbase 7' 31". Track 3' 6". Ground clearance 6". Weight chassis 101 cwt. 2-seater 141 cwt. 4-seater 151 cwt. Airline coupe 151 cwt. Prices. Chassis £175. 2-seater £222. 4-seater £240. Airline coupe £290.

Magnette N Type. 6 cyl., 57 x 84, 1,287 c.c., 12.08 h.p. Tax £9. 0.h.c. Comp. ratio 6.2 to 1, 4 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch, 4 speed gearbox, central change. Ratios 21.5, 11.9, 8.98, 5.125 to 1. Road speeds at, 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 3.8, 2nd 6.8, 3rd 11.6, top 15.8 m.p.h. 4-star diff., Shock absorbers, Hartford front, Luvax rear. Bishop cam steering. Turning circle 30'. Batteries, 2 6 v. 63 a.h. 10 gallon rear tank on 2 and 4-seaters, 6 gallon on coupe. Consumption 24/28 m.p.g. Tyres 18 x 4.75. Wheelbase 8'. Track 3' Y. Weight, of 2-Seater 171 cwt., chassis 121 cwt., 4-seater 181 wt., airline coupe 14 cwt. Price, chassis 1210., 42-seater £280, 4-seater £285, 2/4-seater 1330, airline coupe 1355. The successful P. type Midget is being continued in its 2-seater form, and a similar car, designated the PB and fitted with a 939 c.c. engine, will also be available. This car is fitted with closer and higher ratios, and with the additional power

available will increase the pleasure of driving both in trials and on the road. The 4-seater body is fitted only on the PB. chassis, which incidentally may be distinguished by its unusual slatted radiator guard.

The N. type car proved so satisfactory during 1935 that no alterations are contemplated during the coming year. The bodies have been improved in appearance by lowering the scuttle flares, while the doors are hung on substantial hinges which should resist the most strenuous of " colonial sections."

" RAILTON-TERRAPLANE Fairmile

Anglo-Canadian. Fairmile Engineerin Co., Cobham, Surrey.

8 cyl. 76x 114, 4,168 c.c., 28.8 11.p. Tax £21 150. S.v. Comp. ratio 7.5 to 1. 5 bearing crankshaft. 113 b.h.p. Pump cooling. 1 Carter carburetter. 3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Synchro-mesh gearbox. Central change. Ratios

2.42, 1.61, 1 to 1. Road speeds at 1.000 r.p.m. 1st 7.5, 2nd 12.5, top 20 m.p.h. 71faxin min speeds.

1st 35, 2nd 56, top 88 m.p.h. Open prop, shaft. Spiral bevel thud drive. 1-elliptic springs. Both hydraulic and friction shock absorbers. Cam steering.. Turning circle 42'. Bendix brakes, cable operated. Battery 6 v. 120 al. 13 gallon rear tank, mechanical pump. Consumption 16/18 m.p.g. approx. Wire wheels. Tyres 16 x 6.25. Wheelbase 116". Track 4' 8. Ground clearance 81". Weight of saloon 25 cwt. Weight of tourer 221 cwt. Coupe 24 cwt. Prices : tourer £553, saloon 1568, special £598, coupe £598.

A high-poker weight ratio coupled with a smooth flexible engine gives the RailtonTerraplane a performance better than all but the very " hottest" small sports cars, and when this is allied to a chassis which is well sprung and holds the road admirably, the increasing popularity of the cars is no surprise.

The car described above is the only one so far announced "this year, but there is a specially light version of the Railton, weighing only 19 cwt., which is described elsewhere in this issue. Its performance should be even more striking than that of the standard model.

RILEY

British. Riley (Coventry) Ltd., Coventry. Nine. 4 cyl._ 60.3 x 95.2 mm., 1,089 c.c., 9.02 h.p. Tax £6 15 0. 0.h.v. at 45°, operated by pushrods on each side of the block. P.R. h/c cyl. head. 2 bearing crankshaft. 41 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon cooling. 2 carburetters on Special Series engine. 8 point rubber engine mounting. 4-speed, pre-selective gearbox, steering wheel con

trol. Automatic plate clutch. Spiral bevel rear axle. 1-elliptic springs front and rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm n and segment steering. Turning circle 30'. Mechanical brakes. Battery 12 v. 91 gallon rear tank, 30-35 m.p.g., electric pimp feed. Automatic chassis lubrication. Knockon wire wheels. Tyros 4.50 x 19. Wheelbase 8' 10".

Track 4'. Gromid clearance 7". Price, saloon £279.

11-litre. 4 eyi., (19 x 100, 1,495 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax £.9. 0.b.v. at 45 Operated by pushrods on each side of block. P.R. hie. head. 3 bearing crankshaft. 54 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon cooling. 2 carburetters. 3 point rubber mounting. 4-speed epicyclic gearbox, pre-selective control on steering Wheel. Spiral bevel rear -axle. 1-elliptic springs trout and rear. Hydraulic sock -absorbers. Worm and segment steering. Turning circle 30'. Mechanical brakes. Battery 12 v. 10 gallon rear tank, electric pump feed. Consumption approx. 2.8 rn.p.g, Knock-on wire wheels. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 8' 10.1"-9' 41". Track 4' and 4' 3". Ground clearance 5r. Weight of complete car -231 cwt. Price : "Merlin "saloon 1835. " Falcon " saloon 1362. " Kestrel " saloon £377. "Lynx Concours " 4-seater £398. Six. 6 cyl., 62 x 95, 1,726 c.c., 14.2 h.p. Tax £11 5 0. 0.h.v. at 450 operated by pushrods on each side of the block. P.R. h3c. head. $ bearing crankshaft. _50 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon and impeller cooling. Single carburetter. 3 point rub) cr engine mounting. 4-speed epicyclic gearbox

with pre-selective control on steering wheel. Spiral bevel rear axle. Enclosed prop. shaft. 1-e1liptic springs front and rear. Hydraulic shock-absorbers. Worm and segment steering. Turning circle 30'. Mechanical brakes. Battery 12 v. 10 gallon rear tank, electric pump feed. Consumption approx. 25 m.p.g. Automatic chassis lubrication. 'Wire wheels, knock-on. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 9' 41'. Track 4' and 4' 3". Ground clearance 5r. Weight of complete car 241 cwt. Price : " Falcon " saloon £365. " Adelphi " saloon 1380. " Kestrel " saloon £380. " Lynx " tourer £375.

Eight-Eighty. 8 cyl, V., CO x 95 mm., 2,178 c.c., 18 h.p. Tax 143 100. Inclined 0.h.v., operated by pushrods. P.R. h/c. cyl. heads. 3 bearthg crankshaft. Twin carburetters. 5 point rubber engine mounting. Centrifugal clutch. 4-speed epicycle gearbox with pre-selective control on steering wheel. Enclosed prop. shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle. }elliptic springing front and rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm steering. Mechanical brakes. Battery 12 v. 10 gallon rear fuel tank, electric pump feed. Wire wheels, knock-on. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 9' 41". Track 4' 3. Estimated b.h.p. of new engine 80-100. Prices, " Adelphi " saloon £450. " Kestrel " saloon £450. Riley cars have had an outstanding racing season. Amongst their more important successes are numbered first place in the Ulster T.T., third place at Le Mans, in the Rudge Cup, the first three places in the International Trophy Race, second place in the Maimin Beg, second place and Team Prize in the 500 Mile Race, etc. In every instance the Riley cars ran unblown, though, incidentally, it is this engine that forms the basis of the E.R.A. power-unit. The pro duction cars Combine modernistic lines and a very good performance for their engine size, with a high degree of refinement and ease of control. The famous " Nine " is continued, now having a very Strong box section chassis frame. It is no longer available in open form, but the new " Merlin " steel saloon and the " Kestrel " saloon, both. semi-streamlined, are attractive cars. The 'preceding 'specifications apply to the Special Series engines, -Which have double carburetters, two-port inlet manifolds,. special pistons

and other aids to high efficiency. The open " Lynx " bodywork is available on the -I-litre and " Six " chassis. The new 818o V8 car, which is based on the Riley Nine power-unit. should provide an exceptional performance, as the engine is light, compact, and is said to develop nearly roo b.h.p. At Olympia a surprise exhibit was the " Sprite" sports model, with unusual streamlined radiator cowling, which is a 2-litre edition costing 1,55o. Centrifugal clutches and Fe-selector gearboxes are a feature of all Riley models, likewise automatic chassis lubrication.

ROVER

British. The Rover Co., Ltd., Coventry.

Twelve. 4 cyl. 69x100, 1,496 c.c., 11.8 h.p.

Tax £9. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 5.7 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 48 b.h.p. at 4,200 r.p.m. Maximum revs. 5,200. Pump, fan and thermostat cooling. One SAT. carburetter. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed constant mesh gearbox,

central change. Ratios, 19.84 11, 7.45, 4.88 to 1.

Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 3.9, 2nd 7.2, 3rd 10.6, toe. 16.2 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, let 21, 2nd 37, 3rd 55, top 70 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle. felliptic springs. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Turning circle 39'. Girling brakes. Battery 12 v. 63 a.h. 10 gallon rear tank. Mechanical pump. Consumption 28 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 18 x 4.75. Wheelbase 105" (saloons 112"). Track 514". Ground clearance 61". Weight of complete car 21 cwt. to 24 cwt. according to body. Prim, sports saloon 1298, open 4 seater £288, saloon 1278.

Speed fourteen. 6 cyl., 65 x 90, 1,577 c.c., 13.8 h.p. Tax £10 10 0. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.7 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 54 b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. Pump fan and thermostat. cooling. Three S.U. carburetters. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. Clutch. 4 speed constant mesh gearbox, fm-wheel. Central remote control. Ratios, 19.8, 11.1, 7.45, 4.88 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., let 3.9, 2nd 7.2, 3rd 10.6, top 16.2 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, let 19, 2nd 34, 3rd 51, top 80 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle. Independent front springing, /-elliptie rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Turning circle 40. Girling brakes. Battery 12 v. 53 au. 11 gallon rear tank. Electric pump. Consumption 22 m.p.g. Budge wire wheels. knock-o1 hubs. Tyres 18x 5.00. Wheelbase 115". Track mr. Ground clearance 6r.

Weight 25 cwt. Price, streamline coupe 1415.

The small Rovers and particularly the Speed Fourteen have a remarkably high performance in proportion to their engine capacity, and never fail to make a good impression in rallies and other competitions in which they have taken part. One of their special features is the Girling mechanical brakes, with which it is possible to stop in distances materially under the theoretical minimum.

Apart from their mechanical efficiency, the latest Rovers are fitted with attractive Open and closed bodies which have been several times prize-winners in coachwork competitions during the past year, and With standard bodies whose features will appeal to the motorist who uses his car all the year round.

SS.

British. S.S. Cars Ltd., Holbrook Lane, Coventry. SS I. 6 cyl. 05.5>: 106, 2,143 c.c., 16 h.p. or

73 x 106, 2663.7 c.c., 19.84 h.p. Tax /12. S.v. 53 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. Pump and fan

cooling. S.d.p. clutch. 4-speed gearbox. Top gear ratio 4.5 to 1. I-elliptic suspension. Turning circle 40'. 12 gallon rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 9' 11k. Track 4' w. Ground clearance 8". Weight of Complete car 24 cwt. Price, saloon £320.

24-litre Jaguar. 6 cyl.. 73x 106, 2,663 c.c., 19 h.p. Tax £15. 0.h.v. pushrod operated. 104 hh.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. 7 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. S.d.p. clutch. 4-speed, synchromesh gearbox. Ratios, 16.30, 8.98, 0.83, 4.25 to 1. Central gear lever. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle, 1-e1liptic suspension front and rear. Luvax double-action hydraulic shock absorbers. Burman-Douglas worm and nut steering. Turning circle 38'. Girling brakes. Battery 12 v. 17 amp. 12 gallon rear tank. Electric pump feed. Wire wheels, razing pattem. Tyres 6.60 x 18. Wheelbase 9' 11". Track 4' tr. Ground clearance w. Weight 19* cwt. SS " 100 " model : Wheelbase 8' 8". Turning circle 36'. Prices : tourer £376. 4-door saloon £385. " 100 " 2-seater £395. 11-litre Jaguar. 4 cyl., 09.5x 106, 1,608 c.c., 12 hp. Tax 1.9. S.v. 42 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. 3 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. Single Down

draught carburetter. S.d.p. clutch. 4-speed, synchro-mesh gearbox. Ratios, 19.18, 11.80, 7.06, 4.86 to I. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle. 1-elliptic suspension. Luvax double-action hydraulic shock absorbers. Burman-Douglas worm and nut steering. Turning circle 38'. Girling brakes. Battery 12 v. 17 amp. 8 gallon rear tank A.C. mechanical pump feed. Wire wheels, racing pattern. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 9'. Track 4'. Ground clearance 7". Weight of saloon 24 cwt. Prices, 4-door saloon 1,285.

The S.S. II and S.S. I have been improved in detail for next year, and retain their impressively low build and handsOme lines. Incidentally, these models are also available with 12 h.p. and 2o h.p. engines, respectively. The new Jaguar models appeal especially to sporting enthusiasts. The II-litre model has a side valve engine and carries a very attractive. four-door coachbuilt saloon body. The 2.-litre car has an o.h.v. power-unit with Nceslake combustion chambers, and gives over 40 b.h.p. per litre. The open 2-seater " zoo" model on the short wheelbase chassis is claimed to be capable of speeds approaching Jo° m.p.h. and to accelerate from o-6o m.p.h. in under 1 2 seconds. Its lines are distinctly sporting. the screen folds flat and there is a luggage tonneau behind the seats. The equipment includes telecontrol shock absorbers and an 18 gallon rear fuel tank. The price is only

£395.

SINGER

British. Singer & Co., Ltd., Coventry.

Nine. 4 cyl., 60 x 86 ram., 972 c.c., 8.93 hp. Tax £6 15 0. 0.h.v. operated by overhead camshaft. 28 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. 2 bearing crankshaft. Thermo-syphon and fan cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters S.d.p. clutch. 4-speed gearbox. helical 2nd and 3rd gears. Ratios, 24.4, 12.4, 8.7, 5.57 to 1. Semifloating rear axle, spiral bevel. i-e-111Ptir springs front and rear. Hartford friction shock absorbers. Patented worm and nut steering. Turning circle 32'. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Battery 12 v. 51 a.h. 7 gallon rear tank, electric pump feed. Wire wheels, knock-on. Tyres 4.5 x 18. Wheelbase 7' r Track 3' 9". Ground clearance T. Price, Sports four-seater £195. Special Speed Nine twoseater £215.

Le Mans "Replica." 4 cyl., 60x 86 mm., 972 ti.e. 8.93 h.p. Tax 16 150. 0.h.v. operated by overhead camshaft. 41 b.h.p. at 5,500 r.p.m. 4-speed gearbox. Ratios, 10.25, 7.15, 5.36, 4.77 to 1. Speed at 5,500 r.p.m., let 46, 2nd 62, 3rd 741, 4th 90 m.p.h. 16 gallon rear tank, double electric pump feed. Tyres 4.5x 18. Price, Cha8018 £425. " Replica " 2-seater £525.

11-litre Six. 6 cyl., 59 x 91 mm. 1,493 c.c., 12.05 h.p. Tax £9 1.6 0. 0.h.v. operated by overhead cams-haft. 63 b.h.p. at. 4.800 r.p.m. 4 bearing crankshaft. Pump and lea cooling. 3. S.C. carburetters. S.d.p. clutch. 4-speed unit gearbox. Ratios, 17.7, 9.08, 5.64, 4.44 to L Semi-floating tear axle, spiral bevel. Open prop. shaft. 4-elliptic suspension front and rear. Hartford friction shock absorbers. Patented worm and nut steering. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Battery 12 v. 61 a.h. 15 gallon rear fuel tank, electric pump feed. Wire wheels, knock-on. Tyres 4.75 x 1S. Wheelbase 7' 8". Track 3' 9". Ground clearance Gr. Weight of complete car, 17* cwt. Price, Special Speed 2-seater 1350.

Singer Cars have established a splendid reputation in trials and speed events. For 1930 the 9 h.p. four-cylinder and 1I-litre six-cylinder model's are continued. The chassis frames are now underslung at the rear, while special, racing pattern brackets are used for mounting the shock absorbers. The popular 9 h.p. sports four-seater is continued, and the Special Speed model 2-seaters on the 9 h.p. and II-litre chassis should prove especially suited to trials work and long distance tourings. These special models have twin spare wheels neatly mounted behind compact rear tanks, the screens fold flat before wind-deflecting scuttle cowls, and very roomy luggage tonneaus are provided. Radiator stone guards are standardised, cubby-holes are provided in the instrument boards, and the II-litre model has bonnet straps, fog lamp, sump thermometer and dual electric horns, etc. Special trials and touring equipment is available from the makers at reasonable extra cost. Incidentally, the 9 h.p. chassis has self-lubricating road springs, while silent bloc bushes feature in the it.-litre.

The lightweight bodywork of the " Replica " conforms to A.1.A.C.R. requirements and throughout racing requirement have been carefully studied. The 972 C.C. engine is intended to run up to 5,500 r.p.m., giving a genuine road speed of 90 m.p.h. The annual tax is ei xis.

SQUIRE

British. The Squire Car Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Remenham Hill Works, Henley-on-Thames.

11-litre Supercharged. 4 cyl., 69x 100, 1,496 ex11.9 h.p. Tax £9. Twin o.h.c. 4 bearing crankshaft: Comp. ratio 61 to 1. 110 b.p.h. at 5,000 r.p.m Water pump. 1 S.U. carburetter. Preseleetive 4-speed gearbox, steering column control. Ratios 1, 1.35, 1.95, 3.8 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., is 6.27, 2nd. 10.3, 3rd 14.85, 4th 20. Maxim= 8 • . let 26.4, 2nd 51.25, 3rd, 74, 4th 100 m.p.h. I prop. shaft. (Needle roller). Semi-floating rearaxle. Semi elliptic springs. Length of springs, front 27r, rear 40°. Turning circle 34'. Squire-Lockheed hydraulic shock absorbers. Battery 12 v. 110 a.h. Twin electric pump. Consumption 25 m.p.g. Rear tank 121 gallons. Wire centre lock nut (Racing typewheels. Tyres 500 x 18 short chassis. 525 x 18 long chassis. Wheelbase 8' 6" short chassis, 10' 3" long chassis. Track 4' 6", Ground clearance (1*. short chassis, 64" long chassis. Weights from 18 cwt. Prices from £995.

Built of the finest possible materials, and making no concessions in regard to cost of production or the finest workmanship, the supercharged Squire attains the magic figure of zoo m.p.h. with a mere r-1litres of capacity.

In addition to the De Luxe 2-seater, which costs {,r,rio, a Lightweight model with an all-metal body and cycle-type wings will be available at i,995, also a Standard model with large luggage accommodation behind the two front seats. The long-chassis model is continued, and the open 4-seater costs

TALBOT

British. Clement-Talbot Ltd., Barlby Road, London, W Jo. "Ten." 4 cyl., 63 x 95, 1,185 c.c., 9.8. h.p. Tax £7 10 0. Side-by-side valves. 3 bearing crankshaft. Thermo-syphon and fan. 1 Downdraught Zenith carburetter. Single dry-plate clutch. Your speed gearbox. Synchro-meSh all forward gears. Ratios 18, 12.65, 7.5 and 5 to 1, or 19.6, 13.77, 8.16 and 5.44 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. let 4, 2nd 6, 3rd 10, top 15 m.p.h. MAXIMUM speeds 20, 30, DO and 70 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel back axle. Semi-elliptic springs. Underslung

chassis. Duo-servo brakes. Turning circle 35'. Wheelbase 7' 9". Track 4'. Ground clearance sr. Price. Sports Tourer £260. Saloon £265.

"75." 6 cyl., 69.5 x 100, 2,276 c.c., 17.9 11.p. Tax £13 10 0. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.5 to 1. 7 bearing crankshaft. 70 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Zenith carburetter. Rigid engine mountings. Single dry-plate clutch. Synchro-mesh. Steering wheel control. Ratios 19.31, 12.87, 7.65, 5.22 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., let 4, 2nd 6.3, 3rd 11.25, top 16.5 m.p.h. Maxinnun speeds, let 20, 2nd 32, 3rd 52. top 74.5

m.p.h. Torque tube. Spiral bevel rear axle. Springs, 4-elliptic front, 4-cantilever rear. Luvax

shock absorbers. Turning circle 39' 10. Self-servo brakes. Battery 12 v. 105 all. 19 gallon rear Lank, pump feed. Tyres 18x 6.00. Wheelbase 10'. Track 4' 8. Ground Clearance 74". Price, £485 to £665.

105." 6 eyL, 75x 112, 2,969 c.c., 20.9 11.p. Tax £15 150. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ral to 6.6 to 1. 7 bearing crankshaft. 100 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Automatic " Traffic" clutch. Preselector gearbox. Gear ratios 5.64, 8.69, 6.27, 4.6 to I. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 6, 2nd 10, 3rd 14.2, top 19.5 M.p.h. Maximum speeds, let 25, 2nd 45, 3rd 62, top 84 m.p.h. Hart ford shock absorbers, plus Luvax handcontrolled shock absorbers. Battery 12 v. 150 ail. 19 gallon rear tank. Wheelbase 10'. Price, £585 to £666.

" 105 " Speed Model. ChassIs specification as " 105 " except tyres 19 x 5.50. Gear ratios 13.6, 7.66, 5.44, and 4 to 1. or 14.8, 8.24. 5.9 and 4.36 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., (4.36 axle), let 5.75, 2nd 10.25, 3rd 16, top 19.76 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 26, 2nd 47, 3rd 65.5, top 88 m.p.h. Price, Open tourer £615. Saloon £645.

34-litre. 6 cyl., 80x 112, 3,377 c.c. Tax' £18. Specification as " 105" except : 120 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 6, 2nd 1.1.;), 3rd 16, top 22 m.p.h. Maximum speeds let 2s, 2nd 51, 3rd 71, top 97 m.p.h. Price, Tourer £750. Speed saloon £825. Talbot cars are renowned for good finish, a high performance and "thorough

bred " qualities of control. The new " Ten " represents a high-grade small car, capable of .a noteworthy performance -a maximum speed of 70 m.p.h. is claimed-and carrying compact, modern bodywork. The chassis is underslung and has duo-servo braking. A sports tourer is available, priced at £260. Turning to the larger models, these are the well-known and thoroughly well-established 6-cylinder cars. Sportsmen will be chiefly concerned with the " 105 " model and the 31-litre car. The general layout is unchanged but a chassis of double-channel section is now used in conjunction with an X-rnember in front of the rear spring-mountings. As a con

sequence the chassis are now extremely rigid, while at the same time the weight has been reduced by about one cwt. in every case. The power output from the " 105 " and 31-1itre has been slightly raised.

TRIUMPH

British. The Triumph Co., Ltd., Coventry,

Gloria 4 oyl. 66 x 90, 1,232 c.c., 10.8 h.p. 0.11.

inlet, side exhaust valves. 50 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. (chassis). Pump and fan cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters.

3 point resilient engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Silent third gearbox with free wheel and automatic reverse-connector. Central change. Comp. ratio 5.22 to 1. Open prop. shaft. i-floating rear axle, spiral bevel. 4-elliptic springs. Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers. Turning circle 38'. Hydraulic brakes.

With two wins in the Light Car class of the Monte Carlo Rally, the small high efficiency cars of the Triumph range need no further proof of their ability to maintain their tune under the most adverse conditions. The Southern Cross models with their 8-ft. wheelbase and practical road-equipment suggest themselves for trial work and the like, while the larger chassis can be obtained with an engine of either 1,085 or 1,232 c.c.

The larger Gloria car can be supplied with a four or six-cylinder engine to choice and thanks to the underslung, chassis, roomy open or closed coachwork, fashionably low in line, can be fitted without sacrificing head-room.

Independent front-wheel springing is a feature of the B.M.W W. which is now made under licence in England. Large mudguards and as adequate windscreen do not detract from the sporting lines of this Continental two-seater. Battery 12 v. 53 a.h. 12 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Wire wheels. Tyres 5 x 17. Wheelbase 9' standard. Turning circle 36'. Track

4' 24". Ground clearance 8". Weight Southern Cross 18 cwt. Prices : Southern Cross £295. Vitesse tourer £325. Coupe £325. Foursome £335. Vitesse Foursome £3435.

Gloria Six. 6 cyl., 05x 100, 1,991 C.f., 13.72 h.p. 0.11. inlet, side exhaust valves. 4 bearing crankshaft. 55 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling.

5 point resilient engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Silent third gearbox, with free wheel, central change.

Comp. ratio 4.75 to I. Transmission springs, brakes and steering as 4 cyl. 12 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Battery 12 V. 53 alt. Wire wheels. Tyres 6.00 x 16. Wheelbase 9' r standard. Track 4' 24". Ground clearance 6". Weight of complete car saloon 234 cwt. Prices : Six light saloon £395. Foursome £415. Vitesse Foursome £445.

VALE SPECIAL

British. Vale Engineering Co., Ltd.,

Portsdown Road, London, W.g.

20 h.p. 4 cyl., 60 x 90, 1,098 c.c., 9.8 h.p. Tax £10. 0.h. inlet, side exhaust valVes. Comp. ratio 8.5 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 47 b.h.p. at 4,250 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 2 Sulex carburetters. 4 point Silent bloc engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third, central charge. Final drive to choice, from 4.5 to 6.25 to L Maximum speeds, let 30, 2nd 42, 3rd 65, top 85 m.p.h. HardySpicer needle-bearing open propeller shaft. Those who like their ears to be really

" special," can submit their own designs and have cars built accordingly, the cost being in strict accordance with the specification required.