A GUIDE TO 1934 SPORTS CARS

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A GUIDE TO 1934 SPORTS CARS

IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES THE PROSPECTIVE SPORTS CAR OWNER WILL FIND SPECIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE DATA OF MOST OF THE HIGH EFFICIENCY AUTOMOBILES ON THE MARKET TO-DAY

A.C. (ACED ES).

British. A .C. (Aeedes) Ltd., 71. hames-Ditton, Surrey. Ace 15/58 h.p. 6 cyl., 65 x 100, 1,991 c.c., 15.7 416 tax. o.h.c. comp-ratio 5.75 to 1. 5 bearing crankshaft. 56 b.h.p. at 3,500 r.p.m. Thermo

syphon cooling (pump assisted). 1 Stromberg carburetter. 3 point rubber engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. 4 speed normal gear-box, silent third, central change. Ratios 17.7, 9.3, 6.4 and 4.66 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st, 4.6, 2nd 8.9, 3rd 13, Top 17.9 m.p.h. Maximum speed, 1st 15, 2nd 30, 3rd 50, Top 75 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel axle. Half-elliptic springs, 31# in front, 41″ rear. Andre friction shock-absorbers. Bishop steering, 36′ 6″ turniug circle. Bendix duoservo brakes. 12 volt battery, 72 a.h. Electric fuel pump. 10 gall. rear tank. Consumption 22 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 29″ x 5″. Wheelbase 9′ 7 . Track 4′ 2″. Weight of complete car 221 cwt. Ground clearance 71′. Prices : Saloon £450. Drop-head close-coupled coupe 1440. Fixed head ditto, £435Drop-head coupe £435. Ace 1 h.p. Sparta. Specification as above, with

following alterations. Compression ratio 6.25 to 1. 66 b.p.h. at 3,500 r.p.m. 3 S.U. carburetters, Price : Open 4 seater sports 4450.

No firm has had more experience Of making cars of the” light-six” type than the A.C. Company, for they were the very first in the field with this type. The 1934 models are basically the same as those of last year, and the aim of the company is to produce a medium-sized car of the highest quality, giving a fast maximum speed combined with silent flexibility. Both in mechanical details and coachwork A.C. cars betray careful workmanship and good finish. For those who desire a car to last them for several years, and which repays attention, the A.C. will have a strong appeal.

ALFA-ROMEO.

Italian. Alfa Romeo British Sales, Ltd., 1, Baker Street, London, 141.1. 17/75 Turismo. 6 cyl. 65 x 88, 1,750 c.c., 15.7 h.p. Tax 416. Single o.h.c. 5 bearing crankshaft. 75 b.h.p. Pump cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. Rigid engine mounting. Dry plate clutch. Synchromesh gearbox, central control. Maximum speeds (open car), 1st 20, 2nd 40, 3rd 54, top 75 m.p.h. t floating

rear axle. elliptic springs. S.I.A.T.A. hydraulic shock absorbers. Turning circle 33f . Mechanical brakes. 12. Battery. Rear tank. Electric fuel pump. Consumption 24 m.p.g. R.W. wire wheels* Alternative tyre sizes. Wheelbase 10′ 2″, Track 4′ 7″. Ground clearance, chassis 71″. Weight, 171 cwt. Prices on application.

17/85 Gran Turismo. 6 cyl., 68 x 88, 1,917 c.c., 17.2 h.p. Tax 418. Twin o.h.c. 5 bearing crankshaft. 85 b.h.p. Pump cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. Dry plate clutch. Synchromesh gearbox, central control. Maximum speeds, 1st 23, 2nd 45, 3rd 63, top 85 m.p.h. Transmission, rear axle, springs and brakes as on 17/75. Battery I2v. 58 all. Rear tank. Autoptils.e feed. Consumption 23 m.p.g. R.W. wheels, 18″. Tyres 28 x 5.25. Wheelbase 9′ 6″. Track 4′ 7″. Ground clearance, chassis 7. Weight 16/ cwt. Prices on application.

17/95 Gran Sport. Supercharged. 6 cyl., 65 x 88, 1,750 c.c., 15.7 h.p. Tax 116. Twin o.h.c. 5 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. 1 Memini carburetter. Dry plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, central control. Maximum speeds, 1st 25, 2nd 58, 3rd 80, top 103 m.p.h. Springs, transmission and brakes as 17/75. Turning circle 33′. Battery 12v. 58 a.h. 23 gall. rear tank. Electric autopulse fuel pump. Consumption 20 m.p.g. R.W. wheels. Tyres 28 x 5.25. Wheelbase 9′. Track 4′ 7″. Ground clearance 71″. Weight 16 cw t. Prices on application. 21/220 short, supercharged. 8 cyl., 65 x 88, 2,336 c.c. 20.8 h.p. Tax 421. Twin o.h.c. JO bearing crankshaft. 220 b.h.p. Pump cooling. 1 Memini carburetter. Dry plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox,

central control. Maximum speeds, 1st 22, 2nd 55, 3rd -99, top 130 m.p.h. Transmission, rear axle, springs, and brakes as on 17/75. Worm and nut steering. Turning circle 36′. Battery 12v. 58 a.h. 25 gall. rear tank Vlcctricfuelpuznp. R .W . wheels. Tyres 29 x 5.50. Wheelbase 9′. Track 4′ 71′. Ground clearance 71″. Price on application.

21 ;220 long, supercharged. Engine as in short chassis. Maximum speeds, 1st 21, 2nd 52, 3rd 96, top 125 m.p.h. Turning circle 37′. Wheelbase 10 4^. Other details as 211220 short. Price on application. :No changes are announced by this famous Italian factory in their 1934 models. The full range represents a carefully varied choice of cars from a normal touring such as the 17;75 11.p. singlecan1Shaft job to the 21/220 short chassis capable of 130 m.p.h. Alfa Romeos are the high water mark of Italian engineering,

and the magnificent victories of cars of this make in the racing field are abundantly reflected in the standard productions.

ALTA.

British. Alta Car 6-, Engineering Co., Ltd., Fuller’s Drive, Kingston By-Pass, Surbiton.

Sports. 4 cyl., 60 x 95, 1,074 c.c., 8.7 h.p. Tax 19. Twin oh.c. Comp. ratio 7.3 to I. 3 bearing crankshaft. 47 b.h.p. at 5,200 r.p.m. (Max. 6,500 r.p.m.). Pump cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters. Rigid engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. 4 speed gear box, central control (Wilson pre-selective 115 extra). Ratios, 1st 16, 2nd 8.22, 3rd 6, top 4.77 to 1. Road speed in top at 1,000 r.p.m., 18 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 30, 2nd 55, 3rd 75, top 87 m.p.h. Tubular prop. shaft, torque tube. Spiral bevel drive.

1 elliptic springs front, 1. ellipties rear. Luvax shock absorbers. Bishop cam steering. Turning circle 33′. Cable operated brakes, no servo. Battery 12v. 65 a.h. 12 gall, rear tank. Electric fuel pump. Consumption 35 m.p.g. R.W. wire wheels. Tyres 19 x 4.50. Wheelbase 8′. Track 4′ r. Ground clearance 7′. Price, 2 seater 1350, 4 seater 1365. Competition. Same as sports, with following alterations and additions : specially selected and tuned engine, 4 carburetters and special induction pipe, lightened chassis and special assembly. Price,

2 seater 4385.

Supercharged. Same as sports, with following alterations and additions : Comp. ratio 6.4 to 1, 92 b.h.p. at 5,800 r.p.m. (Max. 7,000 r.p.m.), 1 S.U. carburetter. Gear ratios, 1st 12, 2nd 9.3, 3rd 6.5, top 4.5 to I. Road speed in top at 1,000 r.p.m. 20 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 40, 2nd 60, 3rd 75, top 110 m.p.h. Turning circle 30′. Consumption 18 m.p.g. Weight 13 cwt. Price, 2 seater 4450.

The essence of the Alta lies in the fact that it is a hand-made sports car as distinct from a modified production model. The 1934 cars are unchanged from last year, and present a threefold variation of a basic engine and chassis, whose outstanding characteristics are a twin o.h.c., 1,100 c.c., 4 cylinder engine, a close-ratio gearbox, a low centre of gravity, and good steering and brakes.

ALVIS.

British. Alvis Car & Engineering Co., Ltd., Coventry.

Speed Twenty. 6 cyl.’ 73 x 100, 2,511 c.c., 19.82 h.p. Tax /20. Pushrod o.h.v. Pump cooling. 3 carburetters. Single plate clutch. Separate gearbox, central control, silent synchromesh on all

4 speeds. Tubular prop. shaft. Fully floating spiral bevel rear axle. Independent front springing, transverse. Alvis shock absorbers front, Andre Telecontrol rear. Independent steering. Self energising brakes. Battery 12v. Dunlop wire wheels. Tyres, Dunlop 19 x 5.50. Wheelbase 10′ 3″. Track 4′ 8″. Price’s, chassis /600, sports 4 seater 4695, Charlesworth sports saloon 1825, 4 seater drophead coupe 4825.

Crested Eagle. 6 cyl., 20 h.p. or 16.95 engine optional. Tax £20 or £17. Pushrod o.h.v. Pump cooling. Wilson pre-selective gearbox, 4 speeds and reverse. Tubular prop. shaft. Fully floating, spiral bevel rear axle. Independent front springing. Independent steering. Self energising brakes. Battery 12v. Wheelbase 10′ 3″. Long 11′. Track 4’8″. Prices, chassis 1550, 4 light saloon 16.9,5 or 20 h.p. £750, 6 light saloon ditto, 7 seater limousine, 20 h.p. only 4850, ditto without partition 1830.

Firefly. 4 cyl., 1,496 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax 412. 1 down-draught carburetter. Single dry plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third, central remote control. Pre-selective gearbox extra. Tubular prop. shaft. Fully floating rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs. Self-energising brakes. Battery 12v.. Wheelbase 10′ 3′. Track 4′ tr. Prices, chassis 4395, sports 4 seater 4475, saloon 1495, 4 seater drophead coupe 1495. Pre-selective gearbox 415 extra. The Alvis range for 1934 consists of three high-grade, high-performance cars

of varying size. The first of these is the famous’ Speed Twenty,” which is slightly modified for 1934. The independent. springing and steering which has proved so successful on the “Crested Eagle” has now been adopted, and a totally new type of gearbox giving all-silent speeds and all synchromesh change. The “Speed Twenty” Alvis can therefore be ranked as one of the outstanding examples of advanced-design sports cars to-day.

The “Crested Eagle” is a luxury car with a high performance. Either a 16,95 or 20 h.p. can be obtained, and independent springing provides superlative comfort for the passengers.

Finally, the ” Firefly” remains unchanged for 1934. This 4 cylinder 12 h.p.

chassis is capable of carrying really roomy coackwork, and this combined with low running costs make the car deservedly popular.

ASTON MARTIN,

British. Aston ..1.1 artin, Ltd., Felthaln, Middlesex. 12/60 Standard. 4 cyl., 69 x 99, 1,493 c.c., 11.9

Tax £12. 0.h.c. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 55 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Thermosyphon and pump cooling. 2. SAT. carburetters. 4 point rubber engine mounting. Single dry-plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent 2nd and 3rd, central change. Ratios, 17.88, 2nd 11.49, 3rd 7,05, top 5.11 to I. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 4.83, 2nd 7.5, 3rd 12.23, top 16.9 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, lst 22, 2nd 34, 3rd 55, top 76 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft, Hotchkiss drive. Spiral-bevel rear axle. Semielliptic springs. Hartford shock-absorbers. Cableoperated mechanical brakes. Battery 12v. 63 a.h. 11 gall, rear tank. l’etrolift feed. Consumption 30 m.p.g. R.W. wire wheels. Tyres 4.50 x 21. Wheelbase 10′. Track 4′ 4″. Ground clearance 6″. Weight, tourer 21 cwt., saloon 23 cwt. Prices, chassis £485, tourer £550, saloon £595.

12/70 Le Mans. Engine dimensions as 12/50 model, but with 7.5 to 1 comp. ratio, developing 70 b.h.p. at 4,750 r.p.m. Norratil gearbox, central change. Ratios, 1st 14.026, 2nd 8.737, 3rd 5.912, top 4.663 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 5.87, 2nd 9.4, 3rd 13.9, top 17.61 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 28, 2nd 45, 3rd 66, top 84 m.p.h. Rest of specification as 12/50 model, but Hartford-Duplex shock absorbers, 40 turning circle, 27 m.p.g. consumption, 19 gall, rear tank, and 2 Autopulse fuel pumps. R .W. wire wheels. Tyres 18 x 5.25. Wheelbase 8′ 6″ (“Special” 10′). Track 4′ 4′. Ground clearance 6″. Weight of 2/4 seater 19 cwt., 4 seater 211 cwt. Prices, chassis £525, 2/4 seater £595, Special 4 seater £625.

In England, at any rate, there will always be a market for a car built without any regard to economy either in materials or workmanship. Such a machine is the Aston Martin, a 12 h.p. car which is made with all the care and patient accuracy which one usually associates only with large luxury vehicles or with special racing cars being prepared for the fray. What is the benefit of this precision and good quality ? It can be summed up in one word “thoroughbred.” The handling of an Aston Ilartin reveals in every control and function a refinement

and harmony which is the mark of craftsmen who are prompted by an ideal.

AUSTIN.

British. _4 irsiii[ .11olor Co., Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham.

Seven “56.” 4 cyl., 750 c.c., 23 .h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. 4-speed gear box. Top gear ratio 5.6 to 1. Transverse springing. Price, 2 seater 4152.

Ten four. 4 cyl., 10 h.p. Comp. ratio 6.5 to 1. 1 Zenith downdraught carburetter. 30 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. Synchromesh 4 speed gearbox. Semielliptic springs, Price, Sports tourer £215.

Twelve-Six. 6 cyl., 61.25 x 84.63, 1,496 c.c., 13.956 h.p. Tax £14. 38 b.b.p. S.v. 1 Zenith downdraught carburetter. 4 bearing crankshaft. 4 point engine mounting. Single plate clutch. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox, central change. Ratios. 1st 18.26, 2nd 11.7, 3rd 7.58, top 5.5. to 1. Spiral bevel drive, f floating axle. Manual 4 wheel brakes. Worm and wheel steering. Semi-elliptic springs, Luvax shock absorbers in front, Hartford at rear.

gall, rear tank. Magna wire wheels. Dunlop 4.75 x 19 tyres. Prices, sports tourer £275, Greyhound sports saloon £305.

Of the three sports models now marketed by the Austin Company we have already published our road experiences of the Twelve-Six. These can be summed up in saying that this car is a roomy, smooth-riding sports tourer capable of speeds of over 70 m.p.h. in complete comfort. We hope to give our impressions of the Ten-Four and the Seven in a forthcoming issue.

B.S.A.

British. B.S.A. Cars, Ltd., 13irmingham. 10.h.p. 4 cyl., 63 x 95, 1,185 c.c., 9.8 h.p. Tax 110. Side valves. Comp. ratio 5.5 to 1. 2 bearing

crankshaft. 28 13.11.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. Thermo syphon cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. Semi-flexible engine mounting. Daimler fluid-flywheel. Wilson self-changing gearbox, steering column control. Ratios, 1st 19.5, 2nd 11.6, 3rd 7.8. Top 5.25 (alternative 5.51. Maximum speeds, 1st 18, 2nd 30, 3rd 44, top 58 m.p.h. Daimler transmission. Semi

floating rear axle. elliptic springs. Ltivax shock absorbers. Manes-Weller steering. Turning circle 37′. Mechanical brakes, by rods. Battery 12v. 51 a.h. 61 gall. rear tank on £230 saloon, 8 gall. on others. A.C. fuel pump. Consumption 35 m.p.g. Wheels, 4.50 x 18 wire. Tyres 4.50 x 18 (4.50 x 19 export). Wheelbase 8′ 14″. Track 4′. Ground clearance 54″. Weight 18 cwt. Prices, saloon £230, saloon de luxe £255, Peerless coupe £268. Varsity saloon £275, Tickford Foursome £290.

Although not claimed to be in the sports car category the 10 h.p. B.S.A. is interesting to discriminating motorists on account of the application of a Daimler fluid flywheel and self-changing gearbox to a small side valve engine. The B.S.A. unit can “rev.” quite smoothly up to 4,000 r.p.m. and by full use of the gearbox really astonishing averages can be put up. The gear change encourages the driver to keep the car at full “revs.”, and the willing little engine keeps its time indefinitely.

A most attractive range of bodies has been planned for 1934. In addition to the standard and de luxe saloons there are the Peerless Sports coupe, the Varsity sports saloon, and the Tickford Foursome.

BENTLEY.

British. Bentley Motors (193x) Ltd., 16 Conduit Street, London, W.r.

3l! litre. 6 cyl. 82.5 x 114, 3,669 c.c., 25,3 h.p. Tax i26. Pushrod o.h.c. 7 bearing crankshaft. S.t’ . carburetters. Pump cooling. Single dry 1 1:1a1ch. 4 speed gearbox, synchromesh third and top, silent second, right-hand change. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel final drive. Worm and nut steering. Semi-elliptic springs fore and alt. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Mechanical servo-mot or brakes. Battery 12v. 18 gall, rear tank. Enginedriven fuel pump. Wire wheels. Tyres IS x 5.50. Wheelbase 10′ 6″. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance

. Price, chassis £1,100, open tourer £1,380, drophead coupe £1,485, sports saloon £1,635.

Full details of this car will be found elsewhere in thi, issue.

BUGATTI.

French. Ettore 13ugatti, 1-3, Brixton Road, London, S.W .9.

Type 40. Unsupercharged, 8 cyl., 81 x 130, 5,350 c.c., 32.5 h.p. Tax £33. 0.h.c. 9 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. Smith-Barictuand carburetter. Ferodo and steel multiplate clutch. Gearbox with rear axle, central control. Ratios, 1st 9.8, 2nd 5.45, top 3.9 to I. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 9, 2nd 17, top 23 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft.

floating rear axle. elliptic front springs, I elliptic rear. Hartford shock absorbers front, Delco-Remy rear. Mechanical brakes, cable operated. Battery 2/6v. 112 a.h. 23 gall . rear tank. Electric fuel pump. Consumption 12/14 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 6 x 20. Wheelbase 11′ 6″. Track 4′ 7″. Chassis weight 23 cwt. Price, chassis £975.

Type 46.6. Supercharged model of Type 46. Similar specification. Consumption 12 m.p.g. Price, chassis £1,175. Type 50. Supercharged 8 cyl., 86 x 107, 4,840 c.c., 36.6 h.p. Tax £37. Twin o.h.c. 9 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. Two Schebler carburetters. Ferodo and steel multiple plate clutch. Gear ratios, speed at 1,000 r.p.m., transmission, rear axle, springs, brakes, battery and tank capacity as. Type 46. Consumption 10 m.p.h. Cast aluminium

alloy wheels. 6 x 20 tyres. Wheelbase 10′ 2″. Track 4′ 7″. Chassis weight 23 cwt. Chassis price £1,725.

Type 54. (Gritud Prix model of Type 50). Supercharged. Engine dimensions as Type 50. ‘rya?’ o.h.c. 1 Zenith carburetter. Pump cooling. Multiple disc clutch. 3 speed, right-hand change gearbox. Ratios. 1st 8.6, 2nd 4.8, 3rd 3.5 to 1. Transmission, rear axle, springs, and brakes as Type 46. 13ugattl shock absorbers. 21 gall rear tank. Pressure feed. Cast aluminium-alloy wheels. Tyres 5 x 19. Wheelbase 9′. Track 4′ I”. Weight of complete car, 19 cwt. Price on application. Type 49. Unsupercharged, 8 cyl., 72 x 100, 3,255 c.c., 25.7 h.p. Tax 426. 0.11.c. 9 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Schebler carburetter. Multiple plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox,

central control. Ratios 1st 11.4, 2nd 7.35, 3rd 5.27, top 4.2 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 7, 2nd 11, 3rd 15, top 20 m.p.h. Transmission, rear axle, springs and brakes as Type 46. Hartford shock absorbers. Battery 12v. 75 a.h. 15 gall. rear tank. Electric fuel pump. Consumption 18 m.p.g. Cast alumiunium-alloy wheels. Tyres 5.25 x 18. Wheelbase 10′ 7. Track 4′ 2″. Chassis weight 19 cwt. Price, chassis 4705.

Type 55. Supercharged 8 cyl., 60 x 100, 2,270 c.c., 17.8 h.p. Tax £18. Twin o.h.c. 5 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. 1 Zenith carburetter. Fero& and steel multiple plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, central control. Ratios, 1st 9.5, 2nd 7, 3rd 5, top 4.15 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 7, 2nd II, 3rd 15, top 20 m.p.h. Transmission, rear axle, springs, brakes as Type 46. Hartford Telecontrol shock absorbers. Battery I2v. 75 a.h. 22 gall. rear tank. Fuel pump. Consumption 22 m.p.g. Cast aluminium alloy wheels. Tyres 5 x 19. Wheelbase 9′. Track 4′ 1″. Weight of complete car, 18 cwt. chassis price £1,350.

Type 51. (Grand Prix model of Type 55). Supercharged. Engine and clutch details as Type 55. 4 speed gearbox, right-hand control. Ratios, 1st 9.5, 2nd 7, 3rd 5, top 3.85 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 74, 2nd 114, 3rd 16. top 21 m.p.h. Transmission, rear axle, springs, and brakes as Type 46. Bugatti shock absorbers. 21 gall, rear tank. Pressure feed. Consumption 21 m.p.g. Cast aluminiumalloy wheels. Tyres 5 x 19. Wheelbase 7′ 10r. Track 3′ 9. Weight of complete car 17 cwt. Price on application.

New model. To be announced at Olympia.

No alterations are to be made in the existing range of Bugatti models, or “types,” for 1934. The type 46 cars are suitable for carrying luxurious enclosed coachwork, the 54 and 50 are the well known ” 4.9’s” in racing and modified form, as are the 55 and 50 cars on the ” 2.3.” chassis. Finally conies the touring 49. At the Motor Show, so we are informed

by Messrs. Bugatti, will be introduced an entirely new model, details of which will not be available until that time. This car should be one of the high spots of Olympia.

CROSSLEY.

British. Crossley Motors Ltd., Goston, Manchester.

Two-litre Spode. 6 cyl. 65 x 100, 1,991 c.c. 15.7 h.p. Tax 416. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.5 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 58 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. Engine mounted on rubber bearers. Single dry-plate clutch. Self-changing pre-selective gear box, steering wheel control. Ratios, 17.55, 10.03, 6.57 and top 4.56 to 1. Semi-floating rear axle.

elliptic springs. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and leversteering. Turning circle 43′. Self energising brakes. Battery 12v. 66 amp. Vacuum fuel feed. 18 gall, rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.25″ x 20′. Wheelbase 10′ 21″. Track 4′ Er. Ground clearance 7. Price Sports Saloon £695. ” Golden.” 6 cyl. 75. x 120, 3,198 c.c. 20.9 h.p. Tax £21. Pushrods, o.h.v. Pump cooling. Single plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, silent third, central change. Semi floating spiral

bevel rear axle. A elliptic springs. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm steering. Turning circle, right 38′ 8″, left 41′. Self energising brakes. Vacuum fuel feed. 12, gall, rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 30″ x 5.25″. Wheelbase 10′ 3″. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance 91″. Price Saloon £575. “Tin.” 4 cyl. 63 x 90. 1,122 c.c.. 9.8 h.p. Tax £10. o.h. inlet and s. ex haust valves. 3 bearing crankshaft. Thermo-syphon cooling. Single plate clutch. Normal 4 speed gear-box with silent third standard. Self-changing Wilson gear box extra. Ratios, 20.15, 12.52,7.25 and top 5.38 to I. Central

change. Semi-floating, spiral-bevel rear-axle. Semielliptic springs. Shock absorbers. Worin and nut steering. Turning circle 40′ 9. Self energising brakes. Electric fuel pump. Rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres, Dunlop 18 x 4.75. Wheelbase 9′ 01″. Track 4′. Price : Buxton Saloon £278; Torquay Saloon £308; Wilson box £20 extra.

The Crossley programme for 1934 is notable for the re-entry of this famous firm into the sporting market with a new 2-litre sports model. This new car is altogether a most attractive machine, judging from its specification. The engine will run smoothly up to 4,000 r.p.m., at which speed it is giving off 58 b.h.p., so that the car should possess a good performance on the road. A Wilson preselective gearbox is standard, and this new sports Crossley bears every evidence of great care having been expended in its production.

The rest of the Crossley range remains unaltered. The Ten is now firmly established as a favourite among those who wish for a high class small car of brisk performance. In the luxury market at £500 the” Golden ” models are good value.

DERBY.

French. Morgan Hastings, Ltd., 95, New Bond Street, London, W.1. 2 litre. 8 cyl., 65 x 75, 2,000 c.c., 20.9 h.p. Tax 421. 0.h. pushrod exhaust, side inlet valves. Comp. ratio 5.5. to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 60 b.h.p. at 3,500 r.p.m. Pump cooling. 2 Solex carburetters. Rigid engine mounting. single dry plate clutch. Normal gearbox, silent 2nd and 3rd, dashboard control. Ratios, 1st 13.89, 2nd 9.33, 3rd 6.94, top 4.6 to 1. Maximum speeds, 2nd 40, 3rd 55, top 75 m.p.h. Front wheel drive. Fully floating axle. Independent springing, front and rear. Shock absorbers. Turning circle 25′ 4″. Bendix-Perrot brakes, cable operated. Battery 12v. 72 ail. 14 gall, rear tank. Vacuum feed. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50.x 18. Wheel

base 9′ 9″. Track 4′ 3′. Ground clearance 8″. Weight of saloon 21 cwt. l’rice, not yet announced.

12/50. 4 cyl., 69 x 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax 412. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.25 to I. 3 bearing crankshaft. 50 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Pump cooling. 2 SAT. carburetters. Fixed engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. Normal gearbox, silent 2nd and 3rd dashboard control. Ratios, 1st 14.6, 2nd 9.8, 3rd 7.3, top 4.8 to 1. Maximum speeds, 2nd 40, 3rd 55, top 75 m.p.h. Front wheel drive. Fully floating axle. Independent springing, fore and aft. Shock absorbers. Turning circle 34′. Manual brakes, by enclosed cables. Battery 12v. 72 a.h. 12 gall, rear tank. Electric pump. Wire wheels. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 9′ 10″. Track 4′. Ground clearance 6″. Weight of complete car 17 cwt. Price, 4295.

The Derby 2 litre model to be shown at Olympia will have a particular interest for sporting enthusiasts, for it emanates from the Courbevoie factory whose destinies are controlled by Mr. W. D. Ilawkes. This famous designer has had at his disposal in making the new 8 cylinder f.w.d. car, the experience he has gained with the 8 cylinder f.w.d. Derby Special, which in the hands of Mrs. G. M. Stewart holds so many World’s and International class records at speeds of about 140 m.p.h. Decidedly is the new Derby a car to investigate closely.

The 12,150 Derby, introduced last year, remains unchanged for 1934.

ESSEX.

Canadian. Hudson-Essex Motors Ltd.,

Great West Road, London. Terraplane 8. 8 cyl. 2 15/16″ x 44″. 4,010 c.c. 27.6 h.p. Tax £28. s.v. Comp-ratio 5.8 to 1. 5

crankshaft bearings. 94 b.h.p. at 3,400 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 1 carter down-draught carburetter. Pneu ” rubber engine mounting. Single plate clutch, in oil. Synchromesh gearbox, central change. Ratios, 9.9 6.6, top 4.1 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 ‘r.p.m., 1st 8, 2nd 12, top 20 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 42,2nd 60, top 86 m.p.h. Hotchkiss-type transmission. Spiral bevel final drive. 4 elliptics fore and aft, 31° long. Monroe hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. urning circle 41’. Bendix low-velocity brakes, cable operated. Battery 6v. 9$ a.h. mechanical petrol pump. 131 gall. rear tank. Consumption 18/19 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 16 x 6. Wheelbase

113″. Track 4′ Weight of complete car 22 cwt. 14 lbs. Ground clearance 8e. Prices, Chassis £275. Open 4seater £365. Sports saloon £420.

Terraplans 8. 6 cyl. 2 21/32* x 41″.

2,560 c.c., 16.9 h.p. Tax 417. S.v. Comp. ratio 5.8 to 1. 3 crankshaft bearings. 61 b.h.p. at 3,600 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Carter downdraught carburetter. ” Pneu ” rubber engine mounting. Single plate clutch, in oil. Synchromesh gear box, central control. Ratios, 11, 7.5 and 4.55 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 7.2, 2nd 10.7, top 18 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 34, 2nd 50 and top 75 m.p.h. Hotchkiss type transmission. Spiral bevel final drive. 4 elliptic springs fore and aft, length 31″. Monroe

hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle 37′. Bendix low velocity brakes, cable operated. Battery 6v. 95 a.h. Mechanical fuel pump. Consumption 23 m.p.g. 94 gall. rear tank. Wire wheels. T ‘nes 16 x 6. Wheelbase 106″. Track 4’ 8″. Weight of complete car 201 cwts. Ground clearance 81″. Prices : Chassis £230. Open 4-seater £295. Sports saloon 4320. One of the most surprising cars of the new season is undoubtedly the Essex Terraplane Eight. Any car that can accelerate from 10 to 80 m.p.h. in 36 seconds is remarkable, but when that car carries a really comfortable 1 a )(iv, makes no more noise than the most expensive luxury car, and withal costs a mere £365, then indeed we have a prodigy. The Terraplane 8 does all this quite effortlessly, and what is more has springing and road holding well up to the high speeds its engine offers. True the engine is on the big side-4 litres-but is not e=essively heavy on petrol. Its 5.8 to 1 compression ratio allows No. 3 petrol to be used without the Usual disadvantages of this procedure. A full report of our experiences on the road with the Terraplane

appeared in the September issue of MOTOR SPORT.

The Terraplane Six is a smaller edition of the Eight. Like that machine, its acceleration is outstandingly good, and at the same time dead silent. The coachwork is first-class, being comfortable, roomy, and smart. With a tax of only £17, a petrol consumption of 23 m.p.g. and an initial cost of only £295, it is small wonder that the Terraplane Six is so popular. Such remarkable value for money deserves its inevitable reward.

FRAZER NASH.

British. A .F.N., Ltd., London Road, Isle worth.

Oolmore. 4 cyl., 69 x 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax 412. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.25 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 55 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. (can be increased by modifications). Cooling by impeller (and/or fan). 2 S.U. or Amal carburetters. 3 point engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. 4 forward speeds and reverse. Silent chain drive on all gears. Ratios of all gears to choice. Optional gear lever position. Solid rear axle. I elliptic springs front and rear. Double Hartford shock absorbers (Telecontrol at rear if desired). Turning circle 36′. Manual brakes. Battery 12v. 72 a.h. 8 gall, rear tank. S.U. electric fuel pump. Consumption 30/35 m.p.g. R.W. wire wheels. Tyres 27 x 4.40. Wheelbase 8′ 9″. Track, front 4′, rear 3′ 6. Ground clearance optional, 10″ max. Weight of complete car, from 151 cwt., (according to equipment). Price, 3/4 seater de luxe, from £495.

T.T. Replica. Engine dimensions and details as Colntore, but modified to develop up to 65 b.h.p. Gear ratios optional, but standard, 1st 10, 2nd 7.6, 3rd 4.8, top 3.8 to I. Transmission, springs, brakes and battery as Colmore. Turning circle 34′. 12 gall. rear tank. Pressure or S.I.J . pump feed. R .W. centre lock-nut wheels. Tyres 27 x 4:40. Wheelbase 8′ 6. Track, front 4′, rear 3′ 6″. Ground clearance optional (max. 10″). Weight of complete car 15 cwt. (according to equipment). Price complete car from 4445. Six. Two engines available. 57 x97,9, 1,498 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax £12. Or 60 x 97.9, 1,657 c.c., 14 11.p. Tax 414. Twin o.h.c. $ bearing crankshaft. 75 b.h.p. Pump cooling. 3 Zenith or S t` . carburetters. 3 point Silent bloc engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. Speeds, transmission, rear axle, brakes, springs and battery as Colmore. 13 gall, rear tank. Pressure or pump feed. Consumption 27 m.p.g. R.W. centre lock-nut wheels. Tyres 27 x 4.40. Wheelbase 9′. Track, front 4′, rear 3′ 6″. Ground clearance optional (max. 10″). Weight

of complete car front 16 cwt. (according to equipment). Price, T.T. pattern or Cohnore body available, from £595.

No car is a more securely established favourite among spOrting motorists than the Frazer Nash. This popularity is due to these cars’ consistently excellent performances in trials, hill climbs and races throughout every season-in the hands of private owners. Briefly, the charm of the Frazer Nash lies in its superlative acceleration (due to a good. power-to-weight ratio), high cruising speed at low engine revs. (also due to the low weight of the car), silent drive on all gears by means of the unique

chain-drive transmission), high geared steering and perfect road holding (due to correct weight distribution.

To discriminating motorists the fact that gear ratios can be chosen to an exact degree has a strong appeal. The whole car is made to Suit the personal requirements of each customer.

GRAHAM.

A rnerican. Clevcrl ys, Ltd., 173, Cleveland Street, London, IV .1.

Standard Eight. 8 cyl. 31″ x 4″, 4,012 c.c. 31.25 h.p. Tax 432. Side valves. Contp. ratio 6.5 to I. Higher ratio to special order. 5 bearing crankshaft. 95 b.h.p. at 3,400 r.p.m. Pump cooling. 1 GrahamPaige carburetter. Rubber engine mounting. Single dry-plate clutch. Synchromesh gearbox, central control. Ratios, 1st 12.22, 2nd 7.02, top 4.27 to 1. Special 3.50 to 1 ratio can be supplied. Maximum speeds (4.27 ratio), 1st 25, 2nd 55, top 82 m.p.h. Hotchkiss transmission. 1 floating rear axle. / elliptic springs,: rout 36″, rear 54″. Hydraulic shock-absorbers. Turning circle 41′. Hydraulic brakes. Battery 6v. 100 a.h. 18 gall, rear tank. Consumption 15-17 m.p.g. Wheels 6 x 17. Tyres 6 x 17. Wheelbase 9 11′. Track 5′ 1″. Ground clearance 8. Weight of complete car 32 cwt. Price, saloon 4520.

We have already recorded our impressions of the Graham Blue Streak in the columns of MOTOR SPORT, and readers will remember that we found it to be a comfortable, silent saloon capable of a genuine speed of over 80 m.p.h. An important feature of the car is its good road holding, owing to a wide track of 5ft. lin. and a low centre of gravity. These in turn are due to the special ” banjo” frame, which allows the axle to move up and down through a groove in the deep section chassis frame. The Graham is an outstanding example of the high standard attained in the manufacture of large cars in America to-day..:;

HISPANO-SUIZA.

French. Automobiles I lispano-Suiza. (Gt. Britain) Ltd , Rickett Street, London, S.117.6.

30 h.p. 6 cyl. 100 x120, 4,S60 c.c. 3111.P. Tax 431. o.h.c. 7 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. 1 Solex-Hispano carburetter. M.D. Plate clutch. 3 Speed synchromesh gearbox, top gear ratio 4.3 to I. Central change. Torque tube. rully floating rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs all round. Shock absorbers. Servo brakes. Battery 12v. 60 a.h. Electric fuel pump. ’20 gall. rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 3.62 x 20. Wheel base 11′ 81″. Track 4′ 6″. Chassis weight 221 cwt. Ground clearance 8. Price, chassis El ,050. 37.2 h.p. S cyl. 100 x 140, 6,597 c.c. 38 h.p. Tax £38. Other engine details as 30 h.p. S.D. plate clutch. 3 speed synchromesh gearbox, top gear ratio 3.3. to 1. Right hand change. Transmission,

brakes and springs as 30 h.p. Battery 12v. 75 alt.

lectric fuel pump. 24 gall. rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 3.62 x 21. Wheelbase 12′ 1 9/32″. Track 4′ 9 3/32″. Chassis weight 291 cwt. Ground clearance 9″. Price, chassis £1,750.

45 h.p. 6 cyl. 110 x 140. 7,983 c.c. 45 h.p. Tax 445. Other engine details as 37.2 11.p. M.D• plate clutch. Gearbox, transmission, brakes, springs, tank capacity, wheels and tyres as 37.2 h.p. Wheelbase, long 12′ 1 9/32″. Short 11′ 1 29/32″. Track 4′ 9 3/32″. Chassis weight, long 301 cwt. Short 29/ cwt. Ground clearance 9″. Price, chassis, long or short 42,050.

54′ h.p. 12 cyl. 100 x 100. 9,420 c.c. 75 h.p. Tax £75. Other engine and clutch details as 45 h.p. 3 speed synchromesh gearbox, top gear ratio 3.4 to I. Right-hand change. Transmission, springs and brakes as 45 h.p. Turning circle 34′ 5′. Battery 12v. 75 a.h. Electric fuel pump. 22 gall, rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres, 4.00 WB x 20. Wheelbase 12′ 5 19/32″. Track 4′ 11 3/64″. Chassis weight 311 cwt. Ground clearance 7″. Price, chassis 42,500.

To keen motorists the name HispanoSuiza suggests a big car, with striking coachwork, which is equally at home in winging its way across Europe as in gliding smoothly and quietly down a Riviera boulevard. The 1934 models carry on this tradition. The smallest chassis of the range is a mere 4-1 litre car, while the largest is of a modest 9f litres ! None of the cars has anything freakish in its construction, at any rate so far as the 30, 37.2 and 45 h.p. models are concerned. They are just beautifully constructed six-cylinder cars of orthodox design, which compel the admiration of discerning motorists by reason of their accurate finish and workmanship. It is only in the 54 h.p. car that any radical departure from orthodox design is found, and even then it is only because this car has a 12 cylinder engine. With its chassis price of £2,500 this Iiispano Suiza can only be within the means of a favoured few, but motoring as a sport and hobby would not be complete without such massive luxury cars.

HOTCHKISS.

France. Hotchkiss et Cie, 70, Vauxhall

Bridge Road, London, S. W.1.

20 h.p. 6 cyl. 75 x 100, 2,650 c.c., 20.8 h.p. Tax 421. Pushrod o.h.v. 7 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. 4 point ribbon engine suspension. Single dry plate clutch. 4 speed gear box, central change. Hotchkiss drive. 1 floating, spiral bevel rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs front and rear. Hydraulic shock-absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Turning circle 38′. Hotchkiss-Bendix servo brakes. Battery 12v. 85 n.h. A.C. fuel pump. 16 gall, rear tank. It %Rise wire wheels. Tyres 6 x 18. Wheelbase 10′ 11″. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance 9°. Price, chassis £450. Complete car £650. 31 litre Speed Model. 6 cyl., 86 x 100, 3,485 c.c., 27.511.p. Tax £28. Pushrod o.h.v. 7 bearing crankshaft. Maximum r.p.m., 4,200. 1 Solex self-start

lug carburetter. Rest of specification follows 20 .p. except 18 gall, rear tank, 6 X 19 tyres, wheelbase 10′ 4, track 4′ 81″, weight of complete car 30 cwts. Price, chassis (550, complete car k750.

2 litre 4 cyl. Details of this new model are not yet available in this country.

Hotchkiss cars have always found a place among Unglish motorists by reason of their solid construction and resultant long wearing qualities. For high average speeds over Continental roads these cars have proved their worth, and experience in this direction has given the modern Hotchkiss a distinctive ” feel” when compared with other cars.

The 6 cylinder models are perfectly straightforward in design, yet leave the newcomer to the steering wheel an enthusiastic Hotchkiss ” fan ” after a short run. ror those .requiring a really high maximum speed the special six will merit investigation. The interesting new 2 litre 4 cylinder car which did so well in the ;11pine Trial is not yet on sale in this C( untry.

ISOTTA-FRASGHI

/tot/ an. lsotta Motors Ltd., za Iligh Road, Kilburn, N. 1V.6.

Type 8B. 8 cyl. in line. 95 x 130. 7,372 c.c.

44.3 h.p. Tax (45. Ptishrod 9 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. 2 Zenith carburetters. Engine mounted on bearer arms and friction dampers. Multiple disc clutch. Gearbox, optional ball change, 3 speeds box or 4 speed self-changing box. Full floating spiral bevel rear axle. / elliptic springs fore and aft. Hydraulic shock-absorbers. Vacuum servo brakes. Battery 12v. 140 a.h. Vacuum fuel feed. 24 gall. rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 700 x 21. Wheelbase 12′ 1″. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance 81. Price, chassis £1,850.

The 45 h.p. straight-eight Isottarraschini has appeared regularly each year, almost unchanged; for many years now. Minor alterations are incorporated from time to time, of course, in order to bring the car into line with the latest practice, but basically the” 1.F.” remains the same. This year the car has a selfchanging gear box as optional.

The same care that is a part of aeroengine construction, where failure so often means death,’ is found in the IsottaFraschini motor-car. The factory produces both cars and aero engines, and it is safe to say that both branches benefit by this close association. The ” LP.” is a luxury car of massive proportions which can propel heavy coachwork with ease at really high speeds. Its chassis is in keeping with this high performance, and the car is therefore a joy to handle. Long may it flourish !

I TALA.

Isotta Motors Ltd., ia High Road, Kilburn, N.11! .6.

Type 61. 6 cyl. 65 x 100, 1,990 c.c. 15.7 lip. Tax 416. Pushrod o.h.v. 8 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. I Zenith carburetter. Engine mounted on rubber. Single-plate clutch running in oil. 4 speed gearbox, unit construction, central change. Fully-Floating spiral-bevel rear axle. 1 elliptic springs. Excelsior single-arm shock absorbers. Mechanical servo brakes. Battery 12V. 52 iunps. 13 gall. rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 20 x 31. Wheelbase 10′ 6″. Track 4′ 7″. Price, chassis £475. The 2 litre Rola is a 2 litre 6 cylinder car which, without boasting an exceptional performance, nevertheless is an exceedingly pleasant car. It is distinguished by that good workmanship which is a characteristic of Italian engineering, and its neat chassis is an object lesson in forethought and ingenuity. Like all

Italian cars, the Itala is particularly suitable for continental touring, and its massive radiator should prove invaluable for Alpine work.

LAG ON D A.

British. Lagon du Lid., Staines, Middlesex.

4) litre. 6 cyl., 88.5 x 120, 4,429 c.c., 29.13 h.p. Tax (30. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.5 to 1.

4 bearing crankshaft. 115 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. l’ump and fan cooling. 2 S.I.T . carburetters. Flexible engine mounting. Single plate clutch. Normal gearbox, silent third, right-hand change. Ratios, 1st 11.4, 2nd 7.3, 3rd 4.7, top 3.6 to 1. Road speed in top at 1,000 r.p.m., 25 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 35, ‘2nd 60, 3rd 80, top 97 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft. Spiral bevel fi n al drive. Semi-elliptic springs, 35″ front, 48″ rear. Hartford hydro-telecontrol shock absorbers. Bishop cam-roller steering. Turn ing circle 42’. Servo brakes. Battery 12v. 75 a.b. Fuel pump. 20 gall. rear tank. Consumption 16

m.p.g. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres 19 x 6. Wheelbase HY 9″. Track 4′ 91`. Ground clearance 8″. Price, chassis 4675, open tourer £795, saloon. (895.

3 litre. 6 cyl. 75 x 120, 3,181 c.c., 20.94 h.p. Tax (21. Pushiod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.4 to I. 7 bearing crankshaft. 75 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooliag. 2 S. LT . carburetters. Flexible engine mounting. Single plate clutch. Ordinary gearbox, silent third, right-hand change. Ratios, 1st 12.88, 2nd $.05, 3rd 5.15, top 4.1 to 1. Road speed in top at 1,000 r.p.m.’ 22 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 30, 2nd 50, 3rd 70, top 83 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft. Spiral bevel final drive. Sendelliptic springs, 35″ front, 48″ rear. Hartford shock absorbers. Bishop cam and roller steering. Turning circle 42′. Mechanical brakes, rod operated. Battery, 12v. 75 a.h. Fuel pump. 20 gall, rear tank. Consumption 20 m.p.g. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres 19 x 6. Wheelbase 10′ 9′. Track 4′ 91″. Ground clearance 8″. Price, chassis 4550, tourer £695, saloon (750.

16/80 Special. 6 cyl. 65 x 100, 1,991 c.c., 15.7 h.p. Tax (16. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.5 to I. 4 bearing crankshaft. 68 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 2 S. J. carburetters. Flexible engine mounting. Single plate clutch. E.N.V. selfchanging gearbox, right hand change. Ratios, 1st 14.6, 2nd 9.1, 3rd 5.8, top 4.6 to 1. Road speed in top at 1,000 r.p.m., 18 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 20, 2nd 45, 3rd 65, top 80 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft, Spiral bevelfinal drive. Semi-ellipticaprings, front 35″, rear 48″. Hartford shock absorbers. Cam and roller steering. Turning circle 40′. Mechanical brakes. Battery 12v. 75 a.h. 14 gall, rear tank. Fuel pump.. Consumption 23 m.p.g. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres 18 x 55. Wheelbase 10′. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance 7″. Prices, chassis £475, open tourer £595, saloon £695, 6 light saloon (650.

Rapier. 4 cyl., 62.5 x 90, 1,104 c.c., 9.6 h.p. ‘fax 00. Twin o.h.c. Comp. ratio 6.9 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft 60 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Pump and adjustable thermostat cooling. 2 S.F. carburetters. Flexible engine mounting. E.N.V. self changing gearbox, right hand change. Ratios, 1st 18.02, 2nd 10.6, 3rd 7.1, top 5.25 to I. Road speed in top at 1,000 r.p.m. 15.3 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft. Spiral bevel final drive. Semi-elliptic springs, front 29″, rear 35r. Hartford shock absorbers. Bishop cam-roller steering. Turning circle 35′ 8″. Girling mechanical brakes. Battery 12v. 63 a.h. 8 gall. rear tank. Fuel pump. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres 19 x 4.50. Wheelbase 7′ 6r. Track 4’. Ground clearance 6″. PriceS to be announced later.

A most interesting programme is scheduled by Lagonda for 1934. In addition to the 3 litre and special 16/80 models, both well-tried and firm favourites, there are two new cars. The first is the 4 1 litre, a most welcome addition to the ranks of really fast cars, and for which a speed of 97 m.p.h. is claimed. The engine is a normal push-rod o.h.v. six, with two S.U. carburetters, and develops no less than 115 b.h.p. A remarkable feature of this model is the low price of £795 for the open tourer-a figure deemed impossible a few years ago for a 100 m.p.h. car. After many rumours the new small Lagonda has finally come to light. That the ” Rapier” will be good goes without saying, for did. not a most excellent 12 h.p. car emanate from the Staines factory some years ago ? From its specification

the Rapier appears to have the nature of a really high efficiency motor-car, 60 b.h.p. from 1,104 c.c. is good going, and alto,Yether this new Lagonda is one of the major events of the season.

LEA-FRANCIS.

British. Lea Francis, Ltd., Lower Ford Street, Coventry. .11 litre. 4 cyl., 69 x 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax

(12. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 4.7 to I. 3 bearing crankshaft. 65.5 b.h.p. at 3,750 r.p.m. Pump cooling. 1 Cozette carburetter. 4 point engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. Normal gearbox’ right hand change. Ratios, let 14.23, ‘2nd 8.47, 3rd 5.56, top 4.27. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 6, 2nd 10, 3rd 15, top 19 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 23, 2nd 40, 3rd 62, top 82 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel drive. 1 elliptic springs, 29″ front, 48″ rear. Hartford shock-absorbers. Worm and wheel steering. Turning circle 42′ 6″. Manual brakes. Battery 12v. 51 a.h. 10 gall. rear tank. Autopulse feed. Consumption 16/18 m.p.g. Wire whee)s. Tyres 4.5 x 19. Wheelbase 9′ 3’. Track 4′ 2″. Ground clearance 7″. Weight, 4 seater 211 cwt., saloon 221 cwt. Prices, 4 seater (550, saloon (650. 11 litre. Basic details as Standard 11 litre, but modified tuning and supercharger. Gear ratios, 1st 13.03, 2nd 7.75, 3rd 5.09, top 3.91 to I. .8 and

speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 8, 2nd 11, 3rd 17, top ’22 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 25, 2nd 42, 3rd 64, top 98 m.p.h. ’25 gall. tank amidships. Weight, 191 cwt. Price, 2 seater (550.

18/70 h.p. 6 cyl., 65 x 100. 1,991 c.c. 15.7 h.p. Tax £16. °dec. Comp. ratio 5.7 to I. 4 bearing crankshaft. 53 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. Pump cooling. 1 downdratight Stromberg carburetter. 4 point engine mounting on rubber. Single dry plate clutch. ” Duo ” gearbox, right hand change. Ratios, 1st 15,05, 2nd 9.4, 3rd 6.45, top 4.7 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 5, 2nd 9, 3rd 13, top 18 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 21, 2nd 37, 3rd 55, top 75 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft. Spiral bevel drive. 1 elliptic springs, 29″ front, 48″ rear. Hartford shock absorbers. Worm and wheelsteeriug, 43′ 6″. Manual brakes. Battery 12v. 51 a.h. 10 gall. rear tank. Fuel pump. Consumption 22-24 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 5 x 19. Wheelbase 9′ 6″. Track 4′ 2″. Ground

clearance 71″. Prices, De luxe coachbuilt saloon (49S. Sports 4 seater (445. Foursome coupe (495. 2 litre. Specification as 16/70 h.p. but wheelbase 9′ 3″. Turning circle 42′ 6″. Prices, semi-panelled saloon £425, coachbuilt saloon £445.

A choice of 4 or 6 cylinder cars of 1 and 2 litre capacity are provided by the Lea Francis concern for the 1934 season. Prices at first may seem to be high, but when one considers the fact that the cars are individually made from carefully selected materials, their value to the motorist who takes a pride in his car will be appreciated.

M.G.

British. M.G. Car Co„ Ltd., Pavlova Works, Abingdon on Thames. Magnate. 6 cyl. 57 x 84, 1,286 c.c., 12.08 h.p. Tax E12. 0.11.c. 4-bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. 2 S.11. semi-down-draught carburetters. Single plate clutch. 4 speed Wilson pre-selector gearbox, central change. Ratios 1st 19.65, 2nd 11.56, 3rd 7.76, top 5.78 to I. Hardy-Spicer propellor shaft

with metal universals. floating, spiral bevel final drive. Semi-elliptic springs underslung front and rear. Hartford shock absorbers. Marks Weller steering. Turning circle 36′. Brakes cable-operated, 13 in. elektron drums. Battery 12v. S . fuel pump. 12 gall. rear tank on 2 seater, 11 on saloon and four-seater. R.W. wire wheels, racing type, 19 x 31. Tyres, long chassis 4.75 x 19, short chassis 4.40 x 9. Ground clearance 6°. Wheelbase, long 9′, short 7′ 10″. Track 3′ 6″. Chassis weight 2seater 151 cwts. 4-seater and saloon 14 cwt. Prices, chassis (340, 2 seater £390, 4 seater (399, PIllarless saloon £445. Magna. 6 cyl. 57 a 71, 1,087 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax 4:12. 0.b.c. 4 bearing crankshaft. Pump cooling. Two S.F. semi-downdraught carburetters. Twee plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, central ch.ange ,remote control. Ratios, 1st 19.21, 2nd 11.49, 3rd 7.31, top 5.373 to I. open propellor shaft, Hardy Sliker all-metal universals. floating, spiral bevel drive. Semi-elliptic springs. Hartford shock absorbersMarks Weller steering. Turning circle 36′. Cableoperated brakes, 12″ drums. 12v. battery. Electric fuel pump. Rear tank, coupe 13 gall., salonette

9 gall, four seater 10 gall., 2 seater 12 gall. R.W. wire wheels, racing type. Dunlop “Fort” tyres, 4.50 x 19. Wheelbase 7′ 10″. Track 3′ 6. Ground clearance 6″. Chassis weight, 2 seater 121 cwts., other models 12f cwts. Prices, chassis £235, 2 seater £285, 4 seater £299, Salonette £345, Continental coupe £350.

Magnette K.3. Supercharged 6 cyl., 57 x 71, 1086 c.c. 1 S.U. Carburetter. Wilson pre-selective gearbox, gate change. Ratios 1st 3.4, 2nd 2, 3rd 1.36, top direct. Choice of back axle ratio. 23 gall, rear tank. Two electric fuel pumps. Price 2-seater T.T. type coachworkt2795. Detachable streamline tai1TA35 extra.

Midget. 4 cyl., 57 x 83, 847 c.c., 8.05 h.p. Tax 48. 0.h.c. Thermo-syphon cooling. 2 S.U. semidown draught carburetters. Single-plate dry clutch. 4 speed gearbox, twin-top, central remote-control. Ratios 1st 19.2, ‘2nd 11.s 3rd 7.32, top 5.37 to 1. Hardy Spicer open propeller shaft, metal universals.

floating spiral-bevel rear axle S rigs. Hartford shock absorbers. Manes-Weller steering. Battery 12v, Cable-operated brakes, 8″ drums. S.1% electric fuel pump. 12 gall, rear tank. R.W. wire wheels. Tyres Dunlop 19 x 4. Wheelbase 7′ 2″.

Track 3′ 6°. Chassis weight 9f cwt. Prices, chassis 4160, J.2 2 seater £199. 10s. Midget J.4. Supercharged 4 cyl. 57 x 75, 746 c.c. 1 5.11. carburetter, normal gearbox, twin top, central change. Ratios 1st 2.69, 2nd 1.86, 3rd 1.37, top direct. Back axle ratio to choice. Price: 2-seater, T.T. coachwork £495. Detachable Streamline tail, £35 extra,

The M.G. Company holds a unique position in the sporting world for the production of a wide range of highly efficient, reasonably-priced, Small sports cars.

Starting with the Magnette, this. car is the last word in luxury ” small-sixes,” The chassis is one of tried design, the engine is powerful and flexible, the Wilson self-changing gearbox gives good acceleration, the 13 inch brake drums allow fast driving with safety, and the whole car is big enough to carry comfortable fourseater coachwork. The new Magna ‘ ‘ type bids fair to be one of the most popular small sports cars on the road. The Continental Coupe, in particular, is a most attractive vehicle. Finally the ubiquitous ” J.2.” is continued without alteration except for a new type of mudguards which are most handsome in their long sweeping lines.

MORRIS.

British. Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford.

Ten-Four Sports. 4 cyl., 63.5 x 102, 1,292 c.c., I h,p. Tax (;10. S.v. 3 bearing crankshaft. Thermo-syphon cooling. Equipoise rubber engine mounting. Single plate (cork inserts) clutch in oil. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox, central change. Ratios, 1st 20.88, 2nd 12.32, 3rd 7.986, top 5.22 to 1. Open tubular prop, shaft. f floating rear axle. 1 elliptic springs, 291′ front, 411′ rear. Armstrong hydraulic shock absorbers. Bishop cant steering. Turning circle 38′ 4′. Battery 12v. 50 all. 61 gall . rear tank.

S.11 . Petrolift pump. Consumption 35 in Magna wire wheels. Tyres 4.5 x 19. Wheelbase 8′. Track 4′. Price, special tourer £215. Ten-Six Sports. 6 cyl., 57 x 90, 1,378 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax £12. S.v. 4 bearing crankshaft. Thermo

syphon cooling. Equipoise rubl,or engine mounting. Single plate clutch, in oil. Synchromesh silent third gearbox, central control. Ratios, 1st 22.2, 2nd 13.09, 3rd 8.49, top 5.55 to 1. Transmission, steering, battery, rear tank and brakes as Ten-Four. Turning circle 39′ 9″. Consumption 30 m.p.g. Magna wire wheels. Tyres 4.50 x 19. Wheelbase 8′ 6″. Track 4′. Special tourer £230. Sports models are introduced by Morris ‘Motors this year on the Ten-Four and Tin-Six chassis. In both cases the specifications have been modified to give en

hanced performance, and really comfortable coachwork is provided for a low figure.

On the stand of Messrs. John Charles & Co. in the coachwork section of Olympia, will appear a most attractive sports body on the Ten-Six which is being marketed by the well-known ‘Wimbledon firm of Jarvis & Company, to the latter’s design. Jarvis are well known to all sports car enthusiasts as one of the oldest firms specialising in sports cars, and this wide experience has been brought into play in designing the new Jarvis Morris Ten-Six.

RAILTON-TERRAPLANE.

(7 a lla dian-British. Terrapanes,

Fuirmile :Engineering Co., Fairmile, Cobham, Surrey.

Railton Terraplane Six. Engine and chassis as Essex Terraplane Six, with following alterations and additions : different radiator, lowered 5 ins. ; lower Centre of gravity ; Andre telecontrol shock absorbers; spare coil And cut-in switch and extra equipment. Prices, open CRT £399, saloon £435, 1trophead coupe 4525.

Railton Terraplane Eight. Engine and chassis as Essex Terraplane Eight, with same alterations and additiOns as above. Prices, open car 4499, saloon 4499, drop head coupe 4585. The Railton Terraplane occupies a unique position among sports cars, for it is the only example of the big engined car with a good power-to-weight ratio. In the case of the Eight, for example, the

4 litre engine develops 94 b.h.p. at 3,600 r.p.m., and yet the complete open car only weighs 1 ton. The resultant performance has to be experienced to be properly appreciated.

Its peculiar qualities do not stop here, -however, for the Railton Terraplane is the only English adaptation of a Transatlantic machine on the market. It combines to a nice degree the smooth power and speed of an American car with the better cornering qualities of European sports cars.

At their prices of £399 and £499 the Railton Terraplane Six and Eight are remarkable value.

RENAULT.

French. Renault Ltd., Seagram Road, London, S.W .6.

Speed Four. 4 cyl. 70 x 95, 1,463 c.c. 12.1 h.p. Tax 4; I 3. 5.5. valves. 2 bearing crankshaft. 30 b.h.p. at 3,350 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon and fan cooling. 1 Solex down-draught carburetter. Flexible rubber engine mounting. 1) ry single-plate clutch. 3 speed syncliromesh gearbox, silent second, central change. Ratios 17,9, 9.2, 5.2 to I. Enclosed prop. shaft. Banjo-type rear axle. )1 elliptic front and transverse rear springs. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Turning circle 36′. Normal brakes. Battery 6v. 75 a.h. Petrol pump. 8 gall, rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 8′ 9″. Track 4′ 3″. Weight of complete car; 24 cwt. Ground clearance 8f’. Price, Saloon £198.

De Luxe Speed Four. 4 cyl. 75 x 120. 2,120 c.c. 13,9 h.p. Tax £14. 35 b.h.p. at 2,900 c.c. Zenith downdraught carburetter. Synchromesh gear box, silent second. Ratios 12.2, 7.2, 3.9 to I. Rest of specification as in Standard Speed Four. Price, 6 Light de I,uxe saloon, £220.

Speed Six. 6 cyl. 75 x 120. 3,180 c.c. 20.9 h.p. Tax £21. S.S. valves. 4 bearing crankshaft. 65 b.h.p. at 3,000 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon and fan cool i ng. 1 Stromberg down-draught carburetter. Flexible rubber engine mounting. Single dry-plate clutch. 3 speed synchromesh gearbox, silent second, central control. Ratios, 11.6, 6.9, 3.9 to 1. Transmission, rear axle, springs, and brakes as on Speed Four. Turning circle 42′. Battery 6v. 129 ail. Fuel pump. 18 gall, rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50 x 18.

Wheelbase 9′ 8″. Track 4′ 9″. Weight of complete car 29 cwts. Ground clearance 81″. Prices : Saloon 4295, Coupe 4345.

Big Six. Same as Speed Six, with following alterations. Gear ratios, 1st 13.4, 2nd 7.9, top 4.3 to I For seven-seater coachwork, 4.1 to 1 top is fitted. Power-assisted brakes. Tyres, 5 seater bodies 5.5(1 x 18, 7 seater bodies 6.0 x 18. Wheelbase. 5 seater bodies 10′ 3″, 7 seater bodies II’, Weight of complete car, 5 seater, 33 cwts., 7 seater 35 cwts. Prices, Saloon, 4395, 7-seat Limousine, £435. Straight Eight. 8 cyl. 80 x 120, 4,825 c.c. 31.8 h.p. Tax £28. S.S. valves. 5 bearing crankshaft. 100 b.h.p. at 3,100 r.p.m. on coupe, 100 b.h.p. at 3,300 r.p.m. on saloon. Thermo-syphon and fan cooling. 1 Stromberg down-draught carburetleT• Flexible rubber engine mounting. Single dry-plate clutch. Synchromesh gearbox with silent 2nd or 3rd, central control. 3 speeds on coupe, ratios, 1st 10.6, 2nd 5.8, top 3.7 to 1. 4 speeds on saloon, ratios, 1st 15.4, 2nd 8.7, 3rd 6.4, top 4.1 to 1. Transmission, rear axle, springs, and brakes as on Big Six. Batter)’ 6v. 125 a.h. 22 gall, rear tank. Fuel pump. Wire wheels. Tyres 6.0 x 18. Wheelbase, coupe 10′ 5′,

5 seater 11′ I”, 7 se_ater saloon 11′ 9′. Track 4′ 9″. Ground clearance 81″. Weight of complete car, coupe 35 cwts, 5 seater saloon 36 cwts., 7seater saloon 37 cwts. Prices, coupe £525, 5 seater saloon £525, 7 seater saloon £575.

All pockets are catered for in the 1934 range of Renault, Ltd. The Speed Four saloon at £199 will meet the demands of those of limited means who require a car that can cope with hard driving. Then the Speed Six is a medium powered car of smooth silence, with comfortable coachwork, while the Straight Eight is really a fast car capable of well over 80 m.p.h. In fact a standard coupe was actually timed to cover 96 miles in one hour at IVIontlhery by the official French Club.

Synchromesh gear boxes are standard on all Renaults for 1934.

RILEY.

British. Riley (Coventry), Ltd., Coventry 9 h.p. 4 cyl., 60.3 x95.2, 1,089 c.c., 8.9 h.p. Tax £9. Pushrod o.h.v., 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase

8′ 11″. Track 4′. Prices, Monaco saloon, Lincock coupe, Lynx tourer and Drophead coupe £298 each, or £325 with pre-selecta.gears ; special series chassis (two carburetter engine) 17 extra. Other special series models, Kestrel saloon and Falcon saloon £325 each ; Imp 2/4 seater £298, pre-selectagear models £352 and £325 respectively. 12 h.p. 6 cyl. 57 x 95.2, 1,458 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax £1.2. Pushrod o.h.v. 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase

9′ tr. Track 4′. Prices, Meutone saloon, Lincock coupe, Lynx tourer and Drophead coupe £348 each, Ketrel saloon £358, pre-selectagear prices £375 and £385 respectively, special series chassis (three-carburetter engine) £60 extra.

The above models are obtainable with 6/14 h.p. engines at an extra charge of £27.

14 h.p. 6 cyl., 60,3 a 95.2, 1,633 c.c., 13.9 h.p. Tax £14. Pushrod o.h.v. 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 9′ 6″. Track 4′. Prices, Alpine saloon £375, pre-selectagear model £402, Special series chassis (three-carburetter engine) £60 extra. Long wheelbase model, wheelbase 10′ 6′, track 4′ 8″. Prices, Stelvio saloon £398, pre-selectagear model £425, Special series chassis £60 extra. Winchester saloon £448, limousine £460, pre-selectagear models £475 and £487 respectively. Edinburgh saloon £498, limousine 2510. The Edinburgh models have” Flexoil” transmission made under Salerni Patents.

No basis alterations are announced in the Riley range for 1934, the three models of 9, 12 and 14 h.p. being retained. All three, however, have improved power-toweight ratios, one shot lubrication, improved coachwork, while certain models have pre-selectagears as optional. This latter device, working in conjunction with an automatic clutch, provides that the drive is not taken up by the clutch until a certain engine speed (approx. 500 r.p.m.) is attained.

ROLLS-ROYCE.

British. Rolls-Royce Ltd., Derby.

40/60 h.p. Long and short chassis. 6 cyl., 108 x 140, 7,668 c.c., 43.35 h.p. Tax £44. Pushrod o.h.v.

Comp. ratio 5.25 to 1. 7 bearing crankshaft. Maximum r.p.m., 3,500 r.p.m. Cooling by pump and fan. 1 Rolls-Royce carburetter. Four-point diamondform engine mounting. Single plate clutch. 4-speed synchromesh gearbox, right-hand change. Ratios, 1st 3.486, 2nd 1.985, 3rd 1,335. Top, direct, Reverse 3.471, Axle ratio 11/41(12/41 can also be supplied). Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 7.88, 2nd 13.06, 3rd 19.43, top 25.93 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 26, 2nd 46, 3rd 68, top 91 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft. Hypoid spiral bevel drive. Semi-elliptic springs, front 45″, rear 66″. Rolls-Royce hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nutsteering. Turning circle, long chassis 57′, short chassis 55′. Normal expanding brakes, foot brake servo assisted. Battery 12v. 75 a.h. Autovac fuel feed. 28 gall, rear tank. Dunlop wire wheels. Tyres 7 x 19. Wheelbase, long 12′ 6″, short 12′. Track 4′ 10/”. Ground clearance 8. Weight, long 33 cwts., short 32.6 cwts. 20/26 h.p. 6 cyl., 82 x 114, 3,669 c.c., 25.35

Tax £26. Comp. ratio 5.7 to 1. Other engine and clutch details as 40/50 h.p. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox, right-hand change. Ratios, 1st 3.306, 2nd 2.067, 3rd 1.374, top direct, reverse 3.360. 11/50 axle ratio. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 6.36, ‘2nd 10.13, 3rd 15.24, top 20.93 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 22, 2nd 35, 3rd 53, top 73 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Semi-elliptic springs, 38′ front, 56″ rear. Rolls Royce hydraulic brakes. Worm and nut steering. Turning circle 47′. Brakes as 40/50 h.p. Battery 12v. 50 adt. Autovac fuel feed. 18 gall, rear tank. Dunlop wire sheds. Tyres 6 x 19. Wheelbase 11’. Track 4′ sr. Ground clearance 81″. Weight, 24,3 cwts.

No changes are announced by the famous Derby factory for 1934, the range of Rolls-Royce cars being confined to two models. Both represent, as always, the very latest word in automobile design and construction. The 40/50 h.p. car combines to an extraordinary degree silence, flexibility and a tremendous maximum speed. The 20/25 h.p. is a true relative of its larger brother and gives a similar performance, though modified in regard to speed.

Road-tests of both these types have appeared in MOTOR SPORT, wherein we duly recorded our impressions on the road with what is undoubtedly “the World’s Best Car.”

ROVER.

British. The Rover Company, Ltd., New Meteor Works, Coventry. Speed Fourteen. 6 cyl., 61 x 90, 1,577 c.c., 13.84 h.p. Tax £14. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 54 b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. Pump and fan. 3 inclined 8.13. carburetters. Floating rubber engine mounting. Single dry-plate clutch4 speed gearbox, silent 2nd and 3rd, with free wheel, central remote control. Ratios 1st 21, 2nd 11.8, 3rd 7.93, top 5.22 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 3.81, 2nd 6,84, 3rd 10.1, top 15.24 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 23, 2nd 37, 3rd 55, top 80 m.p.h. Open propellor shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Semielliptic springs, 33 front, 451″ rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Marks-Weller steering. Turning circle 40′. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Battery 12v. 51 a.h. Electric fuel pump. 91 gall. rear tank. Consumption 22 m.p.g. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres

4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 112′. Track 4′ 3″. Ground clearance 61″. Price, open 4 seater or coupe, £395.

Speed Twenty. 6 cyl. 72 x 105, 2,565 c.c., 19.3 h.p. Tax £20. Pushrod o.h.v. Comp. ratio 7 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 72 b.h.p. Cooling, pump and thermo-controlled shutters. 3 S AT. carburetters. Rubber engine mounting. Single plate clutch. 4 speed gear box, double helical silent third, central control. Ratios, 1st 15, 2nd 8.6, 3rd 5.7, top 3.7 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 5.7, 2nd 10.2, 3rd 15, top 231 in.p.h. Maximum speeds, 2nd 45, 3rd 68, top 85 m.p.h. Torque tube. Semi-floating helical-bevel rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs, 32′ front, 44″ rear. Hartford duplex shock absorbers. Marks-Weller steering. Turning circle 40′. De Wandre vacuum servo brakes. Battery 12v. 63 a.h. A.C. fuel pump. l’2 gall. rear tank. Consumption 20 m.p.g. R.W. wheels 18 a 5.25. Tyres 28 x 5.25. Wheelbase 9′ 3″. Track 4′ 3″. Ground clearance 7″. Weight 251 cwt. Prices, chassis £395, Hastings coupe £495.

Two sports models, the Speed Fourteen and the Speed Twenty, are the Rover Company’s contribution to the sporting market for 1934. The Twenty has done well at Brooklands during the past two years, and in the hands of the private owner has proved itself to be a most pleasant high-speed touring car, equally at home in traffic or on 80 m.p.h. arterial roads.

The Speed Fourteen is the 1934 name of the Speed Pilot, but is otherwise unchanged. It is a well-found car of only 1,577 c.c. but carries four people in a comfortable closed body at speeds up to 75 m.p.h. An outstanding feature is its suspension, while its lively engine gives it good acceleration right up to the maximum.

SALMSON.

French. British Solmson A ero-engines Ltd., Raynes Park, London, S.W .2o.

Standard 4 cyl. 69 x 98, 1,470 c.c. 11.9 h.p. Tax £12. o.h.c. duplex drive. Comp. ratio 51 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 55 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. 4 point rubber engine mounting. Single dry plate clutch. 4 speed gear-box, Synchromesh, central change. Ratios : 14.8, 9.5, 6.75 and 4.75 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 5, 2nd 8.5, 3rd 12, Top 16.25 m.p.h. Maximum speeds : 1st 26, 2nd 42, 3rd 56 and top 80 m.p.h. Torque tube. Gleason bevel axle. Suspension, front 1 elliptic, rear f elliptic, Andre telecontrol shock absorbers. Turning circle 35′. Bendix-duo brakes. Battery 12 volts, 70 amps. S.U. fuel pump. 12 gall, rear tank. Consumption 32 m.p.g. R. W. wire wheels. Tyr

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