A GUIDE TO 1939 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS

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A GUIDE TO 1939 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS

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

A.C.

British. A.C. (Acedes) Cars Ltd., Thames Dillon, Surrey. 16180 h.p. 6 cyl„, 65x 100, 1,991 ex., 15.7 h.p. Tax £12. Overhead .valveS operated by eceent re, base camshaft driven by admit chain. Comp. ratio 71 to 1. 5 bearing crankshaft, 80 lt.h.p. at 4,250 revs. Centrifugal water pump cooling. 3 53.1. carburetters. 3 point engine inotutting, s.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, central control. Ratios 15.3, 8.96, 5.81, 4.25 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 5, 2nd 9.3, 3rd 14.4, 4th 19.74 m.p.h. Max!Mum speed, 1st 25, 2nd 43, 3rd 65, 4th 90 m.p.h. Open

prop. shaft. Spiral bevel drive axle. 1-elliptic springs. Andre shock absorbers. Cam steering.

Turning circle 34′. Bendix duo-servo brakes. Battery 12 v. 72 a.h. 17 gallon rear tank, pump feed. Wire wheels Tyres 19 x 5.00. Wheelbase 8′ 10″.

Track 4′ r. Ground clearance 7-r. Weight 21 cwt. Price £440 2-seater competition sports. 16/90 h.p. engine with .Arnott supercharger available £56 extra.

16/60 h.p. 6 eyl., 65x 100, 1,991 ex„ 15.7 h.p. Tax £12. Comp. ratio 6/ to 1. 5 bearing crankshaft .

70 b.h.p. at 4,250 revs. Centrifugal water 1)11171p cooling. 3 S.U. carburetters. 3 point engine mounting, single plate clutch. 4 speed gearbox, central control. Ratios 16.8,9.8. 6.25,4.6 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 431, 2nd 8.5. 3rd 13.4, 4th 18 m.p.h. Maximum speeds : 1st 18, 2nd 35, 3rd 60, 4th 75 m.p.h. Open prop. shaft, Spiral bevel drive axle. 1-elliptic springs. Hartford friction shock absorbers. Worm steering. Turtling circle 30′ 6″, Duo-servo brakes. Battery 12 v. 72 a.h. 10 gallon rear tank, pump feed. Constunption 22 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 29 x 5.00. Wheelbase 9′ 7. Track 4′ 2. Ground clearance 71% Weight 22i cwt. Price £445.

The above is the specification for the coupe models. Alterations in the saloon models are as follows. Gear ratios: 17.1, 10.02, 6.5 and 4.75 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 4.90, 2nd 8.36, 3rd 12.9, top 17.66 m.p.h. Turning circle 37′. Tyre size 17

suspension, etc. A.C. has always made a feature of good Coachwork and continues an extensive range, into which bas been introduced a new 4;5-seater saloon and a new five-seater drophead coupe. The new saloon costs f.,498 and an Arnott-supercharged competition two-seater is a standard model at L496.

ALTA

British. Alta Car and Engineering Co., Ltd., Fullers Way, Kingston By-Pass, Surbiton.

1,074 c.c. Supercharged. 4-cyl., 60 x 95, 9 h.p. Tax £6 15 0. Comp. ratio 7 to 1. Overhead twin

camshaft. 3 bearingcrankshaft. 98 b.h.p. at 6;000 revs. Pump and radiator cooling. Carburetter, 1 S.U. Rigid engine mounting. E.N.V. Preselector 4 speed gearbox, central change. Ratios 4.6, 6.0, 0.2, 13.8 to I. Maximum speeds : 1st 42, 2nd 65, 3rd 86, top 105. Hardy-Spicer propeller shaft. E.N.V. spiral bevel rear axle,. straight bevel racing model. Springs, front 1-elliptic, rear 1-elliptic. Luvax shock asborbers. Cam and lever steering. Turning circle 33′. Alta Servo 12″ brakes. Battery 12 v. 72 a.h. Mechanical pump feed. Consumption supercharged 25 to 28 m.p.g. Rear petrol tank. Tyre size 5.25 x 18. Wheelbase 8′. Track 4′ 2″.

Ground clearance 7″. Weight 15 cwt. approx. Price : £498. 11-litre Supercharged. 4 cyl., 68.75 x 100, 1,488, c.e. 12 h.p. Overhead twin camshafts. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 140 b.h.p. at 5,800 revs. Pump cooling. One S.U. carburetter_ Rigid engine mounting. E.N.V. self-changing gearbox. 4 speed. Ratios : 4.1, 5.2, 8 and 12 to 1. Maximum speed on gears : 1st 43, 2nd 65, 3rd 08,

top 110. Open needle roller shaft transmission. Spiral bevel rear axle. Springs, front 1-elliptic, ik%r SO” IAIVILx shoat absorbers. Cam and lever steering. Turning circle 33′. Alta. servo

brakes. Battery 12 v. 72 a.h. Twin S.U. pumps,. Consumption 1$ to 22 m.p.g. Rear petrol tank.. Capacity 12 gallons. Wire racing wheels. Tyre SIM 18 x 5.25. Wheelbase 6′. Track 4′ 2″. Ground clearance 7″. Weight of complete car 151 cwt. Price. £575. 2-litre Supercharged. Particulars as 11-11tre supercharged with the following exceptions. Bore 79_ stroke 100, 1960 c.c. 16 h.p. 160 b.h.p, at 5,600, r.p.m. Maximum speed 120 m.p.h. Consumption. 17 to 20 m.p.g. Price 1575, 13-litre Independent Suspension Racing. Particularsas 11-litre supercharged, with the following exceptions. 210 telt .p. at 6,300 revs. One 8,17. carburetter.. Gear ratios, 4.1, 5.2, 7.5, 11.6 to 1. Maximum speeds on gears : 1st 50, 2nd 76, 3rd 108, top 135 m.p.h. Independent all round suspension. Turning circle 25′. Twin Tecalemit mechanical pumps. Consump

tion 6.5 m.p.g. Rear tank capacity 34 gallons.

Tyre size 6.50x 16 or 6.00>: 18. Wheelbase /3′ 4″. Track 4′ 4″. Weight of complete car 131 cwt. Price £1,250. 2-litre Independent Suspension Racing. Specification as 14-litre independent suspension racing

with following exceptions. Bore 79, stroke 100, 1,960 c.c. 16 h.p. 288 b.h.p. at maximum revs. Gear ratio, 3.7, 4.8, 6.9, 10.2 to 1. Maximum speeds on gears : 1st 56, 2nd 84, 3rd 115, top 148 m.p.h. 14-litre Unsupercharged. 4 cyl., 68.75 x 100,

1,488 e.c. 12 h.p. Overhead twin camshaft. Comp. ratio 7.8 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 80 b.h.p. at MaXIM11111 revs. Pump and radiator cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters. Rigid engine mounting. E.N.V. self-changing gearbox. 4 speed. Ratios: 12.8, 8.6, 6.6, 4.3 to 1. Maximum speed on each gear : let 40, 2nd 00, 3rd 84, top 104. Open needle roller shaft transmission. Spiral bevel rear axle. Springs, front 4-elliptic, rear 4-elliptic. Luvax shock absorbers. Cam and lever steering. Turning circle 33’* Alta servo brakes. Battery 12 v. 72 a.h. Rear

12 gallon petrol tank. Wire centre lock wheels. Tyre Mks 18 x 5.25. Wheelbase 8′. Track 4′ 2″. Ground clearance 7. Weight of complete car 15 Cwt. Price £498.

Unsupercharged. As 14-litre unsupereharged with the following exceptions. Bore 79, stroke 100. 1,960 c.c. 16 h.p. 105 b.h.p. at 6,300 revs. The hand-built Alta of advanced design is finding an increasing number of friends since its latest racing successes. It is made in 1,100 c.c., Li and 2-litre forms, and all models have twin chaindriven o.h. camshafts, wet cylinder liners, light-alloy blocks, Wilson pre-selector gearboxes and quarter-elliptic rear

springs. The latest model is a IFlitre supercharged aluminium sports two-seater capable of 120 m.p.h., taxed at 0, pulling a 4 to 1 top gear, and priced at /575one of the world’s most potent production cars. Unblown, it costs f,408.

A LVI S

British. Alvis Ltd., Coventry.

12/70. 4 cyl., 73: 110, 1,842 c.e., 13.22 h.p.

3 bearing crankshaft. Overhead valves, actuated by pushrods. Comp. ad in, 6.3 to 1. Pump and fan cooling. 1 S. U. carburetter. Rubber 3 point engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, synchromesh 2nd, 3rd and top. Gear ratios, 1st 14.85, 2nd 9.65, 3rd 6.66, top 5.0 to 1. Maxinmia speed on each gear, let 25, 2nd 38, 3rd 56, top 75 na.p.h. Large tubular propeller shaft, Open propeller shaft. Semi-floating rear axle. with noiseless spiral bevel gears. Bendix brakes. Mantes steering. Springs, 4-elliptic, front and rear. 111 gallon rear petrol tank. Hydraulic shock absorbers. 12 v. battery. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50

Speed Twenty-Five. 6 cyl., 83 x 110, 3,571 c.c. 26.63 h.p. Tax £19 10 0. 7 bearing crankshaft. Overhead valves, actuated by push rods. Comp. ratio 6.35 to 1. 106 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 3 S.U. carburetters. Flexible 3 point engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed all synchromesh gearbox. Ratios, 1st 12,95, 2nd 8.34, 3rd 5.90, top 4.11 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., let 6.8, 2nd 10.6, 3rd 15, top 21.5 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, 1st 28, 2nd 44, 3rd 63, top 90 m.p.h. Open propeller shaft. Fully floating rear axle. Noiseless spiral bevel and gears. Springs, independent transverse at front, 4-elliptic at rear. ‘Hydraulic shock absorbers.

Independent steering. Alvis mechanical, servo assisted brakes. Turning circle 40′. 12 v. 70 a.h. battery. 17 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 16 to 20 in.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.6 x It). Wheelbase 10′ 4″. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance 7′. Weight of complete car 334 cwt. saloon. Prices, chassis £625, open sports tourer £735, drophead coupe £885, 4 light saloon £885.

4.3-litre. 6 cyl., 92x 110, 4,387 c.c., 31.48 h.p.

Ta,x £24. 7 bearing crankshaft. Overhead valves. actuated by push rods. Comp. ratio 6.25 to 1. 123 b.h.p. at 3,600 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling,: 3 S.U. carburetters. Flexible 3 point engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed, synchromesh gearbox. °Ratios, 1st 12.95, 2nd 8.34, 3rd 5.90, top 4.11 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 6.8, 2nd 10.6, 3rd 15, top 21.5. Maximum speeds, 1st 34, 2nd 49, 3rd 418, top 95 m.p.h. Large tubular propeller shaft, needle rollers. Fully floating rear axle, noiseless spiral bevel and gear’s. Springs, independent transverse at front, rear, senii-elliptic. Hydraulic

shock absorbers. Independent steering. Alvin mechanical, servo -assisted brakes. Turning circle 40′. 12 v. battery. 19 gallon petrol tank. Consumption, 14 to 18 m.p.g. at 40 m.p.h. Knock-on wire wheels. Tyres 5.50x 19. Wheelbase 10. 7″. Short wheelbase 10′ 4″. Track 4′ 8″. Ground clearance 7″. Weight, chassis 251 cwt., standard saloon 344 cwt. Prices, chassis £750, special short chasSis sports tourer .E995, four-seater drophead coupe £1,065. Milliliter four-door sports saloon £1,146, Van den Plus pillariess saloon £1,195. The ” 12-70 ” four-cylinder saloon is a fast car of outstanding refinement, which has been further improved for 1939, particularly in respect of appearance, body details and luggage accommodation. The larger models retain the famous sixcylinder push-rod o.h.v. engines, transverse independent front suspension and all-synchromesh -,gearboxes, and represent British luxury-car engineering of a notably high standard. The 4.3-litre is a genuine 100 m.p.h. car, lapping Brooklands at

115, stripped, at the recent Dunlap Meeting, and the new 3i-litre “Speed Twenty-Five” with stiffened chassis, dual exhaust system and new bodywork,

exceeds 96 m.p.h. The tourers east respectively 095 and L735.

ATALANTA

British. Atalanta Motors Ltd., London Road, Staines, Middlesex. 14-litre. 4 cyl. 69x 100, 1,496 c.c., 1.2 h.p. Tax £9. Fully courtier balanced Nitralloy crankshaft. Comp. ratio 8 to 1. Pump and thermo cooling. 2 carburetters. 3 point rubber engine mounting. Borg and Beck clutch. Warner dual overdrive or Cotal gearbox. Maximum speed 90 m.p.h. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m., top 20 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer needle roller propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Springs,

double coil to each spring. Armstrong’s shock absorbers. Bishop steering. 16″ electron brakes.

Lockheed operated. Battery, 12 v. 22 gallon rear tank. Consumption 20 to 26 m.p.g. Budge wheels 5.25>: 18. Dunlop tyres. Wheelbase 8′ or 9′. Track 4′ 5″. Ground clearance 7″. Weight 17 cwt. Price on demand. 2-litre. Specification as above with following

exceptions. 75>: 113, 1,996 ext., 14 h.p. Tax £10 10 0. Springs, independent on all four. The Atalanta is a most advanced British design, which has been fully described in this paper. The chassis embodies independent suspension, not only of the front, but of all wheels, on a coil spring system. The smaller-1 and 2-litre-engines have three valves per cylinder actuated by an oh. camshaft and an Arnott supercharger which is under the control of the driver-a feature previously only applied by Mercedes-Benz and Stutz. Moreover, Cotal

electric gearboxes are used. These smaller models are available with and without the blower installation and, in addition, there is a large car with Lincoln V12 engine and three-speed gearbox.

ASTO N-MARTIN

British. Aston-Martin Ltd., Fell ham Middlesex. 4 cyl., 78> 102, 1,050 c.c., 15.09 h.p. Tax £11 50. 0.h.e. Comp. ratio 7.5 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. Pump and thermo-syphon cooling. 2 S.U. car buretters. 4 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. -4 speed gearbox. Synchromesh 2nd, 3rd and top. Central remote change. Ratios 16,8, 9.84, 6.4, 4.67 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 4.82, 2nd 8.2, 3rd 12.6, top 17.3 m.p.h. Maximum speeds, let 24, 2nd 41, :3rd 63, top 86 m.p.h. Spiral bevel rear axle. 4-elliptic springs. Shock absorbers, front friction type, rear, hydraulic with override control. Cain type steering. Turning circle 43′ long wheel base, 38′ short chassis. Girling brakes. Battery 12 v. Rear tank, 14 gallons. 2 electric

pumps. consumption 23 to 25 m.p.g. Dunlop wire wheels. Tyres 5.25>: 17. Wheelbase 8′ 3″. L.W.B. 9′ 8″. Track 4′ 64″. Ground clearance 64″. Weight saloon 28 cwt. 2/4 seater 224 cwt. Prices: £495 saloon, 2/4 seater 1475.

Type ” C ” Speed Model. 4 cyl., 78>: 102, 1,950 c.c.’ 15.09 h.p. 0.h.e. with rockers. Comp. ratio 8.2 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. Pump and thermo syphon cooling. 2 S.C. carburetters. 4 point rubber engine mounting. 8.d .p. clutch, 4 speed gearbox. Ratios : let 11.38, 2nd 8.33, 3rd 6.11, top 4.44 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., let 7.41, 2nd 10.12, 3rd 13.79, top 18.98 m.p.h. Maximum speeds on each gear, let 38,8, 2nd 62,5, 3rd 72.5, top 100 m.p.h. Central remote control change. Open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle. Springs li-elliptics throughout. Front 29′, rear 44″. Friction type shock absorbers, front and rear. Turning circle 38′. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. 12 v. battery. 2 electric S.U. pumps. Consumption 27 m.p.g. 16 gallon rear tank. Wheels 18″>: 3.25. Tyree 18″>: 3.25. Wheelbase 8′ 6″. Track 4′ 64″. Ground clearance 64″. Price £775, complete with 2-seater all-metal streamlined body. After building a li-litre from the time Bertelli designed. the first of the new series-indeed the first A.M. of all, Lionel Martin’s side-valve was a 13litre-the Aston-Martin people recently introduced a 2-litre. It is very much the sportsman’s mount, offering all that is best of the old-school tradition, yet doing its job smoothly and easily and being of

sound, modern conception. The :095 Short Speed Chassis does about 100 m.p.h.

BENTLEY

British. Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd., 14, Conduit Street, W.1.

witre. cyl., o.h.v. 88 x 114, 4,255 c.c. 29.4 h.p. Tax £22 10 0. 4 speed, synchromesh, 3rd and top gearbox. Overall gear ratios, 1st 11.30, 2nd 7.08, 3rd 6.10, top 4.10 to 1. Ratio on the overdrive 3.6 to 1. Speed 90 m.p.h. Knock-off wire wheels. Tyres 6.5 x 18. 12 v. battery. 18 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 17 m.p.g. Turning circle 40′. Ground clearance 6″. ‘Wheelbase 10′ 6″. Track 4’ 8. Weight 33 cwt. The six-cylinder 41-litre Bentley represents the very peak of British sportscar design and construction. The engine is of straightforward design, with pushrod o.h.v., yet it produces a maximum speed of over 90 m.p.h. from closed versions of the car, while working at all times in complete silence and remark able smoothness. The normal halfelliptic suspension system, by reason of automatic damping and additional override controls, provides both stability and comfortable riding at all speeds and load ings. The four-speed right-hand controlled synchromesh gearbox has one of the most pleasant gear-changes it has ever been our good fortune to handle. Like old wine partaken of last night, the modern Bentley represents speed and power unleashed as we moderns like these qualities unleashed, so that not only Rolls-Royce Ltd., but every British subject, can justifiably be proud of the

BROUGH SUPERIOR

British. 13rough Superior Cars Ltd., Haydn Road, Nottingham.

84-1i1xe. 6 cyl., 76.2X 127, 3,455 c.c., 21.6 h.p. Tax £16 10 0. 3 mains crankshaft. Comp. ratio 7 to 1. 107 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. Pressure pump

circulation cooling. Dual intake-down-draught Carter carburetter. 3 point rubber engine mounting.

S.d.p. clutch. 3 speed ” synchro-shift ” gearbox. Ratios, 1st 2.42, 2nd 1.6, high 1 to 1. Reverse 3.3 to 1. Maximum speeds, 1st 35, 2nd 55, top 95 m.p.h. Open propeller shaft, needle roller bearings on U joint. Semi-elliptic springs. Luvax shock absorbers.

Variable pitch worm and sector steering. Servo brakes. Turning circle 38′. Battery 12 v. 12 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 18 to 20 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 16 x 6. Wheelbase 10′. Track 4′ 10″. Ground clearance 9″. Weight 264 cwt. Price £665.

Drophead supercharged £755. “Alpine Grand Sports” 110 m.p.h. open four seater £845.

The Brough Superior, made by George Brough, whose motor-cycles are recognised as the finest two-wheelers in the world, is a very fine Anglo-American combination, available in both six and eight-cylinder form. The 31-litre Alpine Grand Sports model is a particularly high-performance machine.

BRITISH SALMSON

British. British Samson Aero Engines Ltd., Raynes Park, London, S.W.20. 20/90. 6 cyl., 75 x 98, 2,598 c.c., 20.8 h.p. Tax £15 15 0. 2 overhead camshafts. Comp. ratio 6.5 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. Thermo-syphon and fan cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters. Engine mounted on 5 point rubber. Borg and Beck single plate clutch. British Salnason 4 speed gearbox. synchromesh 3rd and 4th, central change. Ratios 13.2, 8.03, 4.67, 4.1 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 5.5, 2nd 10, 3rd 14, 4th 20. Maximum speed, 90 m.p.h. Semi-floating rear axle. Springs, trans

verse front, 4-elliptic independent rear. Front, British Salmson shock absorbers, Luvax rear. Turning circle 29′. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Battery 12 v. 90 a.h. 11 gallon rear tank, pump feed. Consumption 20 m.p.g. Pressed steel wheels. Tyres 16 x 6.25. Wheelbase 9′ 44″. Track 4′ 44″. in front, 4′ 44at rear. Ground clearance 7″. ‘Weight of complete car 25f cwt. Prices, £695, saloon or coupe. £645, 2-seater.

British-Salmson continue their range of high-grade hand-built cars of advanced design, with twin o.h.c. engines, importing French-built 14 and 18 h.p. models. The ” Fourteen” and ” Eighteen ” represent excellent touring cars of real distinction and sporting properties, while the 20/90 h.p. six-cylinder car is a 90 m.p.h. machine with many refinements, of considerable appeal to competition drivers.

BUGATTI

French. Ettore Bugatti, 1-3, Brixton Road, London, S. W.9. 570 Supercharged. 8 cyl., 72x 100, 3,250 c.c.,

25.7 h.p. Tax £19 100. 6 bearing plain crankshaft. Overhead twin camshafts. Pump and fan cooling. Stromberg carburetter. Gearbox with rear axle. Central control. Ratios : lst 11.0, 2nd 7.5, 3rd 5.37, 4th 4.17 to 1. 4 floating rear axle. Open prop. shaft. 4-elliptic front springs, 4-elliptic rear. Hydraulic

shock absorbers. Internal expanding hydraulic brakes. Battery 12 v. 22 gallon rear tank. Consumption 17 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50 x 18 front Wheelbase 10′ 10. Track 4′ 5″. Ground clearance r. Weight approximately 20 cwt. Price, chassis £745.

Type 57. Unsupercharged, 8 cyl., 72 x 100, 3,250 c.c., 25.7 h.p. Tax £19 10 0. 2 0.h.c. Comp. ratio 6.2 to 1. 130 b.h.p. at maximum revs. 6 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. Stromberg carburetter. 3 point flexible engine mounting. Single Dry plate clutch. Gearbox central control. Ratios : 1st 11.6, 2nd 7.5, 3rd 5.37, top 4.17 to 1. Silent second, third and top gears. Open Carden shaft. 4 floating rear axle. 4-elliptic front springs, 4-elliptic rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Fixed steering. Turning circle, left 39′, right 46′. Internal expanding, hydraulic brakes. 22 gallon rear tank. Battery 12 v. Consumption 17 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50 x 18. Wheelbase 10′ 10″. Track 4′ 5″. Ground clearance 6″. Chassis weight 20 cwt. Price : chassis £590.

The modern Type 57S I3ugatti, with either blown or unblown. 3.3-litre twin o.h. camshaft straight-eight engine, is one of the most remarkable high-performance cars in production. It is docile in traffic and silent throughout the speed range, yet is capable of speeds of around 120 m.p.h. in unblown form. Moreover, its normal system of suspension, de Ram damped, provides a degree of comfort and controllability unrivalled by any independently sprung chassis. The engine revs. to 5,500 r.p.m., gives about 180 b.h.p. and the chassis weight is just over 21 cwt.

B.S.A.

British. B.S.A. Ltd., Birmingham, U. Scout. 4 cyl., 63.5 x 95, 1,203 c.c., 10 h.p. Tax £7 10 0. 3 bearing crankshaft. Comp. ratio 6.5 to 1. 32 b.h.p. at 4,250 r.p.m. Thermo-syphon cool ing. Solex downdraught F.H.G. 30 carburetter. Rubber engine mounting. Multiplate clutch. Dog type gearbox. Ratios : 1st 17.2, 2nd 7.8, top 5.2 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. 1st 4.32, 2nd 9.35, top 14.3 m.p.h. Maximum speeds : 1st 27, 2nd 52, top 65 to 70 m.p.h. Front wheel drive. Springs, front, 8 4-elliptic, rear 2 4-elliptic. Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers. Pinion and sector steering4Bendix brakes. Turning circle 40′. Lucas battery. 11 gallon rear petrol tank, 2-seater, 64 gallon, 4-seater. Consumption 35 to 40 m.p.g. Tyre sizes 4.50x 17. Wheelbase 7′ 114″. Track 4′. Ground clearance

6″. Weight 2-seater 13 cwt. 4-seater 14 cwt. saloon 16 cwt. Prices : 2-seater £168, 4-seater £176, saloon £196.

DELAGE

French. University Motors Ltd., Stratton House, 80, Piccadilly, W.1.

D. 6.75. 6 cyl., 81 x 90.5, 2,800 c.c., 24.4 h.p. Ob.v. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 85 b.h.p. at maximum revs. Pump and fan cooling. 1 S.U. Carburetter on standard models. 3 S.U. on touring models. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed Cotal electric gearbox. Ratios : 12.66, 9.08, 5.8, 4.18 to 1. Maximum speeds on each gear : let 25, 2nd 40, 3rd 68, top 86 m.p.h. Gear lever

position under steering wheel. Tubular shaft, metal universal points, transmission. Semi-floating rear axle. Springs. independent in front, 1-elliptic rear. Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers. Spring steering wheel. Turning circle $7′. Lockheed brakes. Battery 12 v. 85 a.h. Automatic pump. Consumption 1.8 f1)-1144. Rear 18 gallon petrol tank. Steel spoke wheels. Tyres 5.50x 17. Wheelbase 10′ 4. Track, front 4′ 6″, rear 4′ 9*’ Ground clearance 6. Weight of complete car, 29 cwt. Prices : chassis £475, £698 complete saloon. D8. 120. 8 cyl., 84 x 107, 4,743 35 h.p. 0.h.v actuated by push rods. Comp. ratio 7.5 to 1. 5 bearing crankshaft. 120 b.h.p. at maximum revs. Pump and fan cooling. 1 Stromberg carburetter. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed Cotal electric gearbox. Ratios, 11.8, 8.5, 5.43, 3.91 to 1. Maximum speed on each gear : 1st 30, 2nd 42, 3rd 72, top 98 m.p.h. Tubular shaft with metal universal joints. Semi floating rear axle. Springs, Independent in front, 1-ellipties at rear. Houdaille

hydraulic shock absorbers. Turning circle 46′. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Battery 12 v. 85 a.h. Automatic furl feed. Consumption 16 m.p.g. Rear 24 gallon petrol tank. Steel spoke wheels. ‘Tyres 7.00 x 17. Wheelbase 10′ 10″. Track 4′ 8″, front, rear 4’ 0, Ground clearance 9″. Weight 38 cwt. Price : chaasis £1,050.

The French Delage is held in high esteem amongst enthusiasts, particularly as L. Gerard won this year’s T.T. with a six-cylinder example of the marque. The straight forward push-rod engines achieve a very high output in both six and eight-cylinder form, Cotal electric gearboxes are used and the complete cars have extremely distinguished lines.

FRAZER-NASH

British. A.F.N. Ltd., Falcon Works. London Road, Isleworth.

Falcon. 6 cyl., 65 x 96, 1,911 c.c., 15.71 h.p. Tax £12. Pushrod ol.v. Comp. ratio 6.8 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. 3 Solex carburetters. S.d.p. clutch. Chain drive, right-hand gear-change. Ratios to choice-standard 3.8, 4.8, 7.0, and 11.6 to 1. Solid rear axle. 1elliptic springs front and rear. Hartford Duplex shock absorbers. Frazer-Nash high-geared steering. Tubular dutch shaft with ball-centred Hardy Joint-spiral bevels. Final drive by chains with dog clutch engagement. Turning circle 34′. 12″

brake drums, mechanically operated. Battery 12 v. 75 a.h. 12 gallon rear tank, electric pump or hand feed. Racing wire wheels. Wheelbase 8′ 6″. Track, front 4′, rear 3′ 5″. Price : alternative 4-cyl. o.h.v. 1,496 c.c. engine £425. ” Colmore ” 3-4-seater. 6 cyl., 60 x 97, 1,657

c.e., 14 h.p. Tax £10 10 O. Twin overhead camshaft.

bearing crankshaft. 2 S.U. earburettere. 3 point cushioned engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch, right-hand gear-change. Chain drive. Solid rear axle. 1-elliptic springs, front and rear. Hartford duplex shock absorbers, front and rear. F.N. cam steering. 14″ brake drums, cable operated. 12 gallon rear tank. Racing wire wheels. Track 4′ front, 3′ 5″ rear. Price £560. “Shabiley ” Supercharged. 4 cyl., 09x 100,

1,496 c.c„ 12 h.p. Tax £9. Single overhead camshaft, 3 bearing crankshaft, water cooled. Twin superchargers with single large S.U. carburetter. S.d.p. clutch. Chain drive, right-hand gear-change. Solid rear axle. Hartford duplek shock absorbers. F.N. cam steering. Turning circle 34′. 14″ brake drums. Bosch battery. 17 gallon rear petrol tank. Pressure and S.U. pump feed. Racing wire wheels. Tyres Dunlop Fort 90. Wheelbase 9′. Track, front 4′, rear 3 5. Price £750. “Ulster 100.” 4 cyl., 69> 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax ice Single overhead munshaft. High compres sion racing pistons. 3 point suspension. Twin car

buretters. Chain drive, right-hand gear-change. Ratios optional. Solid rear axle. 4-elliptic springs. 20 gallon rear petrol tank. Price 1625.

Tourist Trophy Replica. 4 cyl., 69x 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.9 h.p. Tax £9. Same engine specification as”Ulster 100″ model. Wheelbase 9. Track, front 4′, rear 3′ 5″. Overall length 12′ 3″. Turning circle 34′. Weight approx. 16 cwt. Price £600. Retaining the famous easy-change high-efficiency all-chain transmission, and very definitely a thoroughbred, all enthusiasts will rejoice that the FrazerNash is still with us in this age of stan dardisation. The ” Falcon ” model has a 2-litre push-rod o.h.v. six-cylinder engine, or may be had with a 1 four-cylinder power-unit. The famous

” CohnOre ” job is a twin o.h. camshaft six-cylinder, While the ” Shelsley ” model, which justifies its name as the singleseater, which is a production model, made a new Shelsley record last September, is a four-cylinder single o.h. camshaft job with twin superchargers. Other Models are the ” Ulster 100 ” and T.T. Replica cars, with unblown single o.h.

camshaft four-cylinder engines. Specifications and equipment can be considerably varied at the time of ordering to suit clients’ individual requirements. Frazer-Nash-B.M.W. Type 84. 6 cyl., 58 x 94, 1,490 c.c.. 12.51 h.p. Pa £9 15 0. Pushrod o b.e. Comp. ratio 5.6 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. Twin Solex earburetters. 4 point cushioned engine mount ing. S.d.p. clutch, 4 seed synchromesh gearbox. Central change. pan prop. shaft. Spiral bevel rear axle. Springs, front independent, rear semi-elliptic. Independent high geared steering. Turning circle 29′ 3″. Internal

expanding cable operated brakes. Consumption 30 M.p.g. Disc wheels. Tyres 5.25:

etc. as Type 34. Price, Standard saloon £350, cabriolet saloon £375, 2-seater cabriolet £425.

Frazer-Nash-13.M.W. Type 55, 2-seater sports only. 3 carburetters, modified engine specification. Higher gear ratio-top 3.9 to 1. Comp. ratio 6.8 to 1. Ground clearance 81″. Weight 141 cwt. Price £475. Frazer-Nash-B.M.W. Type 326. 16.2 h.p., 6 cyl., 1,971 c.c. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox. Top 4.8 to 1. Freewheel let and 2nd. Synchromesh 3rd and top. Springs independent, front, rear torsion bar. Rigid rear axle. Hydraulic brakes. Hydraulic shock absorbers. High geared steering. 12 gallon

rear petrol tank. Long chassis 9′ 6″ wheelbase. Track, front 4′ 4″, rear 4′ r. Prices : 5-seater 4-door saloon £498, coachbuilt cabriolet £575. Frazer-Nash-B.M.W. Type 335. 6 cyl., 82x 110 , 3,485 c.c., 25 h.p. Oita’. Comp ratio 5.81 to 1. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios : let 11.2, 2nd 6.2, 3rd 3.8, top 2.9 to 1. Speed 95 m.p.h. Suspension, independent front, rear axle, rigid, with torsion bar springing. Hydraulic brakes. 13 gallon rear petrol tank. Track, front 4′ 3r, rear

4′ 7″. Wheelbase 9′ 10″. Weight 24 cwt. Price E 750 . Fraser-Nash-B.M.W. Type 328. Sports 100 m.p.h. model. 6 cyl., 436 96, 1,971 c.c., 17 0.11.e. 100 b.h.p. at 4,800 r.p.m. :3 Solex downdraught carburetters. Camshaft driven by a Silent running duplex roller chain. Valves push-rod operated from the camshaft. 4 bearing crankshaft. S.d.p. clutch. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Turning circle 29′. 4 speed gearbox. Gear Ratio, top 3.7 to I. Tubular propeller shaft. Suspension, front indepen dent, rear. Back and pinion steering. 12 gallon rear petrol tank. Knock-off disc, wheels

l’yres 5.25″ x 16. Track, front 3′ 9.1″, rear 4′ r. Wheelbase Overall length 12′ 91′. Overall width 5′ Ground clearance 8-. Petrol consump

tion 22 Maximum speed-100 Price £695. Combining remarkable road-clinging qualities with excellent all-round performance and very fine steering, the Frazer-Nash-B.M.W. is highly spoken of wherever motor-sportsmen meet, though, in reality, it is essentially a fast touring rather than a sports-car, and in conse

quence is notably dependable. In Viand 2-litre forms it is extremely popular while the Type 328 2-litre sports model, with push-rod operated o.h. valves inclined at .900, is a genuine 100 m.p.h. motor-car of great appeal. One of these cars covered over 107 miles in an hour at Brooklands in the M.C.C. High Speed Trial this year, and they have performed outstandingly in trials and races all over the .world.

H.R.G.

British. Engineering Co. Ltd.,

Oakcroft Road, Kingston By-Pass, Tolworth, Surrey.

2-seater Sports. 4 cyl., 69 100, 1,497 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax £9. Special large diameter, balanced crankshaft. 0.h.v. push rod. Comp. ratio 71 to 1. B-.b.p. at 4,800 revs. 58 b.h.p. Thermo-syphon cooling. Twin S.C. carburetters. Solid engine mounting, S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, constant mesh, silent third. Ratios, 1st 14.88, 2nd 9..2, 3rd 5.56, top 4 to 1. Road speeds at 1.000 r.p.in.. 1st 5, 2nd JO, 3rd 15, top 20 m.p.h. :Maximum speeds, 1st 25. 2nd 40, 3rd 70, top 85 to 90 m.p.h. Open Hardy Spicer propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive, full differential. Springs, front I-elliptic, rear semi elliptic. Friction type shock absorbers. Mark s

Weller steering. Internal ex minding brakes. Turning circle 32′. 2 6 v. batteries. 8.11. petrol pump. 15 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 30 m.p.g. Whe racing type wheels. Tyres 4.75x 17. Wheelbase 8′ 7″. Track, front 4′, rear 3′ 9″. Ground clearance 6″. Weight 14 cwt. Price £424 12 6. 2-seater coupe £485.

The H.R.G. is produced in small numbers, carefully assembled at the Tolworth factory, and is expressly intended o appeal to enthusiasts, being a car with excellent road-holding, immense acceleration, and a maximum speed of over 85 m.p.h. The latest models have rubber-mounted twin o.h.c. engines and synchromesh gearboxes and, apart from the very sporting open models, a stylish coupe has recently been added to the range.

JENSEN

British. Jensen Motors, West Broinwich.

31-litre Short Chassis, 2/3-seater. 8 cyl., 77.78 95.’25, 3,622 c.c., 30 h.p. S.v. push rods. Corny. ratio 6.3 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. Thermo sypht:i and pump cooling. 2 S.U. downdraught earburet tors. 3 point flexible engine mounting. S,(1.p. eliih. 3 speed gearbox, central change, synchromesh 2n0 and 3rd. Pre-selective dual back axle ratio, 6 M4xiinurn speeds on each gear, 1st 35 to to. 2nd 65 70, top 95 to 100 m.p.h. Enclosed spiral bevel t rims mission. floating rear axle. Springs, full kin:11i underslung, transverse and semi-elliptic. Divas shock absorbers. Burman Douglas steerit.g. Turning circle :35′. Brakes., 4 wheel Mechanical, servo assisted. Battery 12 V. Fuel feed, dual electric pumps. Consumption 20 m.p.g. Isga..11

on rear tank. Rudge wire wheels. Tyres 6.00 Y.17. Witt elbase 9′ ‘2″. Track 4’ 10″. Ground clearance 8″. Weight of car 21 cwt.. Price £695. 41-litre Straight Eight. 8 cyl., 79.3 107.9, 4.265 c.c. 31,25 h.p. 0.11.V., actuated by push rods. Comp. ratio 6.0 to 1. 9 bearing crankshaft. Thermo syphon and pump cooling. ‘Iwo dual downdraught S.U. carburetters. 4 point flexible engine mmmlii g. S.d.p. clutch. 3 speed central change gearbox, all ratios silent. 2nd and 3rd gears synchromesh and

helical. Pre-selective dual back axles, 6 speeds. Maximum speeds on each gear, 1st 28, 2nd 55, top 95 m.p.h. Enclosed propeller shaft, spiral bevel. floating rear axle. Springs, independent front, underslung 1-elliptic transverse rear. Luvax shock absorbers. Burman Douglas steering. Turning

circle 41′. Mechanical brakes, servo assisted. Battery 12v. Mechanical pinup feed. Consumption 18 m.p.g. 19 gallon rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 6.50 16. Wheelbase 10′ 11″. Track 4′ 10′. Ground clearance 81″. Weight 30 cwt. Price £845. 34-litre Touring, 4/5-seater. Exactly as 31-litre short chassis model with the exception of the follow ing. Maximum speeds on each gear, 1st 30-35,

2nd 60-65, 3rd .90-95 m.p.h. Turning circle 43′. Weight 261 cwt. Price 1645, The Jensen was formerly a specialised version of the famous Ford V8. It now appears as a 4i-litre straight-eight, developing 120 b.h.p. and, able to run

happily in the upper eighties. Twin 14 mm. plugs are fed by a dual ignition system and Lucas lighting is used. independent suspension and an overdrive top gear, giving 6 speeds, are employed and the touring body is most striking.

LANCIA

Italian. Lancia (Wembley) Ltd., A lperton, near Wembley.

Aprilia. 4 cyl., 72 x 83, 1,352 c.c., 12.9 h.p. Tax £11 10 0. 0.h.v. 3 main bearing crankshaft. Comp. ratio 5.75 to 1. 47 b.h.p. Pump and fan cooling. Zenith downdraught carburetter. Sal.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.to. : 1st 6i, 2nd 91, 3rd 131, top 20 m.p.h. Maximum speeds : 1st 25, 2nd 37, 3rd 55, top SO m.p.h. Tubular shaft wit Ii centric bearing and 3 fabric couplings, Hypoid (;Iceson drive. Independent springing on all four Nvilt,k,ls. Friction disc shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Lockheed brakes. Turning circle

30′. (5 v. ignition, lighting and Starting syst(m.

11 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 28 m.p.g. Disc wheels. Tyres 14x 40 or 140x 40. Wheelbase

9′. Ground clearance 71″. Weight saloon 16/ cwt. Price saloon £355. De Luxe -saloon £275. Drophead coupe £395. Chassis £270.

The little 1.3-litre V four-cylinder Lancia ” Aprilia ” has won universal popularity in this country because of its wonderful steering and road-holding, maximum speed of 80 m.p.h., rapid acceleration and 30 m.p.g. fuel consumption. It achieves its performance by reason cf low weight-literally you can ” feel ” its lightness-by the use of an efficient 0.h.c. engine, and by airflow coachwork. The sLloon is listed at L355 in pillailes form.

LEA-FRANCIS

British. Lea-Francis Engineering (1937) Ltd., Much Park Street, Coventry. 12 h.p. 4 cyl., 69 x 100, 1,496 c.c. 11.9 h.p. Tax £9. 3 bearing balanced crankshaft’. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 50 b.h.p. at 4,800 to 4,000 revs. Cooling, pump to head, -Merino syphon to block. S.U. car buretter. 4 point engine mounting. 9″ S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed, synchromesh 2nd, 3rd, and top. Gearbox ratios : 3.94, 2.42, 1.15. 1 to 1. Axle, 5.25 to 1. Road speed at J,06( 1),M. : 1st 4, 2nd 7.3, 3rd 10.5, top 15.3 m.p.h. Maximum speeds : 1st 16, 2nd :30, 3rd 50, top 72 to 76 m.p.h. Open needle roller propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. 1-elliptic

springs. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Burman Douglas steering. 13″ Girling brakes. Turning circle 37′. 12 v. battery. 11 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 26 to :30 m.p.g. Knock-on wire wheels. Tyres 17 x 5.25. Wheelbase 9′ 3″. Track 4′ 4″. Ground clearance 61″. Weight 25 cwt. 14 h.p. 4 cyl., 72x 100, 1,629 c.c., 12.9 h.p. Tax £9 15 0. 3 bearing balanced crankshaft. Comp. ratio 6.25 to 1. 56 b.h.p. at 4,800 to 4,900 revs_ Specification as above with following exceptions. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 4.2, 2nd 7.6,

3rd 11, top 16. Maximum speeds : 1st 16.8, 2nd 31.5, 3rd 52, top 75 to 80 m.p.h. Petrol constunption 24 to 29 m.p.g.

The Lea-Francis has returned to our midst this year as a fast, modern car, offering all those conveniences which the high-performance car-owner demands, and possessing, withal’, a considerable degree of individuality. Alr..-!ady Charles Follett has won a Brooklands outer-circuit race with one of the new two-seaters.

MORGAN

British. Morgan Motor Co. Ltd., Pickersleigh Road, Malvern Link, Worcs. Two-Seater 4/4. 4 cyl., 63>90, 1,122 c.c., 9.8 h.p. ().h .v. inlet side exhaust, push rod, valve position and operation. Comp. ratio 6.85 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 36 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Thermo syphon cooling. I Solex carburetter. Rigid engine mounting. Borg and Beck clutch. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios : 19.20, 11.94, 6.70, 5 to 1. Maximum speeds on gears,_ 1st 21, 2nd 33, 3rd 59, top 78 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer transmission. Spiral bevel rear axle. Springs : front., coil, rear, semi-elliptic. Shock absorbers. Front, hydraulic. Friction rear Burman Douglas steering. Turning circle 33′. Girling brakes, Battery 12 v. 57 a.h. Electric pump fuel feed. Vontitimpt ion 35 to 40 m.p.g. gallon rear

petrol tank. Press steel wheels. Tyres 4.50 x 17. Wheelbase 7′ 8″. Track 3′ 9″. Ground clearance 6″. Weight of complete car 131 cwt. Price 190 gns.

Owing to pressure of space, this article will le concluded in the November issue.