Calthorpe Cars

Calthorpe Cars

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Calthorpe cars were made in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, England from 1904 to 1932. The company started out as a Birmingham bicycle maker run by George W. Hands who, in 1904, made his first motor car, a 10 hp four cylinder model. They briefly made some larger types but it was in the light car field that they specialised using proprietary White and Poppe engines. The cars were successfully raced in France in the Coupe de l'Auto series. A small car was announced in 1913 for the 1914 season with the 10 hp Minor, which proved to be a real large car in miniature, with a 3-speed gearbox and shaft drive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136520656
  • 9786136520650