the Edwardian Era all cars with engines less than 1100 c.c, were
classed as cyclecars for sporting purposes. In general usage this was
usually confined to all cars with engines with less than four
cylinders. The cars with four cylinder engines being classed as
light cars. Thing were not that clear cut, there were the true
Cyclecar's, all chains and belts, the economy light cars with twin
cylinder engines, with four cylinder engines, and some makes of economy
light car with either twin or four cylinder engines, all under 1100 c.c.
The following two pages are to provide a background to this study. First Cyclecars
, to help clarify the difference between them and the economy light car. Then Beginnings
to define the light car.
The pages describing the economy light cars, are laid out as follows.
Firstly the makers only offering two cylinder engined economy cars.
They are, Jowett,
with the Six, Perry
with the 8, Swift
with the 7 hp, and Humber with the Humberette
Quite a few maker started with twin's, supplementing or replacing them with a four cylinder version. They were, Allday and Onion, Autocrat, Chater Lea, Enfield, and Jennings.
The four cylinder models were the most numerous, they were the, the AC 10
, the Lagonda 11.1
, the Morris Oxford, Horstmann
with 8.9, Singer, Stelitte,