Introduction

Morrris oxfordIn 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.


Midget ChassisThe 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, and Standard.










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