Albert (automobile)

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Albert and Gwynne-Albert
Manufacturer Adam, Grimaldi & Co., Gwynnes Limited
Production 1920–1929
Approx 2000 made
Designer A. O. Lord
Body and chassis
Body style tourer, Saloon
Layout FR layout
Engine 1495 or 1944 cc straight four
Wheelbase 110 in (2,794 mm) or 114 in (2,896 mm)[1]
Length 158 in (4,013 mm)(typical but depends on body fitted)[1]
Width 67 in (1,702 mm)[1]

The Albert was a light car designed by A. O. Lord,[2] creator of the later Loyd-Lord. It was produced from 1920 to 1924 in Vauxhall and later Chiswick, London. The car was powered by a proprietary four-cylinder 1495 cc ohv engine made by Gwynnes Limited[2] and had four-speed transmission. The cars were expensive boasted a radiator similar to that of the Rolls-Royce. The body was mainly made of aluminium and most were 4-seat tourers.[3]

The company that built the Albert, aircraft parts maker Adam, Grimaldi & Co., was taken over by Gwynne of Chiswick in 1920 after about 250 cars were made. Gwynne then made about 1450 more of the original design. In 1923 the engine was enlarged to 1944 cc and the name changed to Gwynne-Albert. From 1925 front wheel brakes were fitted.[3] About 200 of the larger-engined cars were built, with the last ones being sold possibly as late as 1929.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Baldwin, N. (1994). A-Z of Cars of the 1920s. Devon, UK: Bay View Books. ISBN 1-870979-53-2. 
  3. ^ a b Georgano, N. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO. ISBN 1-57958-293-1. 

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