Abingdon (1922 automobile)

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The Abingdon was an English assembled car built in small numbers in 1922 and 1923 in a factory in Tyseley, Birmingham. It used an 11-9hp 1490 cc 4-cylinder Dorman engine and a 3-speed gearbox. Only 12 were made.[1] Production was hampered by financial difficulties for the Wrigley company, who supplied key components such as the steering gear and three-speed gearbox.[2]

The company also produced Abingdon Motorcycles until 1925. In 1905 and 1906, it had produced the 5 hp (4 kW) AKD tricar.

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  1. ^ G.N. Georgano, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885–1968 (New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp.25.
  2. ^ Baldwin, Nick, "A-Z of Cars of the 1920s", Bay View Books, Bideford, Devon, 1998 ISBN 1-901432-09-2

The company was producer of the worlds best known adjustable spanner (from www.madeinbirmingham.org)