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Manufacturer Central Aircraft Company
Production 1920-21
Designer F.J. Camm and G.A. Broomfield
Body and chassis
Class cyclecar
Engine Johnson 192 cc, flat twin, two-stroke, air-cooled
Transmission single speed, no reverse
Successor none

The Cambro was a very basic British three-wheeled, single-seat cyclecar made in 1920 and 1921 by the Central Aircraft Company of Northolt, Middlesex.


The car was designed by magazine editor F.J. Camm and G.A. Broomfield and powered by an air-cooled Johnson 192 cc two-stroke flat twin engine, driving the single rear wheel by a chain.[1] The engine was more commonly found in outboard motors and mopeds. There was no reverse, but a free wheel mechanism was fitted to help manoeuvring the machine by hand.

The Cambro weighed 165lbs, was advertised as the cheapest car in the world, costing only 79 guineas (GBP83).[1] The number made is not known.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Baldwin, Nick (1994). The Automobile A-Z of Cars of the 1920s. Bideford, England: Bay View Books. p. 52. ISBN 1901432092. 
  2. ^ Georgano, N. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO. ISBN 1-57958-293-1. 

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