Cambro

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Cambro
Overview
Manufacturer Central Aircraft Company
Production 1920-21
Designer F.J. Camm and G.A. Broomfield
Body and chassis
Class cyclecar
Powertrain
Engine Johnson 192 cc, flat twin, two-stroke, air-cooled
Transmission single speed, no reverse
Chronology
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.

History[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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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