HCE (car)

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Manufacturer HCE Cars
Easycar Company
Production 1912-1913
Body and chassis
Class cyclecar
Body style various
Engine Buckingham single cylinder
Transmission chain and belt drive
Successor none

The HCE was a British four wheeled cyclecar made in 1912 and 1913 originally by H.C.E. Cars of London SW and later by the Easycar Company at a 30-acre (120,000 m2) site with test track in Harold Wood, Essex.

The car used a single cylinder Buckingham engine with a tax rating of 6/8 HP driving by chain to a two speed gearbox and then by belt to the rear wheels.[1]

A range of body styles were advertised including four seaters. In 1913, and very unusual for the time, four wheel brakes were fitted.

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  1. ^ Georgano, N. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO. ISBN 1-57958-293-1.