Little Princess (automobile)

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1913 Little Princess Cyclecar

The Little Princess was a cyclecar built in Detroit, Michigan, by the Princess Cyclecar Company from 1913–14.[1]


The Little Princess was designed by Englishman C. J. Thornwell who had worked for Wolseley-Siddeley before coming to America. The cyclecar was powered by a four-cylinder 12hp Farmer engine. A planetary transmission was used with a shaft drive making more substantial than chain driven cyclecars. The cyclecar was only sold in 1914 before the design was used to develop the Princess light car.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly Rae; Clark Jr., Henry Austin (1996). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 (3rd ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.