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The Simplic was a cyclecar manufactured from 1914 onwards by George Wadden in Surrey, England. Wadden was a hairdresser who took over the business that had produced the Autotrix.[1] The first Simplic was a 4-wheeled vehicle powered by a 5/6 hp air-cooled JAP engine.[2] Transmission was by epicyclic gear and belt final drive.[2] Production stopped later that year due to World War I.

Wadden redesigned the car at the end of the war, and the Simplic now featured an 8/10 hp JAP engine and twin speed chain drive.[1] Although selling for only ₤185, and advertised as "Positively the best value in Cyclecars", production ended in 1923.[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. 240. ISBN 1901432092. 
  2. ^ a b c Georgano, Nick (2000). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: Stationery Office. p. 1792. ISBN 0117023191.