Warne (car)

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MHV Warne 1914.jpg
1914 Warne
Manufacturer Pearsall Warne Ltd
Production 1913-1915
Body and chassis
Class cyclecar
Body style two seat open
Engine JAP V twin cylinder 964 or 1070 cc[1]
Wheelbase 78 in (1,981 mm) or 84 in (2,134 mm)[1]
Length 114 in (2,896 mm)[1]
Width 50 in (1,270 mm)[1]

The Warne was a British 4-wheeled cyclecar made from 1913 to 1915 by Pearsall Warne Ltd based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

The car had a lightweight two-seat open body with full weather equipment and was powered by a JAP, V twin air-cooled engine of 964 cc with an RAC horsepower rating of 8 hp. The engine size increased to 1070 cc in 1915. Drive was to the rear wheels by belts. The suspension used half elliptic leaf springs all round.

It cost £99.[2] Although air-cooled, the car was given a conventional appearance by fitting a dummy radiator.

In mid 1913 six cars a week were being made.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2. 
  2. ^ a b Georgano, N. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO. ISBN 1-57958-293-1.