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Argyll: Cars

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Note: This is a sub-section of Hozier Engineering Co and Argyll Motors

1901 January. Details and image of the voiturette.[1]

1901 June. Details of the 6-hp voiturette.[2]

1901 Models featured an upgraded engine of 5 hp.

1902 Cars were upgraded even further, using 8 hp units. Soon there appeared a 10 hp twin with radiator tubes forming the sides of the hood.

1902 January. Details of the 8-hp light car.[3]

1902 June. Details of their works at Bridgeton and the cars including 8-hp and plans for 10, 12 and 16-hp models. Motors are by M.M.C. or Simms Manufacturing Co.[4]

1902 September. Details of the 10-hp car using a two-cylinder Clement motor.[5]

1904 The company introduced a range of front-radiator Aster engined cars. One of these was a 10 hp of 1,985 cc; others were fours of 3,054 cc, 3,686 cc, and 4,849 cc. All cars featured Govan's rather awkward gearbox, which had a T-shaped gate and separate reverse and change-speed levers.

1905 February. Details of their 16-20hp car. Also 10-12, 12-14 and 20-24.[6]

1905 March. Details of the Argyll carburetter.[7]

1906 Produced 10-12, 14-16, 16-20 and 26-30 h.p. models with shaft-drive. [8]

1905 September. Details of the T.T. car.[9]

1905 October. Details of their 24-hp, 16-20-hp and 10-12-hp cars.[10][11][12][13]

1907 November. Details of their 40-hp car.[14][15][16]

1908 November. Details of the 12-14-hp car shown at Olympia.[17][18]

1909 October. Details of the cars. 12-14-hp, 12-16-hp, 10-hp, 15-hp, 20-hp and 30-hp.[19]

1910 October. Details of the 12-hp car.[20]

1911 October. Details of the 25-hp sleeve-valve engine.[21]

1912 November. Details of the 15-20hp four-cylinder four-speed sleeve-valve car.[22]

1913 March. Details of the 15-30hp sleeve-valve engine.[23]

1913 April. Advert for the 'twelve-eighteen hp with four wheel braking system'. [24]

1922 It was joined by a 1.5-litre sleeve valve model and in 1926 by the 12/40 sports.

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Early Registrations

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