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British Vulpine Engine Co

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In the UK, the Italian Anzani outsourced the manufacture of their engines to the Coventry Ordnance Works.

In the 1920s it was refinanced as British Vulpine Engine Company and then again as British Anzani Engine Co concentrating on small engines and car and motorcycle power-plants.

They supplied AC with the 1,496cc side-valve four cylinder (that would become AC's famous 2-litre motor), Frazer-Nash with an 1,496cc ohv engine, Morgan with a V-twin, and Squire with the R1 twin cam engine.

Their most well known products came to be in motorcycles, lawnmowers and outboard engines. Cotton and Greeves motorcycles used Anzani motors.

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