Friday, April 16, 2010

Powerful enough for a car

Berkeley Cars Ltd of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England produced small cars between 1956 and 1960. The cars were made of fiberglass. In 1959 they introduced the T105 model (the number was supposed to denote the maximum speed). It was powered by a Royal Enfield Meteor 700cc with an Albion gearbox (including reverse!).


  1. I have read that it would take a very brave person to drive such a tiny car on public roads. I wonder if the Albion with reverse was the same transmission used on the Pashley and, in the U.S., Indian Patrol Car three-wheelers? The description I have is that it gave three speeds forward and reverse.

  2. Not braver than the driver of a Lotus Elise, I'd suspect. Yes, I also wondered about the Albion gearbox in the Pashleys.

    Thanks David!



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