Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Swift 7hp Cyclecar, 1913


As well as catering for the luxury market, making large, powerful motor cars to be fitted with Tourer or other large bodies, motor car manufacturers were also striving to make smaller cars for the lower end of the car buying market, and the late Edwardian era saw a lot of popularity for light or cycle cars. This 1913 built Swift 7hp has a light, tubular built chassis, using Swift's prior experience of bicycles and motorcycles. The light chassis and body construction means the two cylinder 7hp engine gave enough power for the Swift to live up to it's marque's name.

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