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LANCHESTER SPRITE

Saloon.

Odd unitary device with Hobbs automatic 'box, slab sides and a Weslake-honed version of Fourteen engine. Original four-light prototype (3) looked vaguely Singer, but 'production' cars six-light and too heavy. Axed after the first pre-production batch, but one survives.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1622cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1954 to 1956  
Number produced:
10