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1920 - 1923

This car was designed by Sam Gilchrist who had worked for commercial builders Caldeon before setting up on his own, with finance from his colliery-owning brother.  His car was a conventional tourer powered by an ohv version of the 1550cc Hotchikiss engine which was also bought by William Morris.  Various body styles were made by Sim & Wilson of Cathcart, Glasgow, mostly 4-seater tourers.  About 20 cars had been made when Gilchrist's brother withdrew his aid as the money was needed to support his strike-hit colliery.  The car would probably have succembed in the face of competition from Morris anyway.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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