One of the lesser-known Anglo-American Sports Hybrids, the Batten used a shortened Ford chassis of the 1932-33 period, with a current V8 engine boosted from 80 to 97bhp. The frame was underslung and shortened by 16in (406mm), being also 8.5in (216mm) narrower at the rear. With a weight of only 2182lb (942kg) performance was spectacular, with a top speed of over 100mph (160km/h). Most Battens used Ford-type transverse suspension, but one or two had ifs. The first cars had stark door-less 2-seater bodies, but later examples had more civilised sports tourer drophead coachwork. In 1937 a new model appeared which was the only one to break away completely from Ford styling. It had a very low 2-seter body, cycle-type wings, a sloping grill and headlamps faired into the bonnet sides. Top speed was 118mph (190km/h). Probably no more than one was made, and overall production of Battens did not exceed ten.