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Overview

The GILL 'Getabout' was a tiny, cheap and economical 2-seater passenger car proposed by GILL GETABOUT CARS LTD., in London W1.

It was a direct 'spin-off' from the Astra (Anzani) Utility vehicle being constructed at that time by the British Anzani Engineering Co. Ltd. in Middlesex.


The basic wooden rear portion of the Astra was replaced by a rounded saloon/coupe body with a sloping rear roof line, although the original front and the 'suicide' type doors were retained.

Like the Astra, the GILL had a 2-cylinder, 2-stroke Anzani 322cc air-cooled engine developing 15bhp mounted in the rear, making a front air-intake unneccessary. The name 'GILL' was centrally placed in large characters in an oblong panel positioned low down on the front and the high wings carried small but very prominent headlamps.

Small disc type road wheels had large chromed hub-caps.

Short corner bumpers could be mounted at the front.

The overall length (without bumpers) was 9ft 6ins, the width and the height was 4ft 5ins.

A small fuel tank held 4 Imperial gallons.

A 4-seater version was intended for use as a Taxi, but neither got past the prototype stage.

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