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1919 - 1925

The Westwood was a conventional assembled car using the 1795cc Dorman KNO ohv 4-cylinder engine, with 3-speed gearbox and spiral bevel rear axle.  Body styles included a 2-seater, tourer and coupe priced from £550 to £675 which was quite expensive.  Dorman's records show that only 57 engines were supplied up to 1923 when the company was reorganised as the Westwood engineering Co. (Wigan) Ltd.  There was a change in engine suppliers to Meadows, although the capacity was the same as the Dorman, and a 4-speed gearbox was provided.

The company's name changed to Westwood-Ince Ltd in 1924.  Ince was the district in Wigan where the cars were built.  A larger engine was used, a 2121cc Meadows and the gearbox, also Meadows, was in unit with the engine.  A saloon was added to the range of bodies, as was a sports model with wire wheels, polished aluminium body and pointed tail.  It was said to reach a speed of  70mph.  Fewer of the Meadows engined cars were made, just 36, making a total of 93 in all.  some lists carried the Westwood to 1926, but it seems that no cars were made after 1925.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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