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Lanchester Sprite

Overview

Produced: 1954-1956, 10 produced. (Only reached pre-production stage)
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
The Lanchester Sprite was to be the first British light car to have automatic transmission, if it had reached production. The intended price including tax was to be £1077 which was considered very competitive for what was intended to be a quality light car to compete with the likes of Riley and Wolseley of that era. It differed from all previous Lanchesters in being of unitary construction. Independant front suspension was to be by coil springs and wishbones. The bonnet, boot lid and doors were to be in light alloy. The bonnet, front wings, lights and grill swung up to give full access to the engine and other components for easy maintenance.
Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1622ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series76mm x 89mm

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