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1901 - 1907

John Ridley built a light 2-seater car powered by a 3 1/2hp De Dion-Bouton or 5hp Buchet engine, using a gearbox combined with the rear axle.  It had vertical tiller steering and a tubular frame.  The Ridley Autocar company failed after only a handful of cars had been made.  However, John Ridley bought some semi-finished chassis from Horsaff & Bickham of Manchester, makers of the Horbick car, to which he fitted his own design of single-cylinder water-cooled engine.  He assembled these cars at his home address in Paisley.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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