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Short Ashby


1919 - 1923

The prototype of this cyclecar was designed by Victor Ashby and the car was put into production by aeroplane makers Short Brothers.  It had a flat-twin Coventry-Victor engine of either 5/6 or 8hp, friction transmission and ifs.  Fewer than 50 of these were made by Shorts, and the next design had a 970cc 4-cylinder Ruby engine and a choice of friction transmission of a Moss 3-speed gearbox.  Some of these were also made by Shorts, but they abandoned it because of disappointing sales, and the design was taken up by a new company in Manchester.  About 180 cars were made in all, under the names Short-Ashby or Ashby.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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