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Lanchester Cars History

History

This is the history of the brand Lanchester since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Lanchester

"Lanchester", a British company to manufacture cars . In 1931 he was bought by the British company "Daimler". Frederick Lanchester and George Lanchester are developing a car in 1894 . In 1895, their car , which has pneumatic tires "Dunlop", was presented to the public . First Lanchester was not like any car at the time. According to the chronicler automotive Anthony Byrd, " it was the first passenger car in the world , created based on science as a whole ." However, its industrial production was only launched in late 1900 ...


Frederick Lanchester and George Lanchester are developing a car in 1894 . In 1895, their car , which has pneumatic tires "Dunlop", was presented to the public . First Lanchester was not like any car at the time. According to the chronicler automotive Anthony Byrd, " it was the first passenger car in the world , created based on science as a whole ." However, its industrial production was only launched in late 1900 .

The power unit is a motor with two opposing cylinders and two in different directions rotating crankshafts , each of which - with the three rods . Both shafts are connected by gears with helical teeth , so there was no vibration , which provided the engine inaccessible at the time balance. This amazing engine is paired with a glider transmission, from which the torque is transmitted short drive shaft worm gear rear axle , fitted with ball bearings and slotted axes that in those years, it seemed the supreme achievement of engineering. The groundbreaking also had magneto ignition and low voltage and simple in structure wick carburetor , to prevent contamination of the fuel. Several complicated , but perfect in its technical solution , 2- cylinder model Lanchester ahead of their competitors, due to its reliability , softness and ease of operation . But , unfortunately, it made itself too late : the industry already has adopted a layout for the system "Panhard". Subsequent models "Lanchester" to a lesser extent kept unconventional spirit of the first car.

Gradually, in the design of their car company "Lanchester" introduces various innovations ( wick -type carburetor "Lanchester", mechanical inlet valves, with worm- drive axle final drive ) .

In 1904 began production of the Lanchester Brougham with a 2- cylinder engine. In the 1920s, the cars "Lanchester" in demand because of good quality and are used in advanced technological solutions. Since 1925, produced a limousine with a 40 -horsepower engine . It was one of the most " stylish " cars of the 1920s . In 1931 the firm "Lanchester" has been acquired by another British company - "Daimler", which was part of the corporation "BSA". Since then, the model "Lanchester" lost identity as a matter of fact it was the same "Daimler" with modified body . Since 1956, a model called the "Lanchester" ceased to produce .

Latest classic Lanchester cars offered in listings in the United Kingdom:

 1935 Lanchester 10hp Saloon - Unfinished Project 1935 Lanchester 10hp Saloon - Unfinished Project 13 £2,551.00
 1928 Lanchester 21hp Hooper open-drive landaulette 1928 Lanchester 21hp Hooper open-drive landaulette 9 £39,000.00
 DAMILER LANCHESTER E18 1935 PRE-WAR SALOON DAMILER LANCHESTER E18 1935 PRE-WAR SALOON 11 £11,250.00
 LANCHESTER E18 SALOON 1935 PRE-WAR LOVELY OLD GIRL LANCHESTER E18 SALOON 1935 PRE-WAR LOVELY OLD GIRL 11 £8,350.00
 LANCHESTER E18 1935 PRE-WAR SALOON LANCHESTER E18 1935 PRE-WAR SALOON 11 £12,500.00
 LANCHESTER FOURTEEN SALOON LANCHESTER FOURTEEN SALOON 11 £3,950.00
 LANCHESTER LD10 BLACK LANCHESTER LD10 BLACK 5 £2,750.00
 1935 Lanchester 1141CC 1935 Lanchester 1141CC 6 £3,250.00