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Albany Motor Carriage Co

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1971. Photographed in Beirut, Lebanon in 2010.
1971. Photographed in Beirut, Lebanon in 2010.

The Albany was an English automobile, manufactured by the Albany Motor Carriage Company in Christchurch, Dorset from 1971. The company was founded by Bryan and David Shepherd.

  • It was designed as a classic car, in the Edwardian style, but is not a replica of any particular marque. Early models used the engine and suspension from the Morris Minor in a specially built tubular steel chassis. From 1974 a Triumph Spitfire engine was used. The motor car was designed and produced by two brothers who also made a similar open air bus that is now on display in the Beaulieu motor museum in Dorset.
  • As of 1992, the open-top Albany, featuring a 1500cc Triumph Spitfire engine, was being built for export only.
  • The company closed in 1997.

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