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Condor Motor Co

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Condor Motor Co of Broad Street Garage, Coventry

Made motorcycles made from 1907 to 1914

1907 The company built large singles with a 4.5hp, 650 cc engine.

By 1912 there was an 810cc single. They were heavy-duty machines that were probably typical of the era. Further information on this marque is very limited.

1912 Spennell's lists them at 142 and 144 Broad st, Coventry and manufacturers of motorcycles

1913 Produced a few cyclecars

1914 Patent to E. Sidwell and the Condor Motor Co for 'change speed gearing' [1]

Also made engines for other manufacturers

1920 Changed name to Condor Motor and Fittings Co


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Friday 29 May 1914
  • Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry and District, 1912-13
  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • [1] MICMA Web Site
  • [2] The Coventry Pages
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9