Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Russon Cars

From Graces Guide

The Russon was a British microcar with a sporting appearance and built by Russon Cars Ltd in Eaton Bray, Stanbridge, Bedfordshire between 1951 and 1952.

Designed by the editorial team of the Aeromodeller magazine the Russon was at first powered by a rear mounted 197 cc JAP engine but production cars used a larger 250 cc twin from Excelsior. Drive was to the rear wheels through a motor cycle type 3 speed gearbox. The suspension was independent all round by coil springs and the body was mounted on a tubular chassis frame. 50 mph and 65 mpg were claimed.

The alloy panelled body was built on an ash frame in a traditional coach builders manner and was styled to look like a bit like a miniature Jaguar XK120. There was said to be room for 3 people to sit side by side. The car was killed by its high price of £491, for which a "normal" family saloon could be had and less than 10 were made.

Minicar 1951-52.

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