Bayliss Thomas cars history
Tyseley Birmingham UK
1923 Bayliss-Thomas 10-20 hp
In 1919 the company made an experimental 3-wheel car with air-cooled engine, but this did not go into production. But, in 1920 Excelsior entered the car business with a range of 4-wheel models and used the name Bayliss-Thomas as there was already a Belgian car called the Excelsior.
Around 1,000 were made.
Cars were still listed in catalogues until 1931 but it is likely that none were made after 1929
|8.9 Junior (9/19 from 1924)||1922–1924||1075 cc 4-cylinder side-valve||open four-seater, sports||99 in (2,515 mm)||3-speed gearbox|
|10/20 (11/22 from 1925)||1924–1927||1498 cc 4-cylinder side-valve Coventry-Simplex||open four-seater, sports||99 in (2,515 mm)||9/19 with 10.8 engine. Front wheel brakes from 1927.|
|10.8||1922–1924||1498 cc 4-cylinder side-valve Coventry-Simplex||sliding door saloon, two- and four-seat open tourer, coupé, sports||102 in (2,591 mm) or 108 in (2,743 mm)||3-speed gearbox|
|12/22 (12/27 from 1925)||1925–1931||1500 cc 4-cylinder side-valve Meadows||tourer, sports tourer, 4-light saloon, 6-light saloon, drophead coupé||114 in (2,896 mm)||3-speed gearbox. Front-wheel brakes from 1927.|
|13/30||1925–1926||1795 cc 4-cylinder side-valve Meadows||tourer, sports tourer, 4-light saloon, 6-light saloon, drophead coupé||114 in (2,896 mm)||4-speed gearbox|
Excelsior last manufactured a motorcycle in 1964 and folded in 1965. Britax, a car accessory company bought the name and produced limited numbers of Britax-Excelsior machines in the late 1970s.
The head office address was: The Excelsior Motor Co, Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham 11.
The Head Office and Works address according to a 1962 edition (4/9/62) of the Talisman Twin 244cc and 328cc Running and Maintenance Instructions was Redfern Road, Tyseley Birmingham 11. Telephone: Alcocks Green 1677-8-9. "Telegrams: Monarch, Haymills"