Lloyd Cars Ltd History
|Headquarters||Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England|
The Lloyd Cars Ltd. was a British company from Grimsby (Lincolnshire) . Between 1936 and 1939 and after the war between 1946 and 1950 cars were built there. In the field of mechanical engineering it was active until 1983.
Lloyd Cars Ltd was a British motor manufacturer, founded by Roland Lloyd (1904–65), son of a garage owner, and based in Patrick Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England between 1936 and 1951.Two models were made, separated by World War II; the company was unusual for a small manufacturer in making nearly all components in-house. After car production ceased the company continued in general engineering until 1983. During World War II the company made components for Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engines.
The 350 was the pre-war model. A single - cylinder two-stroke engine from Villiers Ltd with 347 cc displacement. The production allegedly reached 250 vehicles.
The 650 was announced in 1946. The body of the two-door, four-seat touring car in pre-war style consisted of aluminum parts, which were welded to a riveted aluminum structure. Further features were a central tube frame with cantilevers, independent front and rear, as well as a transversely mounted two-cylinder with 0.65 l capacity , the (12,9 kW) a power output of 17.5 bhp at 2450 min -1 developed. The engine power was transmitted via a three-speed gearbox to the front wheels. The 3734 mm long and 1295 mm wide car had a wheelbase of 2362 mm and a track width of 1168 mm. His weight was 635 kg. The price was 1948 £480 . For comparison: the Ford Anglia cost as a limousine only £293, but was available only after a wait. In May 1950 the production ended. It should have originated 350 to 400 vehicles. About 15 Lloyd cars are thought to survive
The make had no connection with North German Automobile and Engine company which made cars under a different Lloyd brand between 1906 and 1914 and between 1950 and 1963.
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