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The BSA Light Six was a small car in the twelve tax horsepower class manufactured for BSA Cars by BSA subsidiary The Daimler Motor Company Limited. Announced in September 1934 it was a cheaper and less well-finished version of the Lanchester Light Six

It was described by the motoring correspondent of The Times as not intended to be a replacement for the Ten but as an alternative model perhaps for the more fastidious.

Engine

The new engine design was on the same general lines as the Lanchester Eighteen (not 15/18) though with a chain-driven dynamo and a much reduced bore and stroke taking down the swept volume from 2,390 cubic centimetres (146 cu in) to 1,378 cubic centimetres (84 cu in).

Chassis

The larger twelve horsepower six-cylinder engine was mounted in the chassis of the ten horsepower four-cylinder BSA Ten. Steering was by cam and lever, brakes were mechanical. Tyres specified were 5 inch on 18 inch wheels.

Prices

The Light Six was available in two body styles, one being the Six-light saloon and fixed head coupé which cost £315 and the other being the streamlined saloon and sports saloon which cost £325.