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BSA Three-wheeler Four

The Three-wheeler Four was a car produced by BSA between 1933 and 1936. Around 1700 cars were made.

The Three-wheeler Four had a new overhead-valve four cylinder engine. The block and crankcase were one unit and it was water cooled apposed to the earlier air cooled one. The car had a wet multi-plate clutch connected to a three speed constant-mesh gearbox.There was duplex drive to the camshaft which in turn drove an oil pump through a skew drive.

The chassis was 7ft 6in and had independent transverse leaf springs in front and a quarter-elliptical spring in the rear. The car could reach 65mph (105kmh).

There was a luggage compartment at the rear of the car.

The car cost £125 when new in 1936.