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The Rhode Hawk was a four-seater four-door saloon which was produced between 1929 and 1931.

It was the swansong for the Birmingham firm, now forced to use the ubiquitous Meadows 4ED unit in place of their own strangely lubricated device. Thus there was magneto ignition, twin Amal carburettors and pushrod operated overhead valves on the engine front, while an entirely conventional chassis had a close ratio four speed crash 'box in unit with the engine, semi-elliptic front springs and cantilevers at the rear.

The fabric saloon cost £365, and although slightly clumsy looking with its oval rear quarter lights it was good for 70mph.

Hawk 12/50 HP

In 1929, the Hawk was offered as the 12/50 model. It came with a 1496cc OHV engine which was rated at 10.8hp. Production stopped in 1931.

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