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About Quiz #420: 1927/8 Clyno 12/35 fabric saloon


About Quiz #420: 1927/8  Clyno 12/35 fabric saloon.The picture in last week's Quiz #420 was not too difficult especially as we mentioned competition for Morris.  Ten of you correctly identified the car as a Clyno and six narrowed it down to a 12/35 model. We thank Beat Weibel and Inge Vikestad for the two non-Clyno suggestions, but it is not an Alvis or an Austin.
We applaud Ian Sly's knowledge that Clyno once built motorcycles, but it is Bud Smith's answer that really impressed us with facts and figures - "Released in autumn 1927 and produced through 1928; of course Clyno went into receivership in February 1929. The 12-35 featured the new style radiator, 1593cc engine (69.5 x 105) right hand change gearbox and 4 wheel brakes on a 9 Foot wheel base."He continues..."on a trivial note was the two piece sump on the new engine, which comprised of a filter tray and bolt on pressed steel base. The two seater 12-35 sold for £215, the tourer £220 and the fabric body saloon pictured sold for £250."
He sends us this picture of a  12/35 fabric saloon taken recently, plus a contemporary advert and even a picture of the unusual sump arrangement.
So we offer our congratulations to Bud for winning this week's quiz ( that's two now) and look forward to receiving your mail address and size for sending the T shirt.

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