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Edith Microcars


Three-wheeler microcar manufactured in Melbourne by Gray & Harper, 1955. Villiers 197cc engine. It is doubtful that it entered production.

DESIGNED on the lines of miniature cars which have created considerable interest in Europe and in Britain, a 200 cc. prototype, rear-engined three-wheeler has been produced by an East Oakleigh engineering firm.

The makers, Gray and Harper Pty, Ltd., North Rd., say it could be marketed at £350 tax paid, and be a satisfactory runabout for up to three people at motor-cycle cost. Annual output would be about 70 cars built to order.

The little car has a 197 cc. Villiers two-stroke engine giving a cruising speed of 25-30 m.p.h. and maximum of 40, with fuel consumption around 50 m.p.g., but it is planned to reduce weight from 6 cwt. to 4 cwt., giving better performance and about 65 m.p.g...

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Wed 9 Mar 1955 - Trove NLA

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