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Charron-Laycock

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November 1919.
November 1919. Specifications.
November 1922.
Reg No: XF 6274. Exhibit at Kelham Island Museum.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.

of Sheffield

1916 Charron Ltd acquired a controlling interest in W. S. Laycock[1] to produce the Charron car when the war ended.

1920 Production had been delayed but was started before the end of the year.

1921 W S Laycock made the chassis for the car which was seen as the Rolls-Royce of small cars. Demand for the car exceeeded supply. The manufacurers had been able to make use of the experience of the French builders; it incorporated the best features of English and French design[2]

1919-28 Produced around 700 cars


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 11, 1917
  2. The Times Nov 03, 1921