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Star Engineering Co: Cars

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1898/9. Star 3.5hp Vis-A-Vis. Exhibit at Motor Museum of Western Australia.
December 1902. 7-hp model.
January 1903.
January 1903.
February 1903.
February 1903. 15-HP car.
November 1903.
November 1903.
1904. 7 hp at the 1904 show.
May 1904.
May 1904.
November 1904.
February 1905.
June 1905.
September 1905.
September 1905.
March 1906.
July 1906. 14 h.p. 4-cylinder.
1906 Q4.
1906 Q4.
1906. 14 h.p. car.
1906. 14 h.p. engine.
1906. Starling Light Car.
December 1906. 7 h.p.
December 1906. The Stuart and the Starling models.
December 1906. 14 h.p.
February 1907. Advert for 10 h.p. car.
April 1907.
April 1907.
April 1907.
April 1907.
November 1907. 30 h.p. six-cylinder.
April 1908.
November 1908.
June 1909.
November 1909.
November 1909.
November 1909.
November 1909.
July 1910.
July 1910.
June 1911.
March 1912.
1912. 15.9-hp. Exhibit at the Black Country Living Museum.
1912. Star Victoria. Exhibit at the Black Country Living Museum.
1913. Star 15.9. Exhibit at Lakeland Motor Museum.
March 1916.
January 1920.
1922. Star 11.9.
November 1922.
1926 Star Scorpio 12-25 hp. Exhibit at Haynes Motor Museum.
August 1926. 20-60hp.
1920s. Star Mascot of 1923-28, (front view).
1920s. Star Mascot of 1923-28, (back view).
1920s. Star Mascot of 1923-28, (left side view).
1920s. Star Mascot of 1923-28, (right side view).
October 1931.
1931. Exhibit at the Black Country Living Museum.
Reg No: GO 7979. Exhibit at the Black Country Living Museum.

Note: This is a sub-section of Star Engineering Co.

1897 Star Cycle Co built its first cars in April 1897.

1898 A car based on a design bought from Benz. (Exhibit at Birmingham Thinktank museum)

1899 They stated "One car per day, all of our own manufacture, except for chains and tyres". [1]

1902 Star Engineering Co was building motorcars - see adverts.

1902 January. Image and some details of the 8-hp model.[2]

1902 March. Details and image of the 8-hp car built for Colonel Gretton.[3]

1902 June. Image of the 10-hp car.[4]

1902 August. Details of the 20-hp four-cylinder car.[5]

1905 May. Details of the Gordon-Bennett cars.[6]

1905 November. Details of the 14-hp car.[7][8][9]

1906 Star Engineering Co produced 7 h.p., 10 h.p., 14 h.p., 18 h.p. and 30 h.p. models of cars. All were four-cylinder excepting the 7 h.p. which was a two-cylinder. Star Cycle Co also made the Starling 6 h.p. single-cylinder car. [10]

Star Cycle Co introduced the two-cylinder Stuart car which remained in production for three years

1908 November. Details of the 8-hp and 15-hp cars.[11]

1909 The Star Engineering Co took over Star Cycle Co; production of Starlings and Stuarts ceased. The designs and production for these were taken over by the newly formed Briton Motor Co

1909 October. Details of the cars. 10, 12 and 15-hp.[12]

1910 October. Details of the 10hp, 12hp, 15hp, 20hp and 25hp.[13]

1910 December. Details of the 15hp car.[14]

1911 March. Details of the 15-hp car (two models).[15]

1911 October. Details of four models for 1912: 10hp (4); 12hp (6); 15hp (6) and 20hp (6).[16]

1911 December. Details of the 10hp four-cylinder three-speed car.[17]

1912 October. Details of the 10-22hp, 15.9hp (4), 20.1hp, 10hp (6), 25hp (4).[18]

1912 November. Details of the new 15.9hp car.[19]

1913 November. Details of the 10hp, 12-15hp, 15.9hp and the 20.1hp.[20]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Cars see the 1917 Red Book

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motors see the 1917 Red Book

1914 August. Catalogue issued for the 15.9hp car.[21]

1914 October. Details of the 66 x 130mm four-cylinder car and in addition the range is now 10-12hp, 12-15hp, 15.9hp, and 20.1hp.[22]

1921 New light car introduced with 11.9 hp engine and three-speed gearbox

The Star Flyer had a six-cylinder engine with 23.8 hp and carrying 15cwt.

1927 Five models listed with top of the range 2.5 litre six-cylinder machine

1929 Frederick Street factory closed and production moved to a new factory at Bushbury. The workforce was reduced to 250.

1929 Production during the year was 194 cars with all but 45 being the 18/50 model

1930 214 cars and 63 commercials built.

1932 End of production.

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