Star Engineering Co: Cars
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". 
1902 Star Engineering Co was building motorcars - see adverts.
1902 January. Image and some details of the 8-hp model.
1902 March. Details and image of the 8-hp car built for Colonel Gretton.
1902 June. Image of the 10-hp car.
1902 August. Details of the 20-hp four-cylinder car.
1905 May. Details of the Gordon-Bennett cars.
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. 
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.
1909 October. Details of the cars. 10, 12 and 15-hp.
1910 October. Details of the 10hp, 12hp, 15hp, 20hp and 25hp.
1910 December. Details of the 15hp car.
1911 March. Details of the 15-hp car (two models).
1911 October. Details of four models for 1912: 10hp (4); 12hp (6); 15hp (6) and 20hp (6).
1911 December. Details of the 10hp four-cylinder three-speed car.
1912 October. Details of the 10-22hp, 15.9hp (4), 20.1hp, 10hp (6), 25hp (4).
1912 November. Details of the new 15.9hp car.
1913 November. Details of the 10hp, 12-15hp, 15.9hp and the 20.1hp.
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.
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.
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.
Sources of Information
- Vital to the Life of the Nation. Published 1946. p22
- The Autocar 1902/01/18
- The Autocar 1902/03/29
- The Autocar 1902/06/28
- The Autocar 1902/08/30
- The Autocar 1905/05/20
- The Autocar 1905/11/18
- The Autocar 1905/12/09
- The Autocar 1905/12/09
- The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell and Co in 1906.
- The Autocar 1908/11/07
- The Autocar 1909/10/23
- The Autocar 1910/11/05
- The Autocar 1910/12/31
- The Autocar 1911/03/04
- The Autocar 1911/10/21
- The Autocar 1911/12/09
- The Autocar 1912/10/26
- The Autocar 1912/11/09
- The Autocar 1913/11/01
- The Autocar 1914/08/01
- The Autocar 1914/10/10