A 10-12 horse power Argyll car.
This two cylinder Tonneau was one of a range of early motor cars made in Bridgeton at the Hozier Engineering Co works in Hozier Street. The standard model cost £350. The Tonneau came with Michelin tyres, an Astor engine and a Longuemare carburettor. Extras, such as a pump, a magneto or a canvas hood, were available at an additional cost.
In 1904, the 10-12 HP Argyll won awards in the Irish Automobile Club hill-climbing tests, knocked 3 hours and 20 minutes off the Land's End to John O' Groats speed record and won the gold medal in the Scottish Automobile Club reliability trials, Glasgow to London.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
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