1906 Albion A2 16hp Wagonette
Lot 14
1906 Albion A2 16hp Wagonette
Sold for £36,700 (US$ 46,469) inc. premium

Lot Details
1906 Albion A2 16hp Wagonette
Registration no. G 3247
Chassis no. 213
Engine no. 8G
Albion is best known as a manufacturer of commercial vehicles, the first of which appeared in 1902, but in its early years the firm also built automobiles at its Scotstoun plant near Glasgow. The company was founded in 1901 by two 'refugees' from Arrol-Johnston - T Blackwood-Murray and N O Fulton - whose first products resembled their former employer's dogcarts, featuring under-floor flat-twin engines and, initially, tiller steering. The following year a van-bodied dogcart appeared, setting the company on its way to becoming one of the UK's most successful commercial vehicle makers. The second production - A2 - model from Albion had a front-mounted vertical twin-cylinder engine of 16hp and was on the whole more conventional than the dogcart, although its solid tyres were a little old-fashioned by 1903. The A2 was often bodied in the 'wagonette' (shooting brake) style popular with landowners for shooting parties. In this form the car would originally cost £420 and was capable of a modest top speed of 20 mph. Albion built its last passenger car in 1913.
Once believed to date from 1903, this vehicle has participated in several London-Brighton Runs, but is now officially dated by the VCC as of 1906 manufacture. Re-bodied in period style and presented in running condition, the car was last used around three/four years ago and is offered with sundry expired MoTs, VCC Dating Certificate and Swansea V5 registration document.

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  • The registration number should read G 2347 as per the illustration.
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