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There were two manufacturers of British Berkeley cars. The first company made some 18 hp cars in 1913. Little is know of this car.

berkley logo

Berkeley logo.

The second was Berkeley Cars Ltd of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, producing small cars with engines from 492 cc to 700 cc between 1956 and 1960.

The company produced designs by Laurie Bond in the Berkeley caravan factory owned by Charles Panter. There were four models made. Production stopped in 1960 and an attempted merger with Bond Cars failed to come off.

berkeley brochure

Berkeley brochure. (source: John Lloyd)

1957 berkley brochure

1957 Berkeley brochure cover. Power from the 328 engine was transmitted by a 3-speed transmission to the front wheels. The 492 engine was combined with a 4-speed gear box, also sending power to the front wheels. (source: AutoHistorian )

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