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British Motorcycles

Forecars

A Forecar was a car body style adopted by several makers of light cars and motorcycles in the first decade of the 20th century.

In this type of body the passenger seat was placed in front of the engine usually above the front axle leaving the occupants extremely vulnerable in the case of a collision. The driver's seat was behind and usually higher than that for the passengers. Weather protection was rarely provided. Both three and four wheeled forecars were made.

On some models the front seat could be replaced by a rack to carry goods thus converting the car to a light delivery vehicle.


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