1908 Clyde 8/10hp Silent Light Roadster

  • Brand: Clyde
  • Car Code: 151154

The 1908 Clyde 8/10hp Silent Light Roadster was a car produced by the Clyde Motor Company, which was based in Clydebank, Scotland. It was a small and lightweight vehicle that was designed for city driving and commuting.

The car was powered by a two-cylinder engine that produced 8 horsepower, which was adequate for the relatively low speeds that were common at the time. It had a top speed of around 35 miles per hour and could travel around 40 miles on a single gallon of petrol.

One of the unique features of the Silent Light Roadster was its "silence." The car was designed to be as quiet as possible, which was a novel concept at the time. It had a double-skinned hood and a muffler that was specially designed to reduce engine noise.

The car was also equipped with a number of other features that were considered innovative at the time, including electric lighting, a self-starter, and an adjustable steering wheel.

Today, the 1908 Clyde 8/10hp Silent Light Roadster is a rare and valuable collector's item. Only a few examples are known to exist, and they are highly prized by automotive enthusiasts and historians alike.

Descriptions & pictures by bonhams & owlshead & ruotevecchie

Production Start 1908
Country of origin Great Britain