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About Perry

The Perry was a British car made by the Perry Motor Company based in Tyseley, Birmingham who made cars between 1913 and 1916.

The company can trace its roots back to 1824 with James and Stephen Perry making pens in a workshop in London, later moving to Birmingham and building bicycles. By the late 1890s they were having financial problems and were bought by James William Bayliss, part owner of the Bayliss-Thomas car making company..

Their first car, a three wheeler, was made in 1899 followed by a forecar in 1903. Cecil Bayliss, the son of the new owner, built a cyclecar in 1911 with 800 cc engine and this was developed into the first Perry car to reach production.

Perry 8hp

Perry 8
Manufacturer Perry Motor Company
Production 1913-1915
approx 800 made
Successor none
Class cyclecar
Body style(s) two seat open with optional dickey seat.
Engine(s) Perry twin cylinder 875 cc
Transmission(s) 3 speed manual
Wheelbase 84 or 90 inches (2132 or 2284 mm)
Length 123 inches (3124 mm)
Width 56 inches (1422 mm)
Designer Cecil Bayliss

The engine for the car was built in-house and was a two cylinder unit unusual in that both pistons rose and fell at the same time. Drive was to the rear wheels through a 3 speed gearbox and worm drive axle. The basic body was an open two seater but a long wheelbase version allowing a dickey seat was also available.

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2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 1.8L      M-3
              
   

Perry 11.9 (1915)

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 89 km/h / 55 mph / 55 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
S2 4v 0.9L      M-3
              
   

Perry 8 (1913)

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve straight (inline) engine, 879 cm3 / 53.6 cu in / 53.6 cu in, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 56 km/h / 35 mph / 35 mph top speed

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Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

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