11 FEBRUARY 1938, Page 40

A Study :in Rigidity

Iii "addition to all this it has a special design, a body-cum- chassis lay-out of the kind only one or two other makers have attempted to put into production on a big scale. • From the back axle to the dash body and frame are one, which means that there is no separate frame at all. It is an all- steel construction which should mean good- rigidity, with all the benefits implied in reduced wear and tear. There is a short " chassis " forward of the dash line, carrying the engine and drive, supported by struts from the top of the dash-shell. This can be detached in .one piece if necessary, leaving nothing behind it but the propellor-shaft and back-axle.