The Aster was an English vehicles fabricated from 1922 to 1930. The organizations auto roots could be followed to 1899 when Begbie Manufacturing of Wembley, in north London got to be British licensees of the French Aster organization (Ateliers de Construction Mecanique l’aster) making principally stationary motors. In 1913 they got to be Aster Engineering Co (1913) Ltd and throughout World War I made airplane motors.
The principal Aster autos were made in 1922 with the lavish 18/50, which had a 2618 cc six barrel overhead valve motor driving the back wheels through a four velocity gearbox. The 126 inch wheelbase frame had semi elliptic springing at the front and cantilevered springs at the back with four wheel brakes as an unanticipated alternative. The auto was recorded at £850 in 1923 and in the vicinity of 50 were made before in 1924 the motor was extended to 2890 cc by expanding its bore from 69.5 to 73 mm in the 20/55 model. One was purchased by the Duke of York. About an alternate 50 of the bigger autos were made. In 1926 the motor was further exhausted out to 75 mm, the stroke stayed at 115 mm all around, making the 3042 cc 21/60.
The biggest auto they made was the 1927 24/70 with a 147 inch wheelbase, a foot longer than the 21/60. The 3042 cc motor for this was made by exhausting the motor a further 5 mm to 80 mm and fitting Burt-Mccollum single sleeve valves which were additionally fitted to the 21/60 motor from that year. The highest point of the reach 39 cwt Landaulette cost £1300. Presumably in the vicinity of 70 were made.
They fused with Arrol-Johnston in 1927 emulating which processing moved to Dumfries, Scotland and the autos got regarded as Arrol-Asters. The Wembley premises were kept as an administration warehouse finally being sold to Singer. The 21/60 and 24/70 were kept in preparation and were joined by a straight eight 2760 cc sleeve valved motor 23/70 and 17/50 six which was additionally accessible with Cozette supercharger.
The late 1920s were not a great time for extravagance auto producers and the recipients touched base in 1929. Restricted generation proceeded until 1931 when the production line at last shut.
The French Aster auto organization situated in Saint-Denis Paris worked between 1900 and 1910. They prepared their autos in addition to motors and gearboxes for different makers. A 12 hp Aster was displayed at the 1903 Crystal Palace Motor Show. An extent of Aster autos was sold in Britain between 1905 and 1907.
Aster Vehicle Model list:
1927 Aster 24/70
1925 Aster 18/50
1923 Aster 18/50