Achilles (automobile)

The Achilles was an English shaft-drive voiturette manufactured by B Thompson in Frome, Somerset between 1904 and 1908. A range of cars were advertised, mostly with single cylinder engines by De Dion. Other mechanical parts were also bought in and it seems likely that only the bodies were originated by Achilles. At least 5 different models were produced.

This car is notably seen in the French comic book Achille Talon, created by Michel Regnier (known by the pseudonym Greg), for the Pilote redaction.


David Filsell, "Achilles", in G.N. Georgano, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885-1968 (New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp.26.

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