The 1901 Trusselle 'Quad
Sociable'. It had a 2.75hp. de Dion engine and covered 1,000 miles in
its first year. Courtesy of the late Jim Boulton.
|The Trusselle family emigrated from France in the
late 18th century and started a business in
Wolverhampton making horse carriages.
In the late 1890s William Harri Trusselle, known as
Harri, decided to use his coachbuilding skills to build
a car. His first car was built in 1898 in a garage in
The Trusselle Voiturette was a simple 2-seater,
powered by a 2.75hp. de Dion
engine. Only a small number were built, but the company
also did a lot of conversion work on other cars, and was
an agent for Clement Talbot, de Dion, Napier, and Star.