Mark B - April 1951 to November 1952
The Mark B 2/3 seater Tourer was similar to the Mark A. It retained the Villiers 6E 197cc engine, 3 speed direct change gearbox, 6 volt rectified electrical system and curved glass windscreen, but now featured a coil spring rear suspension with sliding block and guide bars, a hydraulic front shock absorber, a larger luggage boot and a reshaped hood. There was also a new typeof foot brake pedal/cables and a new starter cable. A locknut was even fitted to the steering wheel! Front lighting was still by two external head and side lamps of 12 watt / 3 watt capacity mounted on either side of the body. Rear lighting retained the single, centrally mounted tail lamp with the 3 / 3 watt double filament bulb. Again, no rear brake light was fitted.
The Sharp's Minitruck was introduced. A larger, upright rear body gave a carrying capacity of 24 cubic feet or a payload of 3 cwt. and the hood had a roll-up flap at the rear to facilitate loading. A single seat only for the driver was fitted.
The Sharp's Minivan had the same carrying capacity and payload as the Minitruck, but the Minivan had a built-in compartment (with a door) at the rear, hood/sidescreens and a bench type front seat for the driver.
The Family "Safety Saloon" used the same enclosed Minivan body and rear door, but also had side windows and inward-facing rear seats fitted. This gave enough room for two adults, with two small children seated in the rear.
Chassis Number Range: C/6/1974 to D/10/3391