I hope you will forgive me for making my first post within your community one in the nature of a request.
(Admin - If this is the wrong forum to post this thread into please accept my apologies. I considered the "British" forum, however I felt that although a British make I'm asking a wide-ranging question - hence placing it here.)
I am a Volunteer Researcher working with the Museum of Transport, here in the city of Glasgow, Scotland and have recently been tasked with a three year project to investigate the historic Scottish motor manufacturing company – Argyll Motors Ltd.
Argyll Motors Ltd. at one point were the largest manufacturers of motor vehicles in Europe, however the "visionary powerhouse" of the company Alex Govan suddenly died and from there on the company struggled to keep its position in the market. However they continued right up until the start of the First World War, by which time had established the marque as a quality product with many innovative design firsts.
Perhaps the best known product to come out of the Argyll company is the Single Sleeve-Valve Engine and its many variations. The aero engine type was produced under licence by Continental in the US, so perhaps some of you will have personal experience of these interesting engines.
1900 Argyll 5 hp.
One of the tasks I have identified is attempting to locate existing Argyll vehicles that are still in running order, or at least, relatively complete. I’m aware of at least one Argyll in California back in the 1980’s, but no more than that, although Argyll exported widely to the US, Canada and South America - for example the City of New York took delivery of 50 Argyll taxi-cabs in the early 1900’s.
And this leads me to the purpose of my post – May I ask if any member here is aware of an Argyll that is still in existence in your area? I’m not looking for owner’s names or exact locations, just the vehicle type, age and condition (if possible), although a city / State would be very helpful.
1913 Argyll 15/30
(The photographs are two examples of the seven Argylls we have at the museum, just to give you a flavour of the cars I'm asking about)
Many thanks in anticipation for any assistance you may be able to give.