back to models

The Whirlwind was top of the range so offered as frameset only. People buying top end models usually want to specify their own kit, or spread the expenditure.

The 1952 Whirlwind was the 1951 Sirocco renamed. For this year alone, the Whirlwind had ‘Sirocco’ style lugs. I wonder if Sandy discovered that the Sirocco should be Scirocco, so changed it’s name to Whirlwind?
1951 Sirocco1952 Whirlwind Full 1952 Catalogue
1953 frameset1954 frameset1955 framesetFull 1953 CatalogueFull 1954 CatalogueFull 1955 Catalogue
1955 or 1956The 1953-56 Wirlwind lugs are very distinctive. Some such frames with track rear dropouts have surfaced, so perhaps a track variant was available in 1956.

The 1957 & 1958 catalogues say the Whirlwind has a new lug style, as part-shown on the cover.New Lugs for 1957195719581958 was the last year of the Whirlwind