1916 La France

Style : 7 seat convertible

Colour: Green and black

Interior: Tan upholstery

Engine: 6 litre non-original engine (Straight 6 OHV)

Gears: 3 speed gearbox

Built originally in America as a Station Officers car in the Fire Service, it fell out of use years before the 1930’s, gradually becoming completely derelict.

Imported into England in 1995 by Mark Walker of ‘Walkers Crisps’ fame for conversion to an Edwardian Racer. The rules accommodating this change subsequently altered and the conversion was not undertaken, the car being then sold to Stoneman Engineering of Willand in Devon.

Gerry Stoneman commenced a complete rebuild of the vehicle but after three years when other duties intervened, sold it to Vintage Wheels who changed the body style and completed the hood and upholstery etc. to their requirements.

The original engine was a 9 litre, 4 cylinder unit which did only 3½ to a gallon which was then replaced by a 6 litre which now achieves 9 miles per gallon!

Please contact us for a quotation and to discuss your requirements.

Hire this superior vintage car by calling 01278 456607 (day) or 01278 722480 (eves/weekends)

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What We Offer

First Class Service

We pride ourselves on our start to finish first class service

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Special Journey

Ensuring that our passengers reach their destination safely, comfortably and on time

Professional Drivers

All our drivers are suitably uniformed, friendly and helpful.

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A special collection of vintage vehicles ready for your special occasion

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“Vintage Wheels are amazing”

Stepping into the garages of Vintage Wheels is like stepping onto the set of Bugsy Malone....all those beautiful cars (and luckily no shotguns!)"

Joanne Lendon

“Absolutley beautiful cars”

"We had the 1930 Sunbeam for our wedding in September and it was fantastic. Ron, our driver, was very professional. Thank you so much Gerry. "

Kelly Marie Dixon

“Truly amazing experience”

"Exceptional courteous staff, and a fun experience. An exciting surprising treat, for a special Birthday. Would truly recommend, thank you to your staff for making it a special day."

Cindy Turner

"Absolutley first rate"


"If you have a wedding or any other prominent event coming up I highly recommend Vintage Wheels. A true pleasure to do business with."


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