Style : 7 seat limousine
Colour: Blue and black
Interior: Ivory upholstery
Engine: 4.5 litre engine (Straight 8)
Gears: :4 speed gearbox – Pre-Select
The first owner, believed to be the king who abdicated in 1936 (King Edward V111) who went to live in France with his lady (Mrs Wallis Simpson).
It is one of three ordered at the same time, the other two going into royal service in England. The car was sold in 1947 to an English titled lady who returned it to ‘Hooper and Co’ body builders for modification.
In the early sixties the car was sold to an American military man who took it to America, it seems not to have been used there, subsequently turning up in Maryland extensively undergoing renovation (A dismal failure!).
Purchased by present owner and returned to England in the late 1990’s and renovation completed including engine rebuild and re-upholstering of the rear compartment. Interestingly on removing the American plates, a French registration plate was uncovered, perhaps adding credence to the assertion that it had been the former Kings car.
The car is used regularly, drives well and is popular for up-market weddings and used extensively in the ‘Poirot’ detective T.V. programmes.
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)
What We Offer
First Class Service
We pride ourselves on our start to finish first class service
Ensuring that our passengers reach their destination safely, comfortably and on time
All our drivers are suitably uniformed, friendly and helpful.
A special collection of vintage vehicles ready for your special occasion
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