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Some of you will turn away in dismay. You may primarily be interested in bright coloured Coupes and Convertibles. Sorry, today we will zoom in on next week's auction of Brightwells but concentrate - for a change - on the not so bright coloured but quite long line up of pre-war saloons that will be on offer. Starting with this most attractive 6 cylinder Alvis Crested Eagle Six Light Saloon by Charlesworth. A longnosed, sporty saloon with plenty of room and comfort. We envy the next owner.
Yet there's more, much more to long for and to consider. Only several hundreds of the Alvis Speed 25 were produced. Still missing specimen keep re-emerging form oblivion. And what's more this 1939 Speed 25SC bodied by Charlesworth has even more to offer. It was a 1939 private competitor in the Monte Carlo rally. There's yet another Alvis Saloon, but that's 1947 and we stick with pre-wars here.
The next one is a sheer statement. Not the prettiest ever but you will not go unnoticed when you arrive with a swing with this 1938 Austin 18 Windsor Limousine.
When you are in the market for something highly usable and not so dear, then take a longer look at the 1938 Austin Big 7 Forlite Saloon. There is another probably very-very cheap Light 12/4 saloon, yet that one is in a very sad-sad condition. More cheers for the 1932 Austin Seven RP Saloon which not only is very presentable but has serious upgrades. 12 Volt and hydraulic brakes! Ready for anything.
When you are really in for serious continental mileage you could seriously consider the wellsorted Ford 3,6 Litre V8 Fordor Deluxe.
For Morris fans Brightwells has a threesome to choose from. Like this very attractive black over forest green 1935 Four door with original interior.
Riley aficionados probably will keep an eye on the bidding on this '36 Adelphi 12/4.
More offferings in the Crewe department. A choice of three, er... that is saloons, be sure to check the longlist for more! Anyway there's one well cared for 20/25 Mulliner Saloon with a long and detailed history. And finally as a grand saloon finale a choice of two projects a decade apart. A 1927 20HP Saloon with lots of work, kindly described aby the auctioneer with 'lots of potential'.
Similar words coem up with the second RR saloon project. a 1937 25/30 Hooper 'stiff upperlip' Sports Saloon.
Happy salooning! Brightwells, Wednesday 21 September
Geraint Owen, whom we all know from the famous BABS (a lot less people know he was the first private to sell a car through these pages many-many years ago), has problems identifying the vintage brakes on another brilliant car, the Parry Thomas Flatiron car (right in the picture below, Babs on the left and the Leyland-Thomas in the middle).
'They are metric (all the bolts are metric threads and the diameter is 300 mm). They may well have been made in France, but I know for sure that they were made in the winter of 1925/26. They are fitted to the Parry Thomas Flatiron GP car'
Any idea about these mystery brakes? Please share your comments and/or educated guess below.
We received these beautiful pictures from Alex Selley, who is looking for identification of the 2 cars. Alex writes: "The photo of a chauffer driven car was taken in London, Circus Road, St. John's Wood in about 1913, the photo was given by his brother neighbour, a Mr Hartley of Western Australia who's Grandfather is the gentleman standing along side the car.
The second photo was given to me at a veteran car display to see if I could have this car identified. The gentleman who handed him the photo, has his grandmother sitting on the right in the back seat, the photo was taken at Picton, just out side Bunbury, Western Australia in about 1912 at the home of George Forrest, youngest brother of Lord Forrest 1st Premier of Western Australia."
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