The first Railtons were produced in 1933 from the remnants of the old Invicta company. The basis of the new car was a Hudson Terraplane chassis with a straight 8 engine, 1935 being the peak year of production. Bodies were of a great variety from various coachbuilders and included three tourers and two coupTs. Sales fell off in the years prior to the war as resources were redirected into producing a motor gunboat. There were only two post-war models and production ceased in 1950. The Brough Superior was first made in 1933 and in 1935 it also was based on the 8-cylinder Hudson chassis changing later to the 6-cylinder chassis. The last car was produced in 1938. This is a book of contemporary road tests, technical and specification data, new model introductions, driver's reports, design, record breaking, coachwork, history. Models covered include:-Essex Terraplane, Napier-Railton, Railton Terraplane, Drop-head CoupT, Tourer, Sports, Light Sports, Saloon, Sandown, Cobham, Fairmile, 21HP, Brough Superior, 3.5L, Supercharged, Saloon, 12-cylinder.
Series: Gold Portfolio
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st September 1995
Publisher: Brooklands Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 19.68 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39