I thought you might be interested in the enclosed photograph which I found among my archives recently. It was taken by me about 1932 or 1933 at a house in the town of Littlestone-on-Sea, Kent then occupied by Mr. Gluckstein of the Bovis building company (I believe), who was a friend of my parents. The motive power was a car battery, giving a top speed of about 5 m.p.h., with an emergency, remote control cut-off for external parental operation which can be seen in the picture.
My memory is that the construction was of the highest quality and not a bad reproduction of a 3-litre Bentley. It even had shock-absorbers, though no front brakes. Certainly it well qualifies to compete with any similar small-scale drivable machines that I have seen.
Seaford, F.G. Lanchester
[This excellent model of Woolf Barnato’s 1925 3 1/2-litre racing Bentley is well known to the BDC but this letter may throw some light on what became of it.—Ed.]