I agree with your correspondent P. E. Gordon-Marshall regarding original ownership of the distinctive Rolls, the name De Havilland being frequently mentioned.
The body style certainly was unique. Again, rumour was the bodywork being designed and tested in wind tunnels before being built onto the chassis. Strangely enough the design of aerodynamics had a very remarkable effect in as much as, in very had weather, very little dirt ever appeared on the rear of the bodywork.
This car was in the care of the Chief Inspectorate of Transport Services RASC during my term of service with them from 1945-1949. From my memory, I believe the car was originally donated by HM Forces, but I am unable to substantiate this. If, however, I am wrong, it was most certainly acquired under the requisition act in force at the outbreak of the war, and went into the pool of specially allotted cars. May I suggest, for further information on this motor car, these possible sources of contact be made: the Inspectorate “B” Vehicles, REME, Orpington, Kent, who on amalgamation undertook the responsibility of the Chief Inspectorate of Transport RASC, who may have more information. Also, if the following members of the Inspectorate RASC could he traced, more information could be then obtained: Major M. Wright, RASC, who lived at Fakenham, Norfolk, or MS. M. Duffy, who I last heard of living in Wolverhampton.
I trust this information may help to bring the full history together.
W. F. EVEREICT, AMIRTE