Invicta in Nassau

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Sir, Some twenty-odd years ago, when the writer was assembling a British and European radiator-badge collection, it was learned that a crashed Invicta lay “behind someone’s house in Nassau”. It was rather a long-shot, but I needed that marque and so flew over to the nearby island in hopes of securing the badge.

Contrary to the way these leads usually end up, I did find the car. . . and its badge is in my collection today. The car was the NCL model and had lain derelict in the open for all those years since its accident.

I have long thought that this island was a strange place for this car to have been. Now . . . and this is the reason for this letter, in “Cars in Books”, June MOTOR SPORT, you mention a reference to “the elderly car that Lord Beaverbrook had in Nassau”. It is interesting to think that perhaps these facts concern one and the same motor car.

Miami, Florida.

ROBERT B. GEGEN.

PS.—Re the Essex pictured on page 608 : the year is 1927. Body-styling was changed for 1928. This model was the famed “Essex Coach”, their name for the two-door sedan. It is correct that the bumpers and trunk are added accessory items.