Articles tagged Sales Department

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Rolls-Royce and the 8-litre Bentley

It is well known that in 1930 Rolls-Royce was alarmed at the performance and appeal of WO Bentley's fine 8-litre model, which was in direct competition with its Phantom II Rolls-Royce. This was overcome by buying the financially ailing Bentley Motors in a carefully disguised deal, and later on by refusing to let WO use his name on a Lagonda he had designed. The closure of the old Bentley Motors...

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Looking at Lotus

A visit to the new Lotus factory at Cheshunt Just over a year ago the Lotus factory moved, lock, stock and barrel from its terribly cramped quarters in Hornsey to a more spacious factory on a trading estate in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and it was with the idea of assessing the growth of this small manufacturer that we visited Cheshunt recently. At present the factory is divided into two separate...

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Letters from readers

Values Sir, I observed the photograph of a 1934 Aston Martin short-chassis Mk. II advertised for sale at £435 and described as being in "excellent condition." In view of the comments which have been published in your magazine about the inflated prices of vintage sports cars, it may interest you to know that I sold this car in August for £260 to a man calling himself a dentist. I considered £260...

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Hudson-Essex Memories

Sir, Your article on Hudson-Essex brings back memories. My first job on leaving school was in their Production Stores Office, which dealt with "knock-down" Essex parts and complete Hudson cars coming in from America. Essex units came over in sets of five per crate; five engines in one crate, five sets of chassis frame parts in another, and so on. Brought up-river from London docks, they were...

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