1935 Railton Straight Eight Special Hants, United Kingdom

Trade : £39,950

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1935 Railton Straight Eight Special – 4.2 litre

Excellent potential for sprints or hill climbs
VSCC eligible
The Railton marque was founded in 1933 by Noel Macklin, following his sale of the Invicta company. The business operated from The Fairmile Engineering Company in Cobham, Surrey, with input from Reid Railton, who was famed for his designing of a number of World speed record cars.

The first new car to be produced was the Railton Terraplane, based on a Hudson 8 cylinder chassis, the first 4 litre model featured coachwork by Ranalah and boasted exceptional performance for the period, being capable of accelerating from 0 - 60 mph in just under 13 seconds.

The Light Sports Tourer model, launched in 1935 was a particularly rapid machine, able to show a clean pair of heels to considerably more exotic and expensive cars and reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 9 seconds. For 1935, the engine was enlarged to 4.2 litres and a wider range of bodies from various coachbuilders were offered.

This 1935 Railton Straight Eight Special was constructed many years ago by a Railton Club Member and enthusiast and has been in the current owners’ hands for almost 40 years.

More recently, the car has undergone considerable restoration and presents extremely well, looking very purposeful.

Finished in midnight blue, with black hide and bound carpets, the car offers 2+2 accommodation and plenty of leg room with fully adjustable front seats. She has a new well-fitting tonneau cover.

As one would imagine with very light coachwork, performance is certainly vigorous with buckets of torque from the 4.2 litre Hudson Straight 8 engine. Being VSCC eligible the car has considerable potential for hillclimbs and sprints.

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Vechicle details

  • Ad Ref : 7T210100001
  • Location : Hants, United Kingdom
  • Make : Railton
  • Model : Straight Eight Special
  • Year : 1935
  • Miles : n/a
  • Kms : n/a
  • Steer : RHD
  • Gear Box : Manual
  • Cylender : 8 cylinder
  • cc : n/a
  • Cu in : n/a
  • Engine No : n/a
  • Chassis No : n/a
  • Exterior Color : Blue
  • Interior : Leather
  • Interior Colour : Black
  • Doors : No Doors
  • Condition : Excellent
  • MoT. : n/a
  • Part exchange Considered : No
  • Country of Manufacture : European Cars

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  • Location : United Kingdom
  • Seller : Robin Lawton Vintage & Classic Cars
  • Phone : +44 1420474 XXX
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