Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

Built by the French Derby company with an Italian Maserati 4CM engine, and prompted by a British engineer for an English woman driver: this is the lineage of the unusual Derby-Maserati which appeared in voiturette road-racing and at Brooklands in the mid-1930s. The French Derby concern built front-wheel drive cars and won a considerable sporting reputation with an ex-Indianapolis Miller 91 front-drive machine, originally brought to France by Douglas Hawkes. This car became progressively ''Derbyised'' between 1930 and 1934, during which period Mrs. Gwenda Stewart smashed many world records with it, most notably at the Monthlery Autodrome just outside Paris.

It was in 1935 that the car''s channel frame chassis was built up for road-racing powered by a 1,496cc, twin-overhead camshaft, supercharged, four cylinder Maserat