1932 Invicta S Type

Special Open Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1932
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

When the Invicta S-Type was unveiled at the 1930 Olympia Motor Show it caused a sensation. It was the lowest, sleekest car in the world. By the time the S-Type had won the 1931 Monte Carlo Rally (it also finished second the following year), had returned clean sheets in the 1931 and 1932 International Alpine Trials and performed with distinction on tight and twisty hill climbs like Shelsley Walsh and Prescott, the model had established itself as not only one of the most stylish sports cars of the era but also one of the most competitive.

There had never been any danger of the S-Type not delivering what its rakish lines promised, Noel Macklin, founder of Invicta, had vast experience and he had brought in Donald Healey to help design and develop the car. Healey was on the threshold of h