1937 Railton Claremont

Drophead Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Oxford Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Thursday 11 March 2010
Lot 206
Registration Number: 764XUU Chassis Number: 3R252328
The 1933 Railton was the first and best of the Anglo-American hybrids: it was inspired by Reid Railton, well known in later years for his work on Napier Railton cars for John Cobb, one of which took the World Land Speed Record in 1938/9 and 1947, the other one recording the fastest ever lap at Brooklands of 143.44 m.p.h. in 1935. The basis of the Railton was a modified Hudson Terraplane chassis, fitted with the straight 8 4.2 litre Hudson engine; this first produced 113 bhp. @ 3800rpm, but by l939 this had increased to l32b.h.p. The car was assembled in the old Invicta works at Cobham, and bore a more than passing resemblance to that car, with a very similar radiator grille and rows of rivets along the bonnet. Coachwork was British, usually of aluminium, and many very handsome cars were produced as to