1937 Railton Straight 8

Sportsman's Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    r0161
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.

  • Powered by a Hudson “Power Dome” straight-eight
  • Three-speed manual transmission
  • Ordered new by Bruno Benkert with numerous options
  • Fitted with rear seats for a European family trip in 1949
  • Enjoyed by several UK owners until brought to the USA in 1968
  • Joined the Hostetler collection in September 2013, where it remained until 2018
  • Believed to be one of 1,379 Railton 8s, and one of four remaining
  • Offered as a unique and interesting restoration project

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20.