Lotus 19 – A History

by Kevin Whittle. 2017 review by Peter McFadyen This is a new companion volume to the Lotus 35 history...

Brian Redman – Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks

by Brian Redman with Jim Mullen.  Foreword by Mario Andretti.  Published by Evro Publishing 2016 review by Peter McFadyen...

Aspects of Motoring History # 13

Published July 2017. 108 pages, colour cover, over 60 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 8 pages of full colour. Contents: Obituary:...

Aspects of Motoring History #12

Published July 2016. 113 pages, colour cover, over 70 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 5 pages of full colour. Contents: The...

SLIDER: Rolls-Royce 40-50HP Phaeton-Landaulet by Rothschild

This Silver Ghost 40-50HP Rolls-Royce appeared in an advertisement in the French Omnia magazine for 9 May 1914.  The copy lauded the flexibility of the coachwork, stating: “The top, when folded, is completely horizontal, to the effect that in this position it makes the car absolutely equivalent to a torpedo.  The operation of the top can be executed by a single person.  It is the most practical of touring cars because at one and the same time it manages to be, with the same coachwork, a closed car and an open car.”

We know from Tom Clarke that it is a car in the 2100-2699 series (cantilever rear springs and small brakes) and that it has the high radiator and louvred bonnet of export cars. Other than that, we in Britain would call it a cabriolet.


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