1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer

£140,000

 

 

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  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer
  • 1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer

1929 Invicta 4½ litre Tourer

 

Invicta Cars was founded in Cobham, Surrey, in 1925 by Noel Macklin, with Oliver Lyle of the Tate & Lyle sugar company providing finance.
 
The 2.5 litre six-cylinder Meadows engine was used in the first production model, with an enlarged 3 litre unit being introduced in 1926 and by late 1928, a 4.5 litre engine was to power the NLC Series, which was available in two lengths of chassis.
 
The Invicta was to prove its mettle with a number of sporting successes, with many in the hands of Violette Cordery, firstly with a win at Brooklands in a half mile sprint event in 1925. The following year, she was part of a team of six drivers who set multiple long-distance records at Monza, covering 10,000 miles at an average speed of 56.47 mph and 15,000 miles at 55.76 mph. Many more records were to be set over the next few years which proved the ability of Invicta cars beyond doubt.
 
With a variety of coachwork styles available, the 4.5 litre was among the finest cars of its time, with superlative performance and exceptional build quality. 
Despite these fine qualities, the Depression was to sound the death knell for many luxury car makers and by late 1933, production of Invicta cars had all but ceased, with a mere handful being assembled at the company’s service facility in Flood Street, Chelsea over the next couple of years.
 
The motorcar we proudly offer here is an early 4.5 Litre long chassis model, with tourer coachwork by Cadogan - a company renowned for supplying sporting coachwork for quality manufacturers including Packard and Bentley.
 
Supplied by The Connaught Motor & Carriage Company to its first owner on 16th January 1929, and almost certainly of late 1928 manufacture, this Invicta was to remain in the hands of one family for a remarkable 88 years. The car was to pass to the original owner’s son in 1964 and was kept by him until sold by his estate at auction in 2017, when it was acquired by the present custodian, who has had a meticulous and sympathetic restoration carried out by highly regarded specialists to both coachwork and mechanicals, with in excess of £95,000 being spent. 
 
This fine car is still in remarkably original condition and comes with a most fascinating and comprehensive amount of documentation, including a number of photographs dating back many years, the original Order Form, instruction book, sales brochure and numerous invoices. Two RF60 logbooks are also supplied - one dating from 1934.
 
A very rare opportunity to acquire a fine and well documented example of this high quality, powerful Vintage touring car.
 
 
For more information and to arrange your appointment to view,  please call us 01420-474919 or 07710-364945