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1935 Railton Fairmile 4.2cc Straight Eight, based on a Hudson (Hudson Motors of the U.S.A) engine and chassis and constucted by the Fairmile Engineering Company in Cobham, Surrey. A wide range of bodies from several coachbuilders was on offer. Two special lightweight models were made in 1935 and with a 0-60 time of 8.8 seconds and a top speed approaching 110 mph, were claimed to be the fastest production cars in the world. Altogether 1379 of the Railton 8 were made.

The Railton has since been sold

BRITISH MOTOR MANUFACTURERS

Railton Owners Club

The company was founded by Noel Macklin, having sold his interest in Invicta. Macklin consulted Reid Railton, who had made his name designing chassis for World Land Speed Record cars and sport cars at Thomson & Taylor in Cobham. Using the name Railton would also help the image of a fast and sporting car. Reality was that Reid Railton had little input into the cars, but did receive a little dividend on every car sold.

Light alloy body by Coachcraft of Ealing and restored just 100 yards from it’s birth place.

Nikon D60

Tags

railton, vintage cars, co down, hudson cars

Comments

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 3 years ago

    stunning capture gundog love the colours mate

  • LOL That was quick oul han! Colours are lovely right enough, beautiful sunny day last Saturday.. I think that was the Summer!lol

    – oulgundog

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL COLORI E IMMAGINE WONDERFULL …..GUENDA ITALY

  • I thank you Guenda, yes the colours were lovely!

    – oulgundog

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupalmost 3 years ago

    Cracking shot

  • I thank you David, not half as good as some of yours!

    – oulgundog

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome car, great sidebar info too! Thanks!

  • Thanks Bill!

    – oulgundog

  • Uwe Rothuysen
    Uwe Rothuysenalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent Steven! Great colours, a beautiful car and a lot to read.

  • I thank you …Uwe!

    – oulgundog

  • GeneCook
    GeneCookalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful color…very nice work!

  • I thank you Gene .. very kind!

    – oulgundog

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the Vintage Transportation – The Color Blue challenge in Cee’s Fun Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation group

  • Wow .. thank you!

    – oulgundog

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your TOP TEN in Cees.. happy to be among you!!! :))))

  • Thank you Debbie!!

    – oulgundog

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture and info, a fav

  • Glad ya liked it !

    – oulgundog

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