Vintage Vehicles

1927 Vintage Rolls Royce Phantom I convertible in Ivory White

Flagship model – Simply the best available

An original eight litre, duel cowle Torpedo by Barker in ivory-white with black and red trim.  A similar model sold in the U.S recently for $1.2 million, making this car amazing value for your event

This four seater art-deco car was original built for Lord Harmsworth, owner of The Daily Mail and creator of The Speed Boat Trophy of America.  He ordered the car through Earl Howe, a director of the Coachbuilders, Barker, at the time. The car was built to an exacting specification for Lord Harmsworth.

One of the unique features of this convertible vintage car, is the second deck and screen, which disappears completely when not in use. Lord Harmsworth, had the car built for him to drive down to the South of France and use there.  In fact, there’s a picture of this historic vehicle in The Monte Carlo casino winning a Concorde de Elegance.   Earl Howe thought so much of this car, that when Lord Harmsworth parted with it he bought it from him and kept it for the rest of his life.   Earl Howe was one of the Bentley boys and a racing driver…racing many great marks.  According to his wife, the Phantom was his civilised transport to and from the race meets.  It was also used for marshalling events at these meets.

The vehicle was acquired some forty-eight years ago from The Rt. Honourable Mrs. Howe.  It is regularly driven and is cruised at 50- 60 mph, although it can still go up to 80 mph if asked.  Not bad for a vintage car!

A round trip of 200 miles is not unusual when hiring out this vintage car!  It has covered only 129,000 miles since being built in 1927.

1927 Vintage Rolls Royce Phantom III Continental Sports Saloon in Red and Black

This is a stunning example of its Marque for those who would like something different, and is also popular for Indian and Asian weddings.

1927 Vintage Rolls Royce Phantom

1931 Vintage Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Sports Saloon in Ivory White

A rare and exciting Rolls Royce for your event

This original four seater Rolls Royce was built for a young English playboy in 1931.  It is in Ivory-white with a rich brown and matching trim.  This Continental has an eight litre engine, has covered 110,000 miles from new.  It is very light and fast to drive – a true connoisseurs’ car, and cruises at a steady 50-60 mph (but very eager to go much quicker, if required).

This rare and desirable classic Rolls Royce was specially built for a Mr. Everard Gates; a twenty-eight year old Politician from the Midlands. He insisted that the car be capable of doing 100 MPH – this was very fast for a road car in 1931. Consequently, Rolls Royce had to do some serious modifications to increase the performance. This is on the original specifications. The original order says to be like 26 EX, which was the first PII Continental and won The Concorde de Elegance in Biarritz, France in 1930. Only a small number of Continentals were built.

The Continental was Henry Royce’s pet project. He wanted a Rolls Royce sports car and this is what he created. It had to have flared wings, louvered bonnet and scuttle and twin mounted rare spare wheels; making this a true continental sports car!

1930’s style Beaufords

Please note that these vehicles are not genuine Vintage cars.  They are not replicas either, but are an original design based on the 1930’s style American Gatsby/Gangster era vehicles.  They are built from fibreglass and have modern engines, which enables them to cover distances that most Vintage models are unable to do.  All the Beaufords are built to individual specifications and are priced differently.  This is why we feature all the models on our website, or provide pictures of the actual vehicles we will supply, rather than just offer up a generic picture to describe them.

The standard four door model Beaufords (which most companies provide) are actually the same length as the two door models, and they are quite restricted for room in the back.  If you want extra space the long bodied model is the largest Beauford available.

We do have the flexibility of being able to remove the front passenger seat on the White 2 door model for easier access, which also gives more legroom for the Bride in the back.  This makes it far more accessible than the standard 4 door models.

These vehicles come with full Mohair hood and removable side windows, offering complete weather protection.

Two Door Open Top Convertible Tourer in Ivory with Dark Brown Roof
Two Door Open Top Convertible Tourer in Two Tone Blue
Four Door Long Body Open Top Convertible Tourer with Burgundy Roof in White

The Beaufords are not genuine Vintage cars.  However, they are not replicas either, but are an original design based on the 1930’s style American Gatsby/Gangster era vehicles.  All the Beaufords are built to individual specifications and are priced differently.  This is why we feature all the models on our website, or provide pictures of the actual vehicles we will supply, rather than just offer up a generic picture.

The model featured is the long bodied version.  It is important to note that standard four door model Beaufords (which most companies provide) are actually the same length as the two door models, and they are quite restricted for room in the back.  If you want extra space the long bodied model is the largest Beauford available.

1933 & 1934 Vintage Roesch Talbot ‘105’ three position drop-head convertible in Black and Ivory

Roesch Talbots were manufactured in London until 1937 when the company, along with other car manufacturers, was bought by the Rootes brothers and the cars became Sunbeam Talbots. The company was started in the early 1900s by the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot who, unlike most of the aristocracy of the time, decided that he would earn his living and had a purpose built factory built in Ladbroke Grove (the listed facade still exists today). Talbots were the first cars to cover 100 miles in one hour and Roesch Talbots (designed by Georges Roesch) came 3rd at Le Mans in 1930 and 1931 behind Bentleys with engines of twice the capacity of the Talbots, and 3rd again in 1932  behind supercharged Alfa Romeos.

The 1933 Talbot 105 has a pretty three position drophead coupe body built by Messrs James Young and Co Ltd –  a famous London coachbuilder responsible for the coachwork on many Rolls Royce and Bentley chassis of the period. The Talbot 95 has a spacious and comfortable saloon body built in Acton by Darracq, a company owned by the same parent company as Clement Talbot Ltd. The designation 105 and 95 represents the speed in miles per hour that the cars could achieve in chassis form before the coachwork was fitted.

1934 Vintage Roesch Talbot ‘95’ in Black and Ivory

1928 Vintage ‘Masons’ British built Citroen in White

1928 English (built in Slough) Vintage Citroen B14’s – These cars are twins and can be hired separately or together as a matched pair.

Genuine English (built in Slough) 1928 Vintage car painted in beautiful Snowdrift White over Black.  The brass headlights and surround help make this car look stunning, and they make a beautiful backdrop for the wedding photographs.

These vehicles are extremely comfortable for up to 3 passengers, with Ivory leather interior.  They also have heating fitted for colder days, an unusual feature for a vehicle of this age.