Concou rs D’elegance 典雅竞赛

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1914 Vauxhall ‘Prince Henry’ Sports Torpedo is considered the first ‘sports car’

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Passenger compartment patina

For over 46 years, the 1914 Vauxhall 25hp ‘Prince Henry’ Sports Torpedo was owned by one owner – Laurence Pomeroy Jnr. Sold recently at an auction at Bond Street, London for £516,700 (MYR2,864,702) including premium, it is acclaimed as the first true sports car in the world.

As the flagship car, its strikingly attractive styling and presentation had always drawn the largest admiring crowds on tours organised by its owner. It demands significant stature and is indeed uniquely built by established figures from the motoring world including Pomeroys Senior and Junior, Heal, Chambers, Clutton, Ridley and Long.

Its outstanding provenance provides a lasting heritage – a monumental piece from the past to the present. It is worthily taking its place high on the stage of the Worlds Great Cars – not only on the concours d’elegance lawns but in long distance motoring events where it will surely prove its Edwardian sporting credentials.

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The impressive motor had a four-litre engine which developed 25bhp

作为旗舰车,其引人入胜的造型和整体表现,在其拥有者组织的巡回演出中吸引了大量的观赏人群。它象征着重大意义,显得独一无二,并由来自汽车工业世界知名人物,包括Pomeroys Senior 和 Junior,Heal,Chambers,Clutton,Ridley 和 Long等所创造拥有。杰出的出身让它长久保持古迹价值,从过去到现在的巨大成就纪念品。在世界伟大的汽车舞台上获得高度重视-不仅在展示的草坪上,而且在长距离汽车活动中将证明其在爱德华时代的运动凭据。

漫长46年来,被誉为世界第一辆货真价实的跑车-1914年Vauxhall 25hp“亨利王子”运动鱼雷,由持有人Laurence Pomeroy Jnr. 珍藏。最近,伦敦 Bond Street 拍卖会上出现这辆历久弥新老爷跑车的身影,并售出51万6700英镑 (286万4702马币), 其中包括溢价。