Re: Steam Car agents
Posted by: Old timer
Date: December 29, 2012 05:11PM
Stanley's also had another U.K agent, F.Wilkinson of Manchester. Fred Marriot came over with a model H in summer 1906. He took part in a few events along with other Stanleys from Wilkinson's dealership so as to show the power of steam. Despite a handicap, the model H had a lead of 40 seconds over the following car, a I.C Darracq. Whites also had a U.K dealership, the cars were imported to this country as chassis and bodied by Cann and Co. Camden Town N.W. They were then sold by U.K agent, Fredrick Coleman, London. The Locomobile also had a U.K agent, called the Locomobile company of America, 52 sussex place, South Kensington, but the first Locomobile imported to the U.K in 1899 was by H.J Mulliner of bodywork fame! He started imported De Dion Boutons and putting custom built bodies on them, but these were probably I.C. Gardner-Serpollet, I believe, had english agent, ran by Frank Gardner the English chairman of the company, but I'm not entirely sure. There are four English bodied Stanley's left, the one in my article owned by the Scarborough Fairground collection, Bill Hunter's 1912 roadster, Richard Granger's 1911 model 63 and Karl Heinz-Rehkopf's 1911 model 63. George.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 12/29/12 05:29PM by Old timer.