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TERRAPLANE EIGHT

Saloon, sports saloon, drophead saloon, sports 4-seater, convertible coupé.

This one formed the basis of the original Railton, and no wonder as it had straight line performance on a par with a 41/2-litre Bentley. 113ins wheelbase frame had cruciform bracing, and three speed 'box came with option of automatic clutch. Remarkable value at £365, making it one on the world's cheapest straight eights, and it was very popular with English coachbuilders.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
4010cc (S8 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1933 to 1934  
Number produced:
n/a