A Colection of Interesting Cars by Stanley E Sears

£60.00£68.00

This A5 landscape ring-backed booklet is something very rare and special. It was commissioned by the well known collector Stanley Sears, father of racing driver Jack Sears.

At the start of World War II Stanley realised that many quite rare old cars were being scrapped and he wanted to save some of the classic cars of the period from such fate. He went round various members of the Bentley and Rolls Royce Drivers Clubs was was able to buy some historically interesting models as well as the odd racing car. What was touching, however, was that he kept the cars maintained during the War and afterwards sold many of them back to their original owners for exactly the same price as Stanley paid for them in the 1940s.

What makes this booklet slightly different apart from its provenance is that the booklet contains actual photographic prints done on heavy paper covering all of his cars at that time some of them with interior detail photographs and technical details.

It is unique and was given to me by the late Jack Sears when I was with him in Norfolk writing his biography.

This is a booklet for anyone interested classic old cars, starting with a 1901 Mors, 1913 Clement-Talbot, 1903 replica Mercedes racing car built by C.R. Abbot, 1914 Tourist Trophy Sunbeam, 1914 Grand Prix Opel,(Photographed) 1931 Forrest Lycett 8 Litre Bentley racer (Photographed), 1929 Supercharged 4 1/2 litre Bentley No.2 Team Car of Birkin, 1905 20 hp Rolls Royce, and his three Rolls Royce Phantoms, a I,II and III and others.

Price including postage UK and Europe £60
Price including postage USA and World £68

 

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Price including postage UK and Europe £60, Price including postage USA and World £68