1931 Star Comet 14.9hp Coupé  Chassis no. E068 Engine no. E068

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Lot 392
1931 Star Comet 14.9hp Coupé
Registration no. WAS 396 Chassis no. E068 Engine no. E068

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 6,940) inc. premium
1931 Star Comet 14.9hp Coupé
Registration no. WAS 396
Chassis no. E068
Engine no. E068

Footnotes

  • One of Britain’s top six motor manufacturers prior to WWI, the Wolverhampton-based Star Motor Company produced its first automobile in 1898. Although technically unadventurous in its early years, Star built up a deserved reputation for building luxuriously appointed and well constructed cars, aided by the fact that it made most of its parts, chassis frames excepted, in house. Four-wheel brakes and overhead valves made their appearance in the early 1920s and then in 1927 came the first overhead-valve six, the 20/50hp PL2, which was joined by a 2.1-litre 14.9hp ohv six in the early 1930s. Guy Motors acquired Star in 1927 and the firm changed hands again in 1932, but by then the ongoing economic downturn was hitting luxury car manufacturers hard and by 1935 Star was gone.
    A rare surviving example of Star’s smallest six, this 14.9hp Comet was first registered in London on 31st December 1931. In long-term ownership from the 1960s to the 1990s, it was acquired by the previous owner in 1993, having apparently been off the road in storage for some time. Restored circa 1994 by the immediately preceding owner, it features twin side mounted spare wheels, sunroof and sun visor. The car was purchased by the vendor in September 2003 and is presented in running condition, although we are advised that the water pump and voltage regulator need attention. Offered with old-style logbook and Swansea V5 document.
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