1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P
Lot 141
1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer
Registration no. AB 1914 Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P
Sold for £ 35,050 (US$ 45,396) inc. premium

Lot Details
1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P 1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P 1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P 1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P 1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P 1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P 1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer  Chassis no. 1454 Engine no. 1454P
1910 Gladiator 12/14hp Type P Series 51 Tourer
Registration no. AB 1914
Chassis no. 1454
Engine no. 1454P

Footnotes

  • Société Gladiator, cycle manufacturers at Pré-St. Gervais, were cycle makers whose business was acquired in 1896 by motoring pioneer Harvey Du Cros. Under Du Cros’s leadership they built their first car, a single-cylinder, 4hp voiturette in 1896. Later light cars were Aster-powered and S.F. Edge’s Motor Power Co. in London was appointed a Gladiator agent. Gladiator cars were to participate in some of the great motor racing events in the first decade of the 20th Century, including the Paris-Berlin Race and early Tourist Trophy races on the Isle of Man. Gladiator introduced a 12/14hp, four-cylinder model in 1906, conventional in all respects and with a four-speed gearbox, however by 1909 the more sporting motorist could buy a mighty 60hp six-cylinder model at the top end of a varied range. In 1910 the company moved to Puteaux, following acquisition by Vinot et Deguingand and essentially the new Gladiator was a badge-engineered Vinot. The 12/14hp model, with its L-head configuration, was a highly successful car, well engineered and reliable.

    This 12/14hp Type P carries plates indicating supply by The Connaught Motor & Carriage Co. Ltd., of Davies Street, Berkeley Square, W1, and the elegant four/five seater coachwork is by respected provincial coachbuilder, Fred W Baker Ltd., of Stourbridge. Prior to acquisition by the Ward Brothers this car was owned by V.C.C. stalwarts, V.F. Smith and Past President, the late Thomas Love. During the present ownership this car has been used successfully on many events. The coachwork is finished in blue livery with buttoned black upholstery and the car is equipped with a fine pair of Ducellier acetylene headlamps, Stewart speedometer, an A&NCS eight-day clock, a ‘King of the Road’ double-twist bulb horn, brass mirror, exhaust whistle, a Neats Foot Oil can for lubricating the clutch and a fine cockerel mascot. Weather protection is provided by an Auster Ltd. patent folding windscreen. It appears that the car was last taxed for road use in the year 2000 and will therefore require the usual careful recommissioning. This car is V.C.C. Dated and was awarded Certificate No.832. It is offered with old and new style Swansea documents and a number of expired MoT certificates.
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