1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460

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1902 Warwick 6hp Stanhope Four-Seater
Registration no. BS 8231 Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460

Sold for £ 63,250 (US$ 85,925) inc. premium
1902 Warwick 6hp Stanhope Four-Seater
Registration no. BS 8231
Chassis no. 8460
Engine no. 8460


• Possibly the only surviving 6hp Warwick
• Restored from 'barn find' condition in the 1990s
• Successful London-Brighton Veteran Car Run competitor
• Entered in the 2021 London-Brighton VCR No. 71



Footnotes

  • Like many of its contemporaries, Springfield, Massachusetts-based Warwick could trace its roots back to cycle manufacture in the 19th century. In 1901, the company diversified into motor manufacture, but continued under-capitalisation and fierce competition from mass-producers such as Oldsmobile led inevitably to its demise in 1905. The Warwick Cycle & Automobile Company's first product was a De Dion Bouton-engined Runabout. Early cars had the option of 3½hp or 5hp engines, and in 1902 Warwick announced the Folding Front Seat Stanhope powered by the more powerful 700cc 6hp De Dion Bouton engine.

    Taken off the road in 1930, this Stanhope arrived in the UK from the USA in 1988 in remarkable 'barn find' condition (photographs taken on its arrival are on file). Most major components were present apart from the gearbox. Its new owner, engineer Roger Egginton, embarked on a painstaking and most comprehensively documented restoration. Having failed to locate an original gearbox, Roger built his own transmission using such photographs as existed for guidance with dimensions taken from the gearbox mountings on the chassis and using suitable available alternatives. The car now has a three-speeds-and-reverse transmission. A later carburettor was fitted during the course of restoration.

    Over the next few years the Warwick participated in many events including The Light Car Trial in 2004, the Hereford VCC Rally in 2006, and the challenging Hull to Scarborough Rally in 2007. It has also successfully completed the London-Brighton Run twice: in 1996 and 1997. Following Roger Egginton's death, the Warwick remained unused until purchased by the current vendor in 2014.
    Possibly the only surviving 6hp Warwick, the car is smartly presented in striking red livery with black upholstery and brass fittings; is equipped with appropriate oil lighting and carries a side-mounted spare tyre. It comes complete with a purpose-built PRG trailer; a travel and night storage cover; and a quantity of mechanical spares. The latter includes two De Dion Bouton crankcases (numbers '7570' and '8407') and two cylinders; plus pistons, valves, chains and a replacement gearbox (buyer to collect post auction). Accompanying documentation includes the aforementioned comprehensive restoration records; starting and driving instructions; a Science Museum Dating Certificate; and VCC Dating Certificate No. 2167, issued in 1997.

    This rare and quick Veteran is offered in ready-to-run condition and, as well as being eligible for all VCC events and the London-Brighton Veteran Car Run, is eligible to participate in De Dion Bouton Club UK events. The Warwick is entered in the 2021 London-Brighton VCR (number '071') and the vendor advises us that a driving familiarisation session will be available to the successful purchaser on Saturday 6th November.

Saleroom notices

  • Interested parties should note, this vehicle comes with a trailer. The vendor will deliver the trailer to Bonhams on Saturday morning.
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1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
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1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
1902  Warwick  6hp Stanhope Four-Seater  Chassis no. 8460 Engine no. 8460
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