Worlds First Sports Car Goes Under The Hammer

The Vauxhall Prince Henry Torpedo rolled out of the factory in 1914 and is now widely recognised as the worlds first sports car. With a eye watering top speed of 80mph it was by far the fastest thing on four wheels. The 4 litre engine produce just 25bhp, a lawnmower by todays standards but historians now agree this was enough to make it the first sports car.

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This example with 143k miles, FSH and only 5 previous owners, goes under the hammer at Bonhams Bond Street sale in London on the 4th of December and is estimated to fetch between £500,000 and £600,000. A small price to pay for such an important piece of history.

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