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1903 Darracq - Historical Car


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According to historian David Burgess-Wise, in 1945, a landlord’s agent named Bill Bailey was poking around in an East London builder’s yard, adjacent to one of his properties. He whacked his shin on something buried in a hedge. Pulling back some branches, he discovered an automotive frame. It was one of 15 old cars in varying states of disrepair. “Genevieve” was among the cars dating from 1903 that were revealed. He told two friends who bought them all for £45, a bargain even then. They kept a 1903 Sunbeam and 1903 Argyll and sold the rest, including the Darracq 10/12hp.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/04/20/unrestorable-genevieve