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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Rippon Brothers Woodie



From the oldest commercial corporation in the world the Hudson' Bay Company - oh sorry - the largest personal auction commercial corporation ebay come a 1949 Bentley Mk IV Woodie by Rippon Bros.





According to the National Archives of the UK, the Rippon Bros Ltd company were coach builders and motor dealers from Huddersfield, Yorkshire and the company's records from 1892-1970s including the share register, sales records, drawings and photographs are held with the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club at The Hunt House.





Woodie bodied cars were popular in the early part of the 20th century and more can be read about wood bodies cars at Old Woodies, an enthusiasts site dedicated to the body type.





Now I should add the token comments on the differences between shooting brakes, station wagons and estate cars, and socio-cultural references and implementations - but I don't feel like it. I'm for blonde commentary today - they are bigger on the inside to carry stuff.

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At 6:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beleive we owned this car in the 60s under a uk registration EVH...This was one of the first cars I drove.robcrow3@optusnet.com.au

 
At 6:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rippon Bros were a lot older than you mention .They made a carriage for Queen Elizabeth the First!!!! This Bentley was their last car body and is one of two built.

 

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