1925 20hp Reeves Laundalette de Ville GSK35
Sale price: £47,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 19.03.2014
Car location: Bethesda, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Model:||20hp Reeves Laundalette de Ville|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
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1925 20hp Reeves Laundalette de Ville GSK35 for sale
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Chassis No. GSK35. Reg No. YM 5533. £47. 00.
Snippets – Three Viscounts of Cowdray
Although at first glance it seems that GSK35 had been ordered by the 1st Viscount Cowdray (Weetman Dickinson Pearson) it was actually the 2nd Viscount (Weetman Harold Miller Pearson) who had bought GSK35. the 1st Viscount having died in May 1927. In 1933 the 2nd Viscount died just 51yrs old & so the car was inherited by his son the 3rd Viscount (Weetman John Churchill Pearson). The Pearson construction firm was started in 1844 by Samuel Pearson with his grandson the 1st Viscount taking over the company in 1880; the overseas business contracts in Mexico included an Atlantic to Pacific railway line & the discovery of one of world's biggest oil fields - the foundation of the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company. Upon the 1st Viscount's death in 1927 his estate was in excess of £4million (£180million in today's money); the 2nd Viscount married into the Churchill family & was the son-in-law of Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill. During WWII the 3rd Viscount was wounded at Dunkirk which resulted in the loss of his left arm at Dunkirk. being a keen polo player he had an artificial limb created in order to continue playing on an international level & in 1948/9 he played with the English Polo Team in the Argentinian Open! Since Samuel Pearson's time at the helm the company has diversified to include: aviation. coal-mining. electric utilities. newspapers (Financial Times). books (Penguin). banking (Lazards). pottery & wine (Chateau Latour).
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