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About Invicta

Invicta is a British automobile manufacturer. The brand has been available intermittently through successive decades. Initially, the manufacturer was based in Cobham, Surrey, England from 1925 to 1933, then in Chelsea, London, England from 1933 to 1938 and finally in Virginia Water, Surrey, England from 1946 to 1950. More recently, the name has been revived for the new S1 sports car.

Early history

The company was founded by Noel Macklin with Oliver Lyle of the sugar family providing finance, with assembly taking place in Macklin's garage at his home at Fairmile, Cobham, Surrey. The cars were designed to combine flexibility, the ability to accelerate from virtual standstill in top gear, with sporting performance. The first car, the 1925 2.5 litre used a Meadows straight six, overhead valve engine and four speed gearbox in a chassis with semi elliptical springs all round cost from £595.

The engine grew to 3 litres in 1926 and when production of the model finished in 1929 about 200 had been made. A larger engine, still by Meadows, was used in the William Watson designed 1928 4.5 litre available in short (118 inch) or long (126 inch) versions and also high Type A and low Type B chassis. The sporting low chassis was arranged by using underslung rear springs. About 500 were made up to 1934 which was quite a lot considering the high price. The long wheelbase NLC luxury model could cost up to £1800.

In an attempt to widen the market appeal the 1.5 litre straight six overhead cam Blackburne engined 12/45 was announced in 1932. It was a large car with its 118 inch wheelbase and proved too heavy for the available power needing a 6:1 rear axle ratio. It was available with a preselector gearbox as an option. The supercharged 12/90 of 1933 increased the available power from 45 to 90bhp but few were made and a proposed twin cam 12/100 never got beyond a prototype.

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2-door
5-seat
S6 12v 3.0L OHV M-4
70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp        
   

Invicta 3-Litre (1926)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2972 cm3 / 181.4 cu in / 181.4 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
5-seat
S6 12v 4.5L OHV M-4
82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp        
   

Invicta 4½ Litre S-Type (1929)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4467 cm3 / 272.6 cu in / 272.6 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 1.5L SOHC    
67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp        
   

Invicta 12/90 (1933)

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 1.5L DOHC    
74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp        
   

Invicta 12/100 (1933)

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, rear wheel drive

4-door
2+2-seat
S6 12v 3.0L DOHC A-3
89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp        
   

Invicta Black Prince (1947)

4-door 2+2-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2998 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed

2-door
2-seat
V8 32v 4.6L DOHC M-5
238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp  407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft
   

Invicta S1 (2002)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

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