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Series: 16, 20, Straight 8, Ten

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About Railton

Railton was a British car maker based in Cobham, Surrey between 1933 and 1940. An attempt to revive the marque by a new company was attempted between 1989 and 1994 in Alcester, Worcestershire.

The company was started by Noel Macklin who was looking for a new car making venture after he sold his Invicta company in 1933. The name came from Reid Railton, the world speed record car designer, but his input was probably small although he did receive a royalty on each car sold.

The first car was made by fitting a British body made by coachbuilder Ranalah to a 4010 cc, 8 cylinder Hudson Terraplane chassis. The resulting machine, at first available as a two door tourer, was lighter than the original and had, for the time, exceptional performance with a 0-60 mph time of 13 seconds. . A saloon bodied version was soon added to the range and the cars were priced at £499.

In 1935 the original Terraplane chassis was replaced by the one from the Hudson Eight and the engine grew to 4168 cc and a wider range of bodies from several coachbuilders was on offer. Two special lightweight models were made in 1935 and with a 0-60 time of 8.8 seconds were claimed to be the fastest production cars in the world. Altogether 1379 of the Railton 8 were made.

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2-door
5-seat
S6 12v 2.7L SV M-3
56.7 kW / 76.0 hp / 76.0 hp        
   

Railton 16 (1937)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 2723 cm3 / 166.2 cu in / 166.2 cu in, 56.7 kW / 76.0 hp / 76.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 114 km/h / 71 mph / 71 mph top speed

2-door
5-seat
S6 12v 3.5L SV M-3
67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp        
   

Railton 20 (1938)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3475 cm3 / 212.1 cu in / 212.1 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
5-seat
S8 16v 4.2L OHV M-3
92.5 kW / 124.0 hp / 124.0 hp        
   

Railton Straight 8 (1937)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in, 92.5 kW / 124.0 hp / 124.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S8 16v 4.0L SV    
70.1 kW / 94.0 hp / 94.0 hp        
   

Railton Straight 8 (1933)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4010 cm3 / 244.7 cu in / 244.7 cu in, 70.1 kW / 94.0 hp / 94.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S8 16v 4.2L SV    
84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp        
   

Railton Straight 8 (1935)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.3L SV M-4
24.6 kW / 33.0 hp / 33.0 hp        
   

Railton Ten (1938)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1267 cm3 / 77.3 cu in / 77.3 cu in, 24.6 kW / 33.0 hp / 33.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 109 km/h / 68 mph / 68 mph top speed

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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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