Remember the Railton?

Rare 1989 Railton Claremont turns in Studio434 Collection

Omigosh – I actually remember this when it first came out! The 1989 Railton Claremont designed by the late British Rover and Aston Martin designer William Towns.

It was based on the Jaguar V12 XJS and only two ‘modern era’ Railtons were ever made – this and its sister car the Railton Fairmile. They were displayed at the 1989 Motorfair at the Earls Court Exhibition centre in London. I might look back through my archives and see if I have a picture of it from the show!

The blue Claremont is now part of the 460-plus strong Studio434 collection. ‘I am a great fan of the iconic British car designer William Towns”, said Studio434 owner, Rodger Dudding, ‘and when I saw that the Railton Claremont was available at auction, I had to add it to our collection. It will now sit alongside our other William Towns’ designed cars including the Aston Martin Lagonda “Wedge” models, together with the unusual Hustler and Hunter vehicles’.

Studio434 now has over 460 cars and motorcycles representing models from the early 1900’s to the present day. Many of the cars are used in films and tv series including Mr Selfridge, Peaky Blinders and The Crown, most recently some of Dudding’s cars were used in the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

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