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Template:List of Squire Car Manufacturing Company Models The Squire Car Manufacturing Company was a British auto manufacturer of the 1930s based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Founded as Squire Motors Ltd by 21 year old Adrian Squire (1910-1940), formerly of Bentley and MG, the company renamed as the Squire Car Manufacturing Company produced the Squire car, which epitomised the Grand Prix car turned into road car.

HistoryEdit

After Frazer-Nash temporarily cast aside British Anzani, Squire seized the opportunity to use Anzani's R1 100 bhp 1496 cc twin-cam engine. They were purchased from Anzani with a Squire emblem cast into them. Blown versions were available.

Very few were made, but it held a reputation for exceptional top speed and braking. Squire designed and built a fine rigid chassis offered in 2 lengths for 2 or 4 seat versions with attractive bodywork by Vanden Plas.

The car was too expensive even with cheaper bodywork from Markham of Reading, and financial difficulties ended production in 1936. A Vanden Plas two seater cost GBP1220 which was Bugatti money and even the Markham cost GBP995.[1]

Two or possibly three more cars were assembled from left over parts by Val Zethrin in 1938 and 1939. There were plans to resume production after the war but the lack of patterns to make the engine made this uneconomical.[1]

Squire himself went on to join Lagonda and was working for the Bristol Aeroplane Company when killed in an air raid in 1940.[1]

Future ModelsEdit

Next, comes the Future Models section. In this section, list any upcoming models or future plans for the company.

Current ModelsEdit

This is where the Current Model Line for the MAKE is listed. If there were changes made to the current make line-up, mention them here.

  • Please be sure to list the CURRENT models for the given MAKE in the "Discussion" section of the page. A site administrator will then add an Infobox to the MAKE page with the list of current models.

Discontinued ModelsEdit

Companies undergo new model line-ups and refresh models depending on market trends. Models that have been retired or are no longer in production should be listed here.

See AlsoEdit

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