Friday, March 9, 2012



From school Squier Adrian (Adrian Squire) cherished the dream of building his own sports car, and in accordance with the highest standards. After leaving school he was apprenticed to the firm Bentley ("Bentley"), and then moved to the company MG ("GM-G"). Having obtained the necessary experience, attracted to its undertaking of a rich friend of Jock Menbi-Koulgreyva (Jock Manby-Colegrave). They opened the shop between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow and invited Sleya Reginald (Reginald Slay), who at 27 years old was the oldest in the company. He created and directed to sell the car.

This is rare, as the Bugatti Royale ("Bugatti Royale"), the car Squire was attractive, but very expensive
Unfortunately, when working on the machine Squier did not think about the costs, trying to do everything as best as possible. For the price it was very high. By the time he finally decided to release a cheaper model with less complex body, it was all clear for two years managed to sell only seven copies. As a result, the company ceased to exist in 1936, but after the closing has been collected three more cars. Adrian Squier himself was killed in 1940 in the bombardment of the city of Bristol. He was 30 years old. Currently, nine cars remained the brand.

Squire ("Squier") 1935-1936
These cars are produced with two different wheelbases, and the longer the machine looked more elegant thanks to the body of Vanden Plas ("Vanden Plas"). Most of the cars built had a short base. In a typical 30-ies. appearance of the sports car was different in those days the best equipment and undercarriage. Squier compl. an engine with two camshafts, transmission with a preliminary choice includes transmission and huge brakes with finned alloy drums.
Anzani engine with supercharging was unreliable, but the car provided good speed.
Because it was not possible to produce its own engine, Adrian used a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter engine Anzani ("Antsani") Roots with a supercharger, which developed a maximum pressure of 0.7 bar. Its power of 110 hp was to provide a top speed of 161 km / h, and the achievement of which was confirmed by a certificate from a line in the Bruklende who formed part of a set of documents for each vehicle. Acceleration from standstill to 96 km / h in 13 seconds.
Squire is shown in the race to the Aulton Park (1935)
Unfortunately, the engine proved to be unreliable because of the Anzani breakthroughs of the cylinder head gasket due to the high boost pressure. Were frequent, and problems in the chassis, and at the most inopportune moment. An example of this, breaking a 54-lap 500-mile race in Bruklende when the car took the lead.
All these problems were not insurmountable, but the combination of design flaws with a very high price (it is much higher than the cost of car MG and Aston Martin ("Aston Martin") and approached the Bugatti 55 ("Bugatti"), or Alfa Romeo 1750 ("Alfa-Romeo ")) resulted in the closure of the firm.
Model Squire looked like a smaller version of the British roadsters 30s.
Characteristics (1935)
Engine: P4, two overhead camshafts
Bore and Stroke: 69x100 mm
Displacement: 1496 cm3
Maximum Power: 110 hp
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Chassis: the steel frame
Suspension: spring-dependent
Brakes: drum
Body outdoor sports
Maximum speed: 161 km / h

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