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DORMAN STAFFORD SPIDER from 1921.
This is the last survivor of the Dorman Stafford brand from Stafford UK.
The Dorman brand still exists but is already 151 years known in the shipbuilding industry and is now a listed ship engine builder.
In the early 1900s Dorman started a car production in Stafford in the building that still houses the headquarters today.
The cars that were made achieved success in 1909 in hillclimbs and rallies that then took place all over England and beyond.
That success continued until 1914.
Then Dorman was obliged to build ships for the English army and the automobile construction was discontinued.
This had its consequences and it was not until 1919 that Dorman started a new automobile project.
In 1921, this vehicle was built as a prototype and was driven to all the car shows and presentations as a promo car for the brand.
The Dorman was built in 21 copies after the war and because of the difficult economy and turbulent years that followed immediately after the first world war, there were not many sales possible.
Therefore, Dorman only continued to invest in marine engines and the brand no longer built cars.
In 1964 this car turned up for the first time in England and it was already known that this was probably the only car of the Dorman Stafford brand.
After 1964, this Dorman had disappeared from attention again and eventually ended up in a stonemason's shed where we found and purchased the car in 2017.
It is a very special car.
Unique and only survivor worldwide.
The front is made of metal and aluminium and the back (cabin) is made of small wooden strips that were hammered into shape with copper nails.
The dashboard is also special because here, as in the construction of the body, a mixture of car and ship technology was chosen for the dashboard.
The interior is spacious and has been preserved in very nice condition, and the soft top is still in good working order.
Engine wise, the car is still in top condition.
What is special about this car is that it already has full metal cast wheels instead of wooden spokes or full wheels.
The lighting was already working on electricity and all details are very well thought through on this car.
We have contacted Dormann in Stafford and they are interested in this car as it is a unique piece of heritage for the company and its history.
As long as the car is visible on our site it is still for sale.
All info is provable and there is a full report from England that was written by a reporter who has been able to research and trace the history of the car.
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