• Stewart
    23 October 2012 at 08:55 #49733

    Has anyone any information on a V12 owned new by Col W C Devereux

    Peter S30
    23 October 2012 at 16:24 #49736

    I did a quick search on the internet with the search terms “Lagonda V12 Devereux” and found this link about the professional life of Stuart Tresilian (who did much of the Lagonda V12 engine design): http://www.designchambers.com/wolfhound/TresilianCV.htm
    If you search this text you find for the time 1938/39 that after Lagonda he worked for Templewood “Templewood was an offshoot of High Duty Alloys, itself part of Hawker Siddeley, set up for Tresilian by Devereux. Its brief was to exploit non-aero uses of light alloys. First commercial extrusion in UK of special aluminium alloys.”

    May be this Devereux (company) has something to do with your W C Devereux (for which names does W C stand for ?)

    24 October 2012 at 09:08 #49739

    Hi Peter
    WC stands for Wallace Charles. The only reason I know about him owning a V12 was because Lord Beaverbrook came to his manor house for lunch during WW2 to discuss I can only presume stratedgy as Devereux worked closely with him in Whitehall having an adjoining office. Beaverbrook’s car broke down and he borrowed the V12 which he promised would be returned the next day. Three months later still no car and Devereux was none to pleased

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