The Invicta Car Company was founded by Captain Albert Macklin, an English motoring enthusiast and racing driver. Learning from earlier attempts at manufacturing motor cars he was inspired to offer motorists 'effortless performance', with the quality of a Rolls-Royce and the performance of a Bentley.
In 1925, working in the garage of his country house, Macklin converted his 2-litre Coventry-Climax engined Invicta prototype to house a 2.5-litre six-cylinder, long-stroke, high-torque Meadows engine. The Invicta began to fulfill the founder's dreams and the 2.5-litre model went on sale priced at 595 British pounds, the coachwork was offered at an additional charge.
Miss Violet Cordery, Macklin's sister-in-law, driving the Invicta set record-breaking performances around the world. She broke four world and 33 Italian records at Monza. Her round-the-world trip in 1927 set a record averaging a speed of 25 mph.
This A-Type spent two decades in Nigeria and was acquired by the current owner in England in 1970. It is believed that this is the only Invicta 'High Chassis' in the United States. It rides on a long, 126-inch wheelbase.Also photographed at :