The Squire automobiles were built by Adrian Squire in a small garage at the top of Remenham Hill, near Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire, England. The cars were available in two chassis lengths with coachwork by Ranalah or Vanden Plas. They were advanced for the time, but it was too expensive to produce and sell profitably. Engines proved unreliable unless meticulously and regularly maintained, and despite the announcement of a cheaper two-seater with body by Markham of Reading, the Squire was unable to gain momentum in the marketplace.
A Squire made an appearance at Brooklands in 1935 driven by Luis Fontes, who only managed to finish once.
This Squire Roadster is one of just seven examples ever created and one of five known to survive. It is one of only three in this bodystyle. The coachwork is by Vanden Plas and the supercharged engine is from the Anzani Company. This car is in its original color. The 1.5-liter dual overhead cam supercharged engine is motivated via a pre-selector gearbox for good acceleration. The Squire also benefited from advanced braking and chassis design. It has appeared in virtually every automotive hobbyist magazine since the 1950s when it was imported into the United States. In a Road & Track
comparison test among the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, a Bugatti T55 roadster, and this actual car, racer Phil Hill chose the Squire.By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2012