Railton began producing cars in 1933. Arising from the remnants of the old Invicta Company, the factory was situated in Capt. Noel Macklin’s garden at Cobham. The idea of using a large unstressed American or Canadian engine coupled with bespoke British coachwork was not unique to Railton with a select group of other small manufacturers like Jensen, Lammas-Graham, Atalanta and Brough joining in the fun. These ‘Anglo-American Bastards’ as the type became known, enjoyed a degree of success through the 1930s. With performance to rival or even outclass traditional makers like Lagonda and Bentley but at a lower price the appeal of these cars was obvious. Among Railton’s offerings was the Cobham saloon. With a 0-50 acceleration time of 9.7 seconds and a top speed of just over 90 mph it was a deserved success.