These words will just concern the race history, under the ownership of Soltan Hay, from Cornwall, who bought the car in August 1939, after its successful test run at Brooklands.
In the war years it was used as the family run-about, being used to take the children to school, shopping trips, etc. There is a wonderful shot of the car wearing its war-time blackout cowls over the headlamps.
With the cessation of hostilities, it was not until 1949 that the Le Mans circuit was able to host the 24 hours. Soltan Hay dusted off his 11 year old, 60,000 mile, family car for a bit of sporting fun. 6th place at 73.56 mph was his reward, along with Tom Wisdom.
1950 and 1951 saw the old car back at Le Sarthe, ending up 14th in 1950 (as per photo), and 22nd (but sadly unclassified) in 1951, by which time it had 125,00 miles on the clock.