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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1935
Numbers built:13 B-types
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 05, 2007
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Chassis: R2B
One of ERA's best customers was no doubt Prince Chula of Siam (Thailand), who ordered no fewer than three B-Types for his cousin Prince B.Bira to drive. Featured is the very first of these, R2B, which was sold new the Princes' 'White Mouse' Racing team in 1935. When a second example was added to the stable in 1936, R2B was nick-named Romulus and the new car Remus after the mythical twins that founded Rome in 753 BC. With well over a dozen victories in major and minor races, including one at Monaco, Romulus was one of the most successful of all privately campaigned ERAs.

While the other two ERAs were sold after their active racing career, R2B was retained by the family and for many years remained in the ownership of Prince Chula's daughter. Unlike most of the other surviving ERAs, Romulus was only rarely raced in historic events, so it has survived in remarkable original condition. In recent years, the car was bought by the current owner, who wisely decided to preserve it, instead of completely restoring. Arguably the most original of all ERAs, it was awarded with a 'Best in Class' at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it is pictured above.


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  Article Image gallery (109) Chassis (6) R2B Specifications