• Short Summary

    A convertible car becomes roofless in a matter of seconds thanks to designer JRV Dolphin.

  • Description

    Bicester, Oxfordshire.

    L/S of a car coming round the corner of a churchyard in a village. The driver makes an adjustment to the roof inside the car, then gets out and opens the rear trunk door. The whole roof folds down on hinges, inside the boot to turn the car into a convertible. The windows and roof supports fold down into sides of the car.

    The driver sets off again, driving through the countryside and past a horse and cart with a haystack on top. Commentator says "Just another way in which British skill is making life easier for travellers".

    Note: driver could be inventor / designer JRV Dolphin, who came up with this idea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1247.25
    Media URN:
    34106
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1948
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:35:00 / 01:46:47:00
    Canister:
    NP 196

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "J R V Dolphin" is the prolific British inventor, designer and engineer John Dolphin, more of whom here......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dol
    phin

    His invention here is a hinged roof body.

    The vehicle seen in this clip is an Allard, (probably an Allard L-Type that's been specially modified to accept the roof design).

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