The Beginning

It all started with Poirot! Watching an episode of Poirot, in late 2013, I fell in love with a beautiful 30s convertible driven by the Captain Hastings character. The car turned out to be an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 and I found that surviving models were worth millions! I couldn’t buy one.

Automotive Art

However, my interest in 1930s cars was sparked and I found a number of books that showcased the amazing French carrosserie houses such as Figoni & Falaschi, Chapron and PourTout, who created some of the world’s most beautiful examples of automotive art, most famously based on Delage D8, Delahaye Type 135 and TalbotLago Type 150 chassis. In addition, Ettore Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic was created in house, using the family’s artistic skills to dress a fundamentally different chassis for the time.

"It all started with Poirot!"

Felix Eaton

The Idea

I quickly realized that there were very few cars for sale from that inspirational period and that, when they had come up for sale, they were so expensive as to have become an investor’s piece rather than a car that one could use on a daily basis.

From this realization came the idea to build a new car, modern in its chassis and features but inspired by the grace and beauty of the creations of these original pioneering coach builders. The idea to create a car, the car that has become known as The BLACK CUILLIN, was born. The next step was to put pen to paper and start sketching ideas!

Read the story of The BLACK CUILLIN

Felix Eaton,
Managing Director, Eadon Green