“Watching a TV episode of Poirot, in late 2013, I fell in love with a beautiful 1930s convertible driven by Captain Hastings. The car turned out to be an exclusively built Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, the only example in the world. Worth millions of dollars. It was unavailable to me.”
My interest in 1930s cars was sparked and after some research, I found a number of books that showcased French carrosserie houses such as Figoni & Falaschi, Capron, Pour Tout and of course the legendary Jean Bugatti. In a brief burst of artistic creativity, these companies created some of the world’s most beautiful examples of automotive art in the final years of the Art Deco period.
I quickly realised that there were very few cars for sale from this inspirational period and furthermore, that they had become investor pieces more suited to museum life than for a life on the roads in the 21st century.
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 the original pioneering coach builders. It was time to start sketching, and Eadon Green was born.