Black Cuillin V12 Coupe reveal in Geneva redefines retro

23 марта 2017 - motor1

Black Cuillin V12 Coupe reveal in Geneva redefines retro

Details are slim on this 1930s throwback, but we like what we see so far.

The 1930s gave birth to some of the most extravagant, elegant automobile of all-time. It's this era from which Black Cuillin – the first offering from new automaker Eadon Green – draws its inspiration. According to the company's Managing Director Felix Eaton, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 convertible was of particular interest for this design, though there's clearly a fixed roof with sweeping lines that bear striking resemblance to Morgan's Aero 8.

Eadon Green unveiled its Black Cuillin Vision Model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and there's no question that it's quite the looker. The rounded front clip with arching fenders and long hood certainly pay homage to the 1930s classics we love. Inside the swept-back two-seater we have the expected swaths of leather with wood and chrome trim. No details have been released on features, but going by the photos we see buttons for modes, menus, and a specific navigation function so it's likely the Black Cuillin will offer amenities similar to other limited-production luxury models.

The 1930s gave birth to some of the most extravagant, elegant automobile of all-time. It's this era from which Black Cuillin – the first offering from new automaker Eadon Green – draws its inspiration. According to the company's Managing Director Felix Eaton, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 convertible was of particular interest for this design, though there's clearly a fixed roof with sweeping lines that bear striking resemblance to Morgan's Aero 8.

Eadon Green unveiled its Black Cuillin Vision Model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and there's no question that it's quite the looker. The rounded front clip with arching fenders and long hood certainly pay homage to the 1930s classics we love. Inside the swept-back two-seater we have the expected swaths of leather with wood and chrome trim. No details have been released on features, but going by the photos we see buttons for modes, menus, and a specific navigation function so it's likely the Black Cuillin will offer amenities similar to other limited-production luxury models.

As the Black Cuillin is really a concept at this point, there's no word on availability for production versions. Small coach builders like Eadon Green are continuing to expand in Britain; some make it and some don't. For what it's worth, we like what we see of this suave sports car and hope to hear more on it in the future.

Under the hood is the same 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine you'd find on the car new, making it good for 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 165 pound-foot (Newton-meters) of torque. The auction house estimates that it could go for anywhere from £75,000 to £90,000 ($93,630 to $112,345) when it crosses the block next month.

"This has got to be the most significant, 'road going' Big Healey on the market today and as such represents an amazing opportunity for classic car collectors," classic car specialist at CCA, Richard Greenhalgh. "The car has great shut-lines, a deep shine and lots of detail."

It will head to auction on Sunday, April 2, in Birmingham, U.K., and if it does match estimates, it could be one of the most expensive examples ever sold in an auction setting.