MixedMedia / Acrylic on Canvas
on 1.8” / 45 mm Wooden Museum Frame
78,5″ x 51″ / 200 x 130 cm

In its heyday, the 1920’s, the Invicta was considered to be the car with the “most wonderful performance in the world”. It was a sturdy vehicle with enormous torque which required few gear changes. Despite its 4-speed gearbox, the majority of drivers only used the first and fourth gear. The Invicta (Latin for “unvanquished”) is named after the White Knight in Edmund Spenser’s epic 16th century poem “The Faerie Queene”.  With numerous interruptions, the Invicta car brand has existed from 1901-1906, in 1914, from 1925-1937, 1947-1949 and from 2004 up to the present.


One of the greatest racing successes in an Invicta S was achieved by Donald Mitchell Healey with his victory in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1931. Greater ground clearance was achieved at this time by fitting oversized wheels. Healey became Director of the Triumph Motor Company in 1931 and later founded the Donald Healey Motor Company Ltd. in 1945.


Invicta racing successes (excerpt)
1926 Monza: 4 world records, 4 international class and 33 national records
1926 Montlhéry: 5 world records, 5 international class records
1926 Montlhéry: Dewar Trophy / 5.000 mi with Ø speed 70.7 km/h
1929 Brooklands: Dewar Trophy / 30.000 mi with Ø speed 61.57 mp/h
1930 Austrian Alpine Trial: Winner of the Alpine Cup
1930 Hungarian Alpine Rally: Winner of the Alpine Cup
1931 Winner of the Monte Carlo Rally
1931 Tourist Trophy victory
1931 International Alpine Trial: Winner of the Glacier Cup
1932 International Alpine Trial: 3 Glacier Cups
1932 Second place in the Monte Carlo Rally