From the prominent American family du Pont, a name synonymous with a chemical empire, a luxury automobile manufacturer, and America’s first motorcycle company, is a private collection of original racing, experimental, hot rod and stock automobiles. The property of Alexis ‘Lex’ du Pont, son of motoring magnate E. Paul du Pont, the collection consists of cars from Cooper, Ford and Morgan and are all in original, as raced or unrestored period condition. As is no secret, motoring famously runs in the blood of the family du Pont. During the First World War, E. Paul du Pont built marine engines for the Allies under DuPont Motors and then, from 1919 to 1931, luxury automobiles that rivalled the likes of Packard and Cadillac. Then in 1930 he took over the ailing Indian Motocycle (sic) Company and helped usher in one of the most successful eras in Indian’s history. Lex followed his father’s interest in motoring but in racing rather than business and became one of the most successful Formula 3 d

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