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Golden Arrow (Car)

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Golden Arrow was a land speed record racer built in Britain to regain the world land speed record from USA. Henry Segrave drove the car at 231.45 mph (372.46 km/h) on Daytona Beach, exceeding the previous record by 24 mph or 39 km/h.

The car was designed by ex-Sunbeam engineer, aero-engine designer and racing manager Captain John Samuel Irving. Irving was helped by chief draughtsman W. U. Snell. The engine was by Napier. The car was built at the K.L.G. wWorks on Kingston Hill.

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