William Towns was a British designer who penned a small range of interesting cars. He was born in 1936 and started his automotive career at the Rootes Group in 1954, initially as an interior designer working on mostly seats and other small components. He was then included in the team that started the design process for the range that became the Hillman Hunter - however he had left before that model reached the market. In 1963, Towns moved to Rover and was involved in a more exciting project than a boring saloon - the Rover-BRM Le Mans racer. Towns designed the body shell that was fitted to a crash damaged BRM F1 car (possibly a P57) and fitted with a gas turbine engine - one of a handful of racing cars that went down this path. Styling was classically early 1960s sports racer. 1966 saw another change of direction with a move to Aston Martin where he started out designing seats again. This lead to his most famous work, two true classics of the British industry: the Aston Martin … [Read More...]
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