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Claude Hill

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Born:

16 Feb 1907
Birmingham

Died:

12 Sep 1982
Warwick, Warwickshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Ferguson (1961)

Another man whose car work came first, being one of the more pivotal names in developing the four wheel drive. He was a director and chief engineer of Ferguson, who worked on the research and development of the four wheel drive system. Claude joined Aston Martin in 1927, before a brief spell away from them ended when he became chief draughtsman for them in 1949. He stayed with Ferguson until 1972, when he retired, although he remained a consultant with them until his death.Claude, who died of peritonitis, also worked for Morris Engines where he was a production drawing expert and also had a brief interlude at Vauxhall in the 1940's.

Biography last updated 5 Feb 2018