Claude Hill

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16 Feb 1907


12 Sep 1982
Warwick, Warwickshire


Great Britain


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