Alfred Dunhill Sidecar Alligator Skin Bound Chassis Fountain Pen Limited Edition with Palladium Fittings.
Available for your consideration is a rare and authentic Dunhill Sidecar Dark Brown Alligator Chassis Limited Edition fountain pen with 18K gold nib. Limited to a production run of 1,893 individually numbered pieces, the pen takes its name from the 1930ís Steib sidecar, which provided inspiration for the penís design. Like its renowned luxury motoring accessories, the Dunhill Sidecar fountain pen has been fitted with the finest leathers and is crafted to last a lifetime. It features a full, rounded barrel and a cap design that evokes the fun and romance of a vintage motorbike. The sleek, dark brown Sidecar Alligator skin bound brass body is accented with a pinstripe-patterned, palladium-plated metal cap and smooth palladium-plated metal trim, including the retro-style clip and Dunhill 'd' logo on the cap. The 18k gold nib is a size medium. The Dunhill Sidecar Alligator Chassis Limited Edition Fountain Pen is limited to 1,893 pieces to celebrate Dunhillís founding year.
Cap: Cap design is taken from the 1930's Steib sidecar (see last image). Full round palladium plated pinstripe screw cap. Palladium plated pocket clip. Domed cap top, with palladium 'd' within black enamel inset. The cap top has the individual serial number engraved.
Barrel and Section: Brass metal barrel bound with dark brown Alligator skin. Rear of barrel has the same domed style palladium plated design of cap top, shaped to accept cap. if rear posting is required. Front of barrel has palladium plated band, black resin band and metal screw threads. Tapering palladium plated section, having intricate cast 'waved form' grip. Filling is by cartridge or piston converter, accessed by un-screwing finger grip section.
Pen measures 5.3/8 ins (13.8 cms) long with cap attached, 6.1/2 ins (16.4 cms) with cap rear posted. Cap diameter: 0.54 ins (13.7 mm). Weight: 51 .0 grams with converter fitted.
Solid 18 carat gold nib, platinum plated. Stamped 'Dunhill - 18ct - 750'. Writing tip is medium. Exceptionally smooth writer with a hint of flex.
No restoration required, pen is pristine. Pen has been fully dismantled and serviced, all parts checked for operation and authenticity. Nib and feeder correctly aligned. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are free from dents and scratches, showing no obvious signs of use. There are no personalisation's. Palladium plating is excellent. Cap to barrel screw threads are smooth and positive. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent condition. The original box and papers were mislaid by previous owner, this fact is reflected in the selling price.
No longer produced, this Alfred Dunhill Sidecar Limited Edition was limited to 1893 pieces in total. The majority had their barrel's bound in either black or brown leather, this particular fountain pen has the rarer dark brown Alligator skin barrel covering.