Saturday, January 21, 2017

a major stockholder once forced a car maker into making her a car in 1935, 17 years after they stopped making cars, and had it designed by Count de Sakhnoffsy

Dr. Tingley used her major stockholding in the White Company, and seat on the board of directors,  to convince the company to manufacture this one-of-a-kind car at a time when White was only manufacturing trucks, light commercial vehicles, and buses. 

Dr. Louisa Tingley on their board of directors, and she wouldn't settle for driving anything but a White. She drove this until 1952

This large, 4-passenger sedan, designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsy, was fabricated using a reduced scale bus body mounted on White's  3/4 ton chassis.


  1. Wow. That is very cool! Any idea where it is now?

    1. yes, click on those links, it's a museum in New England. I didn't pay any attention to that info. I dig the story, but don't care where it is

    2. AACA museum, it turned up in another post

  2. Wow another Count car! He had a satellite office in New Canaan, CT. but found little intel about it.