Conway Stewart Vanwall Pen

$837.95 $644.58

The new Conway Stewart Vanwall Pen is to celebrate the famous Vanwall British Grand Prix Formula 1 racing team. Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks won many races in the iconic green cars with the distinctive yellow nose cones.  A young Colin Chapman, and Frank Costin designed their winning cars, and in 1958 the team won a perfect 48 points out of 48 points winning the World Constructors’ Championship Trophy.

Many say Vanwall kick-started the British Formula 1 world as it is today, and is why 7 out of the top 10 current racing teams are based in Great Britain.

The story of Vanwall is one of vision, drive, energy, determination, engineering excellence, and brilliant drivers. The owner of Vanwall was a man called Tony Vandervell, and as the motoring press of the day said “He is a “Churchill” among British industrialists, ruthless, restless, often irascible, a great patriot, and a fine intuitive engineer”

The Conway Stewart Vanwall Pen has been engineered to the highest standards to celebrate the success of the Vanwall British Grand Prix Formula 1 racing team of 1958.

As you unscrew the cap of the Vanwall Pen, you will see a yellow nib holder band to reflect the heritage and winning streak of the Vanwall green cars with their distinctive yellow nose cones.

The Vanwall Pen is made from a beautiful marbled green acrylic resin which changes colour from dark green to black to iridescent olive green as the pen is turned in the light. The Vanwall logo is engraved on the barrel with “Made in Great Britain” that reflects the origin of the pen and the Vanwall racing cars.

This marbled green is an iconic colour used by Conway Stewart for decades and on the Vanwall Pen it is complemented with 9ct gold fittings – a narrow ring on the barrel end, and a wider cap band which has the edition number of the pen laser engraved into the gold. This wider gold cap band is stamped with the English Hall-marks showing the quality and purity of the material.

This is a Limited Edition pen, and only 270 pens will be made worldwide. Each comes in a large luxury green leather style box and includes a booklet on the fascinating history of Vanwall, a pen polishing cloth, a user manual, and a bottle of British Made green ink to rev up your Vanwall!.

The Conway Stewart Vanwall Pen holds true to the classic 1920s styling that made Conway Stewart famous, yet has a freshness that makes it a joy to hold and use. It has a slight taper to the barrel end and a gently rounded cap top and weighs in at a hefty 54 grams. It is a big pen, but a delight to write with as it is fitted with one of the acclaimed Conway Stewart 18ct gold nib, available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium or Broad.

The blind end of the barrel unscrews to reveal a gold-plated knurled top of the twist filler which is used to fill the pen with ink  – a very lovely hidden feature, and one that makes this Vanwall Pen so very special.

Each pen is supplied with a certificate showing the edition number of the pen.

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Custom Nib

You may customise any nib to your own specification at an extra cost of £44.00 plus VAT, if appropriate. For example, if you prefer to write with a Stub, Italic or Oblique nib, our nib wright, one of the UK’s most experienced nib mechanics, will undertake the work to your exact specification. Just include details of your precise requirements in the box below and the cost will be added automatically.

Conway Stewart Barrel Engraving £30 +VAT

Conway Stewart Logo Barrel Engraving can be added for £30 +VAT
Not applicable for certain ranges.

Gift Wrapping £5 +VAT

If you would like your pen gift wrapped please tick the box below and the cost of £5 +VAT will be added to your order.

Engraving

Personalise your pen with your initials, company name, or a special phrase, or a special date at an extra cost of £20 plus VAT.
Most of our pens can be engraved on the barrel with your initials, or company name, or a special phrase, or date.
Simply choose the font you want; either Arial or Script.
Then type in the words in the box below.
And click on Buy Now and this will be added to your pen you have selected in the shopping cart.

Please note, there are some pens which can not be engraved, however if you have chosen one of these, we will contact you once we have received your order to suggest alternatives.

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Delivery

All Conway Stewart pens are made/assembled to order and perfection cannot be rushed! Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of your pen. If required for a particular date, please let us know and we’ll do everything we can to make sure it reaches you in time.

UK Delivery

Standard UK deliveries are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery service which requires a signature on delivery. You will receive an email from our despatch team confirming despatch and providing a tracking number. Delivery is scheduled before 1pm the following day (Monday – Saturday). Please ensure someone will be available to accept your parcel, otherwise your order will be awaiting collection at your local Post Office.

European and International Deliveries

We deliver worldwide. If you have any questions about deliveries, please contact us. Some approximate times for delivery are:

– Western Europe, including ROI: 4-6 days

– Eastern Europe: 6-8 days

– Rest of the World: 10-12 days

European and international deliveries are generally shipped by Royal Mail International Signed-For service which is trackable throughout and requires a signature on delivery. Royal Mail partners with your local postal service in each country to deliver. Please ensure someone will be available to accept your parcel. If you are not available when your local postal service attempts delivery, a calling card will usually be left to notify you and your parcel will be taken back to your local post office depot for you to collect or arrange for re-delivery.

Periodically your local Customs office may hold deliveries for periods up to 3 weeks before the parcel is released for delivery to you. Unfortunately, this is beyond our control. Any duties or taxes incurred with international orders are the responsibility of the customer.

In the event that your parcel is lost or stolen en route, please contact us and we will investigate. If as a result of our investigation the parcel cannot be traced we will send another pen to you or refund you in full.

If you have any questions or queries regarding our delivery options please contact customer service. Our customer service team is available on +44 333 006 4646 or email info@bespokebritishpens.co.uk.

 

Filling Mechanism

The Conway Stewart Vanwall Pen is fitted as standard with a Captive Converter, otherwise known as a Twist-fill Converter, which means the converter is permanently encased in the barrel and filled by means of a concealed knob at the end of the barrel.

This pen can also be ordered as a converter/cartridge version as a special by leaving a comment with your order.

Flag 18ct gold 2-tone nibs

You may select one of our Flag 18ct gold 2-tone nibs to be fitted to your Vanwall Pen. They are available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad and bear the distinctive Flag logo.

Customised nibs also available

In addition to the standard Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad Flag nibs, there is an option to customise any nib to your own specification at an extra cost of £44.00 excluding VAT. For example, if you prefer to write with a Stub, Italic or Oblique nib, our nib wright, one of the UK’s most experienced nib mechanics, will undertake the work to your exact specification. Just include exact details of your requirements when you select the ‘custom nib’ preference above.

Prices, Taxes and Currencies

Prices shown in £ Sterling (GBP) include British VAT at 20%. If you live in the EU or plan to have a product delivered to an address in the EU, then British VAT is payable. If you live outside the EU and wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the EU then VAT is not payable and the price of your item will be adjusted in the shopping cart as soon as you confirm the delivery address.

If you prefer to pay in Euros, then the same rules apply as for GBP. In other words, 20% VAT is payable if your order is being delivered to an address in the EU.

If you wish to view product pages with prices in US Dollars, just click the currency tab on the top right-hand corner of the web page and select ‘US Dollars’. The prices shown include 20% UK VAT (sales tax) until such time as you get to the shopping cart and confirm your delivery address is outside the EU. The prices will then be adjusted to remove the 20% UK VAT charge.

Dimensions of the Conway Stewart Vanwall Pen

Length – Closed: 142mm / 5.59″
Length – Posted: 178mm / 7.00″
Length – Barrel inc nib: 137mm / 5.39″
Length – Cap: 66mm / 2.60″
Diameter – Barrel: 15mm / 0.59″
Diameter – Cap: 18mm / 0.71″
Weight – 54gms / 1.90oz