Eric Neale (26 September 1910 – 1997) was a British car designer.
In 1929 he left Mulliners to join Holbrook Bodies in Coventry who made bodies for Alvis, Triumph and Armstrong Siddeley. After only two years he moved on to join Singer in Birmingham as a body designer, and later to Daimler where he worked on Lanchester and Daimler saloons.
Neale resigned from Jensen in 1966 following Jensen's decision to drop his P66 design in favour of the Touring design for the new Jensen Interceptor although he played an important role in amending the Italian Interceptor design so as to improve its appearance and make it suitable for production. His reputation as a stylist was somewhat negatively affected for many years by the headlamp design for the C-V8, however he was too loyal to his former employer to reveal that the teardrop-shaped headlamp covers of his original design had been removed prior to production by Richard Jensen, thereby leading to the controversial appearance of the production cars.
Eric Neale died in 1997.
Some of his cars
- Singer Nine
- Austin A40 Sports (1951–1953)
- Jensen Interceptor (1950)
- Jensen 541
- Jensen C-V8 1962-1966
- Jensen P66
- Jensen Interceptor 1966-1976 co-stylist
- "Motoring Memories: Austin A40 Sports, 1951–1953". Canadian Driver, 15 June 2007, Bill Vance.
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