Peugeot donated many historic Rootes Group documents to the museum. Thanks to Rick McLeod for this photo of the Tiger II production records.
This museum contains many Rootes models. Unfortunately I didn’t take enough film, and left without photos of many cars, including Field Marshal Montgomery’s Humber. See also Museum Of British Road Transport Home Page
Commer/Karrier/Tilling-Stevens TS3 Diesel display engine
These display cases contain some of the trophies won by the marques of the Rootes Group in motor sport.
Paykan (an Iranian-built Hillman Hunter)
Sunbeam Rapier – on the right you can see a Hillman Minx estate.
Hillman Imp – in the background is a Singer Hunter (or perhaps it’s an SM1500).
ex-Toivonen Sunbeam Lotus works rally car.
Sunbeam Alpine raced by Harper and Procter at Le Mans 1963 – to the left you can see part of a display dedicated to works rally driver Rosemary Smith.
Peugeot 205 T16 works rally car
Sunbeam Mk III Drophead – the museum is quite crowded so it is sometimes difficult to get a clear shot of the cars. Behind the Sunbeam you can the back of a Hillman Aero Minx.
Sunbeam Mk III
Sunbeam with sidecar outfit
Mike Scott’s replica police Imp is an occasional exhibit at the Grampian Transport Museum (see previous post), but wasn’t on display at the time of my visit.
I wanted to take this one home. What you can’t tell from the photograph is that it’s a pick-up!
Thanks to Mike Scott for taking these photographs – I forgot my camera!