Museum Of British Road Transport

 

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

 

Talbot 105

Talbot 105

Commer/Karrier/Tilling-Stevens TS3 Diesel display engine

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.

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)

Paykan (an Iranian-built Hillman Hunter)

Sunbeam Rapier - on the right you can see a Hillman Minx estate.

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).

Hillman Imp – in the background is a Singer Hunter (or perhaps it’s an SM1500).

ex-Toivonen Sunbeam Lotus works rally car.

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.

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

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 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 Mk III

Sunbeam with sidecar outfit

Sunbeam with sidecar outfit

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  1. leon shackleford

    Hi There ,

    I’m after some old Talbot Rootes , Sunbeam Peugeot Archive information , brochures , leaflets on all the old Talbot Simca Cars , such as Talbot Horizon , Alpine , Sunbeam , Solara , Tagora , Samba , Minx / Rapier & Talbot Express , Hillman Hunter / Hillman Avenger etc.

    I’am with the Simca Motor Club , I’am Autistic diagnosed with Autism & i’am doing a project on older Cars , Vans , Trucks you name it. I’m off to Coventry Transport Museum on the 4th August 2014. I’m after some photos of the Ryton Car Plant from many years back & the Old Peugeot Head Office in Aldermoor House , in Stoke Aldermoor Coventry where i’ve visited lots of times.

    My Address is :

    Flat 8
    St Marks Church House
    St Marks Rd
    Easton
    Bristol
    BS5 6JQ

    I look forward to hearing from you !

    Leon Shackleford

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