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British Motor Museum

Post by Peter-S » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:38 pm

Whilst on my little 'tour' in the last couple of days we weren't too far from the British Museum at Gaydon. The Capri was parked up in Kettering so I was slumming it in my mates ecoboost Fiesta but the museum was great with around 300 cars on display that chart the history of British motoring. I took quite a few pictures so I'll probably do a couple of posts. Here are some of the rarer prototypes and research cars.

An MG/Mini cross

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A fast back version of the TR7

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A35 convertible

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A development of the Austin Princess

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A better looking MG than you can get these days

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A Mini Moke with a second engine in the rear for better traction

ImageDSCN5426 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

Gas turbine powered Rover (P6)

ImageDSCN5427 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

Plain ugly!

ImageDSCN5479 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

Concept XJ convertible

ImageDSCN5501 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

Polished aluminium anyone?

ImageDSCN5503 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

Research vehicle based on Ital. Who thought they could make it worse!

ImageDSCN5520 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

The 'Road Rover'. A car based on the Land Rover

ImageDSCN5533 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

Wide body MG - only kidding, a cutaway of the first MGB for display at the motor show

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MG speed merchants

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:59 pm

Hi Peter,
Thanks for uploading these photos, great stuff! I've never been to Gaydon but I want to make the effort to go now, after seeing what's there. There are some wonderful exhibits there, for my sins, I especially like that TR7.
It looks as though they've allowed plenty of space around the cars so you can have a good look at them. Unlike Beaulieu where the cars are crammed in like sardines!

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Re: British Motor Museum

Post by Peter-S » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:17 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:59 pm
Hi Peter,
Thanks for uploading these photos, great stuff! I've never been to Gaydon but I want to make the effort to go now, after seeing what's there. There are some wonderful exhibits there, for my sins, I especially like that TR7.
It looks as though they've allowed plenty of space around the cars so you can have a good look at them. Unlike Beaulieu where the cars are crammed in like sardines!

Andrew.
Thanks Andrew. Certainly worth a visit for a car enthusiast such as yourself. Some cars are closer than others and the area referred to as the 'reserve collection' is a bit more like a car park but easy access is possible down one side of each vehicle although some are a bit nose to tail.
I'll try and put some more up but in the meantime there are some in my blog thing:
https://www.photoblog.com/inreachofthes ... 10/gaydon/
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Re: British Motor Museum

Post by Noel » Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:59 pm

The reserve collection in the other building is pretty cool. Two XJ220s together (show car, and first production one I think, or maybe the last). way cool. Never seen that XJ convertible, that is a PROPER spivs motah, imagine the crumpet you'd be pulling in that!

That Princess thing looks like it should have a row of spotlights and be tearing up a rally stage!
I remember the MG record cars being very interesting when I saw them a couple of years ago. Its something not many people are aware of now, because MG as a brand is now just a badge for chinese built white-goods SUVs.

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Re: British Motor Museum

Post by Peter-S » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:51 pm

A few more snaps from the museum

ImageDSCN5531 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

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ImageDSCN5521 by Peter Smith, on Flickr

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Re: British Motor Museum

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:37 am

Great stuff ! :D
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