1899 Daimler four cylinder, 12hp car

Made:
1899 in Coventry

Daimler four cylinder, 12hp car, 1899. The engine is placed vertically at the front and drives the rear wheels through a gearbox, transverse differential and chains. In 1899, the car's owner, Lord John Scott Montagu, took King Edward VII on a drive in it through the New Forest on one of the King’s early rides in a motor-car on public roads when Montagu was staying at Highcliffe Castle in Hampshire.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), glass, leather, paint, rubber (unidentified), steel (metal)
Identifier:
1925-52 Pt1
type:
car
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • land vehicle
  • passenger vehicle
credit:
John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu
status:
Permanent collection

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