List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Vauxhall C-Type Prince Henry

On Display

Vauxhall’s ‘Prince Henry’ was one of the first true sports cars. Originally introduced in 1911 with 3 litre engines, from 1913 a new 25hp 4 litre model became available. It was one of the fastest cars of the day. This car was discovered in a hedge by Anthony Brooke and restored. It has been used in many events and rallies since the 1950s, including the 1997 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.

Vauxhall gained a sporting reputation following success in the1908 RAC 2,000 Mile Trial and other events. This led to cars being built for the 1910 Prince Henry Trials in Germany. The C-Type or ‘Prince Henry’ model was a replica of these and the most famous of all Edwardian Vauxhalls. Later the ‘Prince Henry’ was developed into the famous 30/98 model, one of the most iconic of all sports cars.

Year1915
CountryBritish
Capacity3,969cc
Cylinders4 cylinder
Valvesside valve
Output60bhp at 2500rpm
Performance75 mph
Price new£515 (chassis only)
ManufacturerVauxhall Motors Ltd
OwnerCore Museum Collection

 

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