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List of Vehicles in the Collection

We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. 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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Knight

On Display

This car is believed to be the first purpose built British petrol-driven car to run on public roads. It was originally a three-wheeler, the builder being John Henry Knight of Farnham, Surrey. In October 1895, Knight was fined five shillings for not having a traction engine licence, or a man walking in front. The car was shown at the 1896 Crystal Palace Motor Exhibition.

Year1895
CountryBritish
Capacity1,565cc
Cylinders1
Maximum speed8mph/12.87kph
Price newNot marketed
ManufacturerJ.H. Knight

 

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