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Daimler Wagonette

Name: Wagonette
Make: Daimler
Year: 1898

This is one of the oldest cars to have been built in Coventry, a year after the Daimler Company was founded.  It was made at a factory in the Drapers Field area of Coventry and would have cost  £373.

The body is made of wood and the style is a ‘Phaeton’.  Phaeton was a God in Greek mythology, who drove the ‘chariot of the sun’ too fast.  So Zeus, the king of Greek Gods, struck him with a lighting bolt to stop him setting the world on fire.  Phaeton style carriages are seen as sporty and meant to be driven fast.


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Mike Brewer announced as President of Coventry Transport Museum Patron Scheme

On Thursday 13 October Coventry Transport Museum proudly revealed Mike Brewer as the new President of the Patron Scheme.
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