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Car Collection

The Black Country was a popular centre of car manufacturing and produced vehicles by well-known marques such as Star, Sunbeam, Bean, Briton, Clyno, AJS, Guy, Westfield and Jenson.

Our Bradburn and Wedge Motor Garage contains a display of Black Country manufactured motor vehicles from 1900 to 1935, it also includes four post war vehicles and a Westfield 'Topaz' coupé from 1986.

Some of the cars and commercial vehicles at the Museum are extremely rare, including a unique Guy Morris fire engine of 1924.

Below is a taste of our car collection



1903 Sunbeam Motor Car, AA 360 1903 Sunbeam Motor Car, AA 360

An important and historic vehicle - on of only four existing from this year. This must have been a precursor to the Sunbeam Motor Car Company which was not founded until 1905. A sophisticated vehicle for its day, it was known to be very reliable when other car manufacturers were still experimenting. Thought to have...

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AJS Nine Motorcar AJS Nine Motorcar

Two seater tourer manufactured by AJS of Wolverhampton, 1930. Find out more about our car collection

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