Friday, 30 March 2012
Briton Car, 1914
In 1909, the Star Engineering Company, a Wolverhampton based car manufacturer, bought the Star Cycle Company, it's own parent company, who were making a range of low priced cars since 1905 under the Starling name. These low cost Starling cars were then discontinued, and replaced by cars made under the Briton name by the Briton Car Company, differentiating the name from the more prestigious Star name.
This 1914 built 10-12hp Briton 4 seat Tourer was restored by the Black Country Living Museum Vehicle Volunteer Group, who completed the restoration of this rare vehicle in July 2011. For more information on Briton cars, including a large number of period photographs and images of the Briton factory, see this superb webpage http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/Transport/Cars/Briton/Briton.htm
Posted by Richard Hannay at 13:39