Thursday 16 February 2012

Payne & Bates 7hp Car, 1901


This is a rare early example of a small Coventry based manufacturer - this 1901 built Payne & Bates is a Godiva model, named after Lady Godiva who famously rode through Coventry on a horse, naked (although the term 'naked' is most likely to refer to her not wearing any jewellery, as opposed to being unclothed). It is now in the Coventry Transport Museum

No comments:

Post a Comment