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Heritage fleet

Heritage Fleet

  • The Heritage Fleet, owned by the Royal Automobile Club, is an authentic glimpse into Britain’s motoring history. The ex RAC patrol vehicles allow a unique glimpse at the roots of the Club going back some 80 years.

    For further information on the heritage fleet, please contact Jemma Rapson on 01372 229 627 or email jemma.rapson@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

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  • 1900 Simms
    The Club’s oldest veteran car built by the Club’s founder Frederick Simms. In recent years it has successfully completed four London to Brighton Runs.

    1901 Mors
    Very robust and advanced for its day, the French built Mors can accommodate up to six occupants and, among others, has been driven successfully to Brighton by Prince Michael of Kent, the Club’s President. In addition to the LBVCR it has completed veteran car rallies in the Scottish Borders and the Belgian Ardennes region.

  • 1930 Austin Seven Tourer
    This is the oldest car in the collection; it is a two-door 750cc 3-speed engine with a fold down roof.

    1937 Alvis
    This 4.3 litre short chassis Vanden Plus Tourer is a fine vintage car of which only a dozen were built. It has attended important motoring events and been driven by Club and Motoring Committee Chairman to Le Mans, Spa Circuit in Belgium and competed in two MSA Euroclassic rallies.

  • 1952 Morris J-Van
    Used for delivering signage this 1500cc van has been restored to its original condition.

    1959 BMW 3-Wheel Isetta
    This car was one of six designed specifically for the RAC for patrol duty in central London; it has a 300cc engine and is probably the most unusual of all the RAC vehicles.

    1960 Ford Anglia Van
    Probably the most familiar of the RAC rescue vehicles, this 1200cc petrol engine van was a tough and durable service van in its day

    1960 Austin A35 Van
    With its large illuminated sign this van would have been a common sight in its heyday, with its classic A35 grille and livery.

    1961 Norton ES2 Motorcycle Combination
    This classic 3-wheeler evokes memories of a bygone era with its traditional colours and livery.

    1969 Austin Morris 1000 Van
    This van features the classic blue RAC livery and even has its original accessories such as the 2-band radio and an illuminated RAC logo on its roof.

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