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

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