Highlights from the Reference Library

Sales Brochures 

The Reference Library has a large and unique collection of sales brochures featuring cars, commercial vehicles, caravans and motorcycles. A recent donation of over 500 car brochures dating from the early 1950s to late 1970s, have helped to compliment this Collection.

The Coach Builders’ and Wheelwrights' Art Journal 1901 

Plate 1113 Gentleman's Driving Phaeton.

First published in 1880 as The Coach Builders’, Harness Makers’ and Saddlers’ Art Journal, this periodical underwent a number of title changes to reflect the growing interest in the motor car.

Hooper & Co Swatch Book 

Discover more about this swatch book produced by Hooper & Co. in the 1930s, which illustrates the styles of car bodies available and also provides samples of  various leathers and fabrics for the interior.


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