Coventry town suffered much during World War 2 Luftwaffe Air Raids and seems to be divided by large motorway by- passes. There are still some charming old Tudor buildings near the Cathedral gardens but the jewel of Coventry is the HUGE transport museum. Occupying a whole side of the town's main square are about five floors of vehicles. The Museum is a fascinating insight into motoring history.Starting with roofless Victorian early cars that resemble ancient mobility scooters when we reach the 1930's we find the massive bulk of the Queen Mothers Royal Daimler - the roof of which is exceedingly high in order to allow men to get in with their top hats on ! Rare classics like the 1950's Sunbeam Talbot Sports Car( a gents car) can be seen and I'm sure I spotted a 1940's Lagonda . I particularly liked the 1970's room - greats like the Triumph Stag Coupe and E-Type Jaguar alongside my personal favourite the Rover 2000 - much beloved by TV Cop shows - The Sweeney , Softly,Softly - and Heartbeat.. On the top floor are cars that have broken the World Speed Record in America - with an Astronaut aboard they would resemble a Moon Rocket. Take your camera - an essential on this visit.
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