Today, the car collection is over 400 strong. The origins of the collection stem from the Trust's historic beginnings as Leyland Historic Vehicles but it now encompasses models from all of the British motor industry. This includes smaller manufacturers such as Morgan, Lotus and Reliant, as well as the mainstream producers from the past, such as Austin, Morris, Hillman and Triumph.

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust also works closely with the heritage arms of Britain's major car concerns, including Ford, Jaguar and Vauxhall, to bring some of their historic vehicles to the Museum for visitors to enjoy.

Online Collections

Find a vehicle in our collections, discover the details behind our vehicles and access the Museum's collections from anywhere across the world!


Explore our collections with ease! You can find specific vehicles using the search bar or filter by decade, make or location. When you have found the vehicle you want, tap on it to see all the details including engine, dimensions and location.

We are inviting everyone to learn, enjoy and be inspired by the heritage we preserve - be it the vehicles on display or previously unseen parts of our collections. This platform provides a valuable resource for staff, researchers and visitors alike to obtain information about any vehicle in our collections. Why not try it out?

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