We have some descriptions of the cars in the museum.
1886 Benz - This is a working replica and oldest vehicle in collection of over 300 cars and 10 motorbikes. 3-wheeled with tiller steering.
1897 Daimler Wagonette - This was in use as 'bus' for adults and children
1897 Daimler - This is the first vehicle to resemble a 'car' with 4 wheels. Used as a school bus.
1903 Oldsmobile - The start of a 'production line' system and mass production. Sold 5,000/ year - a huge number!
1905 Daimler - This had a ‘detachable' roof, so first convertible! Chauffer driven. Every 2 days, chains driving rear wheels had to be removed and cleaned of mud and to lubricate, by boiling in bath of tallow and black lead (graphite).
1910 Renault - This has acetylene head lamps and punctures from shed horse shoe nails a daily event. Pneumatic tyres and radiator mounted behind the engine?
1915 Model T - A 19 year production with 15.7 million sold at an original price of $890. Many colours originally, but settled with black only, as quicker to dry. Probably around 100,000 still in existence, with values from £10K to £25K.
1921 Stanley -This steam car travelled 10miles/ gallon water. Range 200 miles. Use kerosene as fuel. very popular, as no gears and top speed of 75mph, but 45-50 normal. Lost popularity with development of electric start, rather than hand-crank.