|'Standard' 1901 Pattern De Dion-Bouton Voiturette|
At £250, plus 18 guineas more if you wanted a hood, only the well off could afford a car like this. The best known caricature of the Edwardian motorist is Kenneth Grahame's description of Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows:
Toad was eventually sentenced to 3 years for furious driving and 15 years for insulting the police.
|Catalogue reference: COPY 1/978 pt.2 no.19824 (25 Jan 1901)|