British Car Day

British Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum (LAM) in Brookline MA is America’s oldest privately owned collection of automobiles which are displayed in the Anderson’s beautiful Carriage House on the property.  Since 1927, this original Carriage House has been the setting for many New England car and motorcycle events. This evolved from a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family, who would open the doors to the Carriage House for the general public to see their collection of American and European cars.

Sundays from May until October feature specific marques and eras, and on a recent June Sunday it was British Car Day. On the lawn were a variety of British cars; Aston Martin,  Austin Healey, Bentley, Sunbeam, Triumph, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, Mini, Morgan, Rolls Royce, TVR, Jensen, and McLaren. The lawn event had a full turnout of British cars, with a strong crowd in attendance.

A walk through of British Car Day at LAM

black packard - british car

black packard - british car

A 1937 Packard, a very American luxury automobile, managed its way into British Car Day

 

red/red Bentley T1 Saloon - british car day

Bentley T1 Saloon; 6.23-litre V8

 

black rolls royce silver cloud - british car day

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

 

black 1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur; 6.75 Litre - british car day

1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur; 6.75 Litre LWB Saloon

 

green 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Standard Saloon - british car day

1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Standard Saloon

 

black 1966 Rolls Royce Phantom V coachwork by James Young Touring - british car day

1966 Rolls Royce Phantom V coachwork by James Young Touring. For decades the Phantom V was the official state car of Queen Elizabeth II and family

 

blue 1947 Bentley Mark VI, HJ Mulliner Sports Saloon - british car day

1947 Bentley Mark VI, HJ Mulliner Sports Saloon

 

black/grey 1952 Bentley Mark VI - british car day

1952 Bentley Mark VI; 4.5 Litre, 6 Cyl, 1 of 50 with LHD

 

antique cycle - british car day

antique cycle - british car day

This is a registered vehicle

 

british car day - field

The lower field

 

orange 2012 Mp4 -12c mclaren - british car day

orange 2012 Mp4 -12c mclaren - british car day

2012 MP4 -12C McLaren; V8 Twin Turbo with 630hp

 

silver 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT - british car day

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT; V8 and 430hp

 

Lightning Silver 2010 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe - british car day

2010 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe; 6.0 Litre V12 in Lightning Silver

 

green 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - british car day

2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage in a proper AM colour

 

black 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - british car day

2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage; 4.3 Litre and 380hp

 

black 2006 V8 Vantage - british car day

2006 V8 Vantage

 

green 1980 Triumph Spitfire - british car day

1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500; 1493 cc inline 4 engine

 

maroon 1973 Triumph TR6 - british car day

1973 Triumph TR6; 2.5L engine

 

blue 1974 Triumph Spitfire - british car day

1974 Triumph Spitfire Mark IV

 

red 1980 Triumph TR8 - british car day

1980 Triumph TR8; 3.9 Litre V8

 

white 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - british car day

1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500

 

blue 1968 Triumph TR 250 - british car day

1968 Triumph TR250; In 1968, the TR250 sold in North America for about $3,395, with wire wheels being another $118, overdrive $175 and AC $395. 8,480 were built and it is believed 600 remain

 

red 1961 Triumph TR3A - british car day

1961 Triumph TR3A

 

cream Triumph TR3A - british car day

An earlier Triumph TR3A

 

blue 1961 Triumph TR3A - british car day

1961 Triumph TR3A

 

silver 1966 Jaguar XK E - british car day

1966 Jaguar XK E Roadster; 4.2 Litre

 

blue 1961 Alvis TD21 Saloon - british car day

1961 Alvis TD21 Saloon; 3.0 Litre, 6-Cyl, these British cars were manufactured between the end of 1958 and Oct 1963

 

red 1995 Jaguar XJS - british car day

1995 Jaguar XJS; 4 Litre, 6 Cyl

 

silver 1985 Jaguar XJS-HE - british car day

1985 Jaguar XJS-HE; V12

 

silver 2007 Jaguar XKR - british car day

2007 Jaguar XKR Convertible; 4.2L, 420hp, V8

 

cream 1981 Jaguar XJ6 RHD - british car day

1981 Jaguar XJ6 RHD

 

white 1977 MG MGB - british car day

1977 MG MGB

 

red 1966 MG MGB GT

1966 MG MGB GT; 1.8 Litre, 4 Cyl

 

black 1975 MG MGB - british car day

1975 MG MGB; Rover 3.5 V8 engine

 

black 1952 MG TD - british car day

1952 MG TD; 1.25 Litre

 

black 1980 MG B-LE - british car day

1980 MG B-LE

 

maroon/cream 1958 MG Magnette - british car day

1958 MG Magnette

 

blue 1977 MG MGB - british car day

1977 MG MGB

 

red 1974 MG MGB - british car day

1974 MG MGB

 

red 1968 MG MGB - british car day

1968 MG MGB

 

white 1962 MG Midget - british car day

1962 MG Midget; 948cc

 

white 1979 MG Midget - british car day

1979 MG Midget; 1500cc

 

blue 1978 MG MGB - british car day

1978 MG MGB

 

green 1973 MG MGB - british car day

1973 MG MGB

 

brown 1976 Triumph TR6 - british car day

1976 Triumph TR6

 

green 1980 Triumph TR8 - british car day

1980 Triumph TR8

 

green Triumph TR6 - british car day

Triumph TR6

 

green 1977 Triumph TR8 - british car day

1977 Triumph TR8; pre production coupe

 

orange 1972 MGB - british car day

1972 MGB; 60k miles, original owner

 

blue 1972 MGB - british car day

1972 MGB

 

1969 MGB in Coral Blue - british car day

1969 MGB in Coral Blue

 

greay 1969 MGB GT - british car day

1969 MGB GT

 

red 1955 MG TF - british car day

1955 MG TF

 

maroon 1956 MGA 'barn find'

1956 MGA ‘barn find’

 

red 1977 Mini Cooper - british car day

1977 Mini Cooper, produced by British Motor Corp (BMC)

 

red 1962 Austin Mini Cooper S - british car day

1962 Austin Mini Cooper S

 

blue 1968 Morris Mini Traveller - british car day

1968 Morris Mini Traveller; a two-door estate car with double barn-style rear doors

 

two green minis - british car day

green Minis - british car day

1983 Austin Mayfair on the left and 1990 Rover Special Production (RSP) on the right

 

red 1974 MGB - british car day

1974 MGB

 

blue 1971 Triumph TR6 - british car day

1971 Triumph TR6

 

white 1960 Triumph TR3 - british car day

1960 Triumph TR3

 

red 1960 Austin Healey Bugeyeye Sprite - british car day

1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite, known as Frogeye in the UK

 

red 1951 MG TD - british car day

1951 MG TD

 

red 1959 Triumph TR 3A - british car day

1959 Triumph TR 3A

 

1968 Triumph TR 250 in Valencia Blue - british car day

1968 Triumph TR 250 in Valencia Blue

 

white 1969 Triumph GT6+ - british car day

1969 Triumph GT6+ used for vintage racing

 

brown 1972 Jensen Interceptor 3 - british car day

1972 Jensen Interceptor 3 with the Chrysler 440 ci engine

 

white 1963 Daimler SP250 Dart - british car day

1963 Daimler SP250 (Special 2.5 Litre) Dart with a V8 Hemi. Only 2645 SP250s were made

 

green 1965 AC Cobra - british car day

1965 AC Cobra with a Ford V8 302 engine

 

blue 1974 Land over Series 3 - british car day

1974 Land Rover Series III

 

white 1974 TVR 2500M - british car day

1974 TVR 2500M. Only 947 cars were made

 

silver 1971 TVR Vixen 2500 - british car day

1971 TVR Vixen 2500. This beauty is a 16K mile barn find

 

blue 1960 Land Rover Series II 109 - british car day

1960 Land Rover Series II 109

 

blue 1959 MGA 1600 - british car day

1959 MGA 1600

 

silver 1992 Lotus Esprit; S4 Turbo - british car day

1992 Lotus Esprit; S4 Turbo

 

silver 2007 Lotus Exige S - british car day

2007 Lotus Exige S

 

red 1983 Lotus Turbo Esprit - british car day

1983 Lotus Turbo Esprit

 

green 1995 Morgan Plus 8 - british car day

1995 Morgan Plus 8

 

red 1969 Lotus Elan +2 - british car day

1969 Lotus Elan +2

 

white 1993 Lotus Esprit - british car day

1993 Lotus Esprit

 

red 2008 Lotus Elise California Edition - british car day

2008 Lotus Elise California Edition

 

blue 1965 Sunbeam Alpine racer - british car day

blue 1965 Sunbeam Alpine racer - british car day

1965 Sunbeam Alpine racer

 

black 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I - british car day

1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I

 

green 1967 Sunbeam Tiger - british car day

1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I

 

blue/silver 1972 Lotus Elan +2 S130 - british car day

1972 Lotus Elan +2 S130

 

blue 1984 Caterham Super Seven Sprint - british car day

1984 Caterham Super Seven Sprint

 

red 1976 Lotus Eclat - british car day

1976 Lotus Eclat

 

green 1974 Jensen Interceptor III - british car day

1974 Jensen Interceptor III

 

blue Austin Healey 3000 MKII - british car day

Austin Healey 3000 MKII

 

red 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite - british car day

1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

 

blue 1969 Austin Healey - british car day

1969 Austin Healey

 

red 1957 Austin Healey 100-6 - british car day

1957 Austin Healey 100-6

 

1967 Jaguar 420G in Willow Green - british car day

1967 Jaguar 420G in Willow Green

 

1967 Austin Healey MMIII in Golden Beige Metalic - britih car day

1967 Austin Healey MMIII in Golden Beige Metallic

 

red 1958 Jaguar XK150 DHC - british car day

1958 Jaguar XK150 DHC

 

green 1962 Jaguar XKE OTS - british car day

1962 Jaguar XKE OTS (Open Two Seater)

 

blue 2007 Jaguar XK - british car day

2007 Jaguar XK

 

green 1963 Jaguar D-Type - british car day

1963 Jaguar D-Type

 

red 1958 Jaguar XK 150S - british car day

1958 Jaguar XK 150S

 

green 1961 Jaguar MK IX

1961 Jaguar MK IX

 

green 1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC - british car day

1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC

 

silver 1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Coupe - british car day

1967 Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Coupe

 

1962 Jaguar Series 1 Convertible XKE in Sherwood Green - british car day

1962 Jaguar Series 1 Convertible XKE in Sherwood Green

 

silver blue 1951 Jaguar XK120 FHC - british car day

1951 Jaguar XK120 FHC

 

blue 1968 Jaguar E-Type - british car day

1968 Jaguar E-Type; 6 Cyl 4.2 L

 

green 1968 Jaguar E-Type - british car day

1968 Jaguar E-Type; only one owner

 

green 1966 Jaguar E-Type - british car day

1966 Jaguar E-Type

 

black 2007 Jaguar Estate Wagon - british car day

2007 Jaguar Estate Wagon

 

beige 1998 Jaguar XK8 - british car day

1998 Jaguar XK8

 

black 2014 Jaguar F-Type S - british car day

2014 Jaguar F-Type S

 

silver 2008 Jaguar S-Type - british car day

2008 Jaguar S-Type

 

green 1960 Aston Martin DB4 - british car day

green 1960 Aston Martin DB4 - british car day

My pick: 1960 Aston Martin DB4, the couple has owned this gem for 43 years

 

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The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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