1949  Coventry Victor Motor Co. Ltd.  Venus Prototype

Location In Museum: Store

Only six Venus’s were built by Coventry Victor (four saloons and two convertibles), this being the only survivor.

Found on a farm in Devon the car was purchased with 1981 with aid from a Science Museum grant. Very little is known of its history except that it is a prototype and is unusual in having the engine mounted ahead of the front wheels and employing rear wheel drive.

The engine is in a flat four configuration as Coventry Victor employed in their stationary and industrial diesel and petrol applications.

Coventry Victor supposedly ordered all of their Venus prototypes (the car never made it into production) to be destroyed.  It is unknown how this one escaped the scrap man and ended up on a farm in Devon.

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