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Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Department Collection

The Lord Provost's Car

1920s

The Lord Provost's Car

I don't know where this photo was taken.  I think the car is a Daimler

Edinburgh Lord Provost's Car  -  1920s

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

 

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    Edinburgh Lord Provost's Car  -  1920s

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1.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Allan Dodds wrote:

Daimler Double Six

     Edinburgh Lord Provost's Car  -  1920s  

"The vehicle is undoubtedly a Daimler Double Six -  the largest car ever to be built in the UK.  It boasted a 7.2 litre, 150 HP V-twelve cylinder sleeve valve engine and weighed in at around three and a half tons.

Queen Mary had one, so that's what Edinburgh ratepayers' money was squandered on then!  It would be worth around 300,000 today."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  February 24, 2012

The size of the car certainly makes the chauffeur look quite small !

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 24, 2012

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Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Bryan Gourlay wrote:

Daimler Double Six

     Edinburgh Lord Provost's Car  -  1920s  

"Curiously, the car doesn't have a number plate.  Maybe it had just been delivered from the factory.

I seem to remember the Lord Provost's car's registration number was always 'S0'

There was an Interesting story in The Scotsman on this topic in 2009, suggesting that the number  plate was worth around 500,000."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  February 25, 2012

Official Cars

There were similar number plates allocated to 'Official Cars' in the West of Scotland:

     -  G0 owned by Glasgow Council and used by the Glasgow Lord Provost

     -  V0 owned by Strathclyde Regional Council.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 26, 2012

 

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Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gus Coutts who wrote:

Official Cars

"The Council also owned S10. **

I can remember in the late-1950s/early-1960s, these limos were used to collect the takings form the tennis courts and putting greens in Rosefield Park, Portobello, and also I presume from other council facilities.

Whether or not this was an economical use of these large limos when not required for official/ceremonial duties, rather than having them and the driver doing nothing, is another matter."

Car Numbers

"During the same period The Edinburgh City Police Traffic Department had a number of patrol cars bearing the numbers between SFS1 and SFS10.

These included Jaguar Mk2, Austin A105 and Riley Pathfinder - SFS4 was a Mk2 Jag."

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  February 27, 2012

**  Other Car Numbers

Several years ago, I bought a book by Noel Woodall titled 'Car Numbers'  in which he gives details of about cars with cherished or interesting numbers and their owners. 

There are probably about 30,000 car numbers listed in this book.  Many of the early Edinburgh numbers still seem to be in use.  The book includes information about  S0, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8 and S10.

Acknowledgement:  'Car Numbers' (Noel Woodall), Publ: Transport Bookman Publications,1985

 

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