Kilgarvan Motor Museum

Kilgarvan Motor Museum

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On a driving holiday through the U.K. last year I searched out a few Motor Museums. I really enjoyed them all, but Kilgarven in the South of Ireland was particularly enjoyable. Here are some pictures I took there.

Before you enter the sheds that house the museum, there are some very pretty gardens, and bits and pieces strewn around. Like this! [imgur id=BTSwMA8.jpg] So, I started walking around, and the first car I saw was this brand spanking new Porsche 911GT3!! What? It’s not a GT3? Sorry.. they all look the same to me.. [imgur id=G9JcElu.jpg] Niiice! Ye Olde English Triumph Stag! [imgur id=QqgluI1.jpg]I’ve never seen one of these before, a German Adler. [imgur id=Qt5MCMY.jpg]This Rolls-Royce Corniche (in a MOST unusual colour!) was the result of a ground-up restoration by the Museum. [imgur id=I00PYeW.jpg]A very nice Model T Ford! [imgur id=xDBLlcy.jpg]And a beautiful Gold Riley. [imgur id=Cd1nhN4.jpg]Here’s a nice old Rover! [imgur id=0QXcBRn.jpg]This Hillman Special was most likely something in it’s day! [imgur id=WWj4glc.jpg]And a STUNNING Rolls-Royce Phantom. [imgur id=VZrJwWp.jpg] And her Flying Lady emblem. [imgur id=jhf6rlm.jpg]A very cool Sunbeam Alpine which appeared to have been modified for racing. [imgur id=JJkFuzU.jpg]And a very sweet Isetta 3-wheeler – these are VERY collectible now! [imgur id=2Zt6wLT.jpg]

One of reasons Kilgarven was so enjoyable was that the owner and curator (Trevor) spent time with me, walking through the exhibits and telling me how he came by them, what he had done to restore them, etc.

Every car had a history – you should visit and hear about them 🙂 You can see the rest of my pictures HERE!