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1911 Minerva 16CV Landaulet [WT]

1911 Minerva 16CV [WT] in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Movie, 1995 IMDB

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: BE

1911 Minerva 16CV Landaulet [WT]

Position 0:43:16 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


Sunbar UK

2007-05-21 22:07

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DynaMike NL

2007-05-21 22:24

The shape of the radiator indicates a Standard, I'd say.

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-05-22 01:38

Or else Minerva.

DynaMike NL

2007-05-22 12:15

I'd stay with Standard. The car looks very similar (though it isn't the same) as the 1913 Standard 20hp Landaulette that Lord and Lady Baden-Powell got as a wedding present from the Boy Scouts (who payed voluntary the maximum of one penny each...).

Alexander DE

2007-05-22 13:29

I would agree with 'Standard'.

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-05-23 10:29

If you compare the radiator shape of the 1910 Standard on this page - http://www.britishmm.co.uk/history.asp?id=842
with the Minervas on this page -
http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/wokr/gallery/Gallery6.htm - particularly this one -
http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/wokr/gallery/min_02.htm - you see why I contend that this is a Minerva. Notice the curved top of the radiator on the Minerva compared with the almost straight top sides of the Standard.

Raul1983 FI

2007-05-23 10:44

It does look like a Minerva...

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-05-23 10:58

Next thing now is to work out which model. There were two sleeve-valve fours in the pre WW1 years - the 14hp 2.3 litre model JJ and the 18hp 3.8 litre model EE. I would guess this is one of the smaller ones. It would date from around 1914.

vilero ES

2012-05-04 18:19

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Sunbar UK

2012-05-04 19:55

This 1911 Minerva... "featured in the 1995 film The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain"...

[Image: minerva.jpg]
Pictured on location during filming.

"On television, she was used in the 1983 BBC drama The Weather in the Streets with Joanna Lumley and Michael York, which was filmed at Mawley Hall, Cleobury Mortimer, and The Monocled Mutineer, starring Paul McGann, in 1986, which was filmed by the BBC partly in Staffordshire."

Searching for the actual type, its apparently a Minerva 16cv Type WT from 1910.

Link to "www.motorbase.com"

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