New headlamps for Norfolk’s Panhard et Levassor car in memory of car enthusiast Mike Vincent
It is a Norfolk treasure that has been enjoyed by hundreds of people, and now the well-loved Panhard et Levassor is complete with authentic headlamps fitted in memory of one of the car's biggest fans.
The dark blue four cylinder vehicle - once owned by Charles Rolls co-founder of Rolls Royce - is the county's oldest working motor car and was built in Paris in 1899.
Money donated by former Team Panhard leader, Mike Vincent, who died aged 71 of a heart attack in November 2010, paid for the replica lamps that date back to the 1970s and run off gas.
Current Team Panhard leader Philip Waltham, from Thurlton, said: 'Without Mike the car would not have continued. He took it as a static exhibition to a moving car and it has enabled people in Norfolk to see and hear a Victorian motor car in action.'
The car has been based at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near Dereham, since 1996 when it was moved from Norwich's Strangers' Hall Museum. Team Panhard members care for the car.
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