- Photographed at the Adelaide Heritage Run, Keswick, South Australia in October 2018

1927 Arrol-Johnson Dominion Tourer

Photographed at the Adelaide Heritage Run, Keswick, South Australia in October 2018

When somebody mentions Scotland, most people think of Whisky, Kilts, Snow and Rolling Hills, not of Scottish Cars.

And yet Scotland - a country with a past of legendary inventors and engineers - have indeed built some brilliant cars!

All Scottish car manufacturers have since faded into the annals of history, but in 1927 in the town of Dumphries a company called Arrol-Johnson created the beautiful vehicle seen here.

So, here's a little about the company. Later known as Arrol-Aster, Arrol-Johnson operated from 1896 until 1931 and in fact produced the first automobile manufactured in Britain. They also developed the world's first Off-Road vehicle - for the Egyptian Government - and also built a vehicle which traversed snow and ice on Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole. Did I mention before that the Scots knew a bit?

There isn't a lot information around relating to this particular model, but I believe it has a straight-six engine of 2370cc and a 4-speed gearbox.

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Comments (2)

  • Very nice! That brass grill shell is beautiful!

      1 year ago
    • The Scottish cars were renowned for their build quality and reliability, and it shows here I think. Lovely car!

        1 year ago

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