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Brooke

Specialty sports vehicle maker Brooke Cars Ltd. is situated in Devon, England, not far from Honiton. It was started in the year 2002.

Specialty sports vehicle maker Brooke Cars Ltd. is situated in Devon, England, not far from Honiton. After purchasing the car rights from Brooke Kensington, it was founded in 2002.

Brooke

This Indian-built Brook Swancar from the 1910s was among the more bizarre vehicles built. The Swancar was unlike anything on the road, complete with golden Lotus plants, flashing eyes, and a moving beak that sprayed steam.

Robert Nicholl Matthewson, a Scotsman, had the idea for the Swancar while traveling in India. It was one of the earliest automobiles produced in India, and the Maharaja of Nabha subsequently bought it and created a small Cygnet to go with it.

A playable horn with four distinct tones, brushes on the tires to wipe up elephant poop, and even a back valve to spray fake dung are some of the other unusual features.

The public's reaction to the Swancar when it first struck the road was very positive. Obviously, the vehicle was banned due to the distracting nature of the design.

Carved wood was used to build the body on top of the Brooke chassis. Due to the solid wood, the automobile weights a substantial 6615 lbs (3000 kg)

The Swancar is still in service today thanks to the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands, which bought it in 1990 at a Bonhams auction. It needs a thorough restoration, including new Indian-made upholstery. It has twice been displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance since restoration: in 1986 and 2012.