The First British Car

One of the most unique stories in the history of the British car is that of the inventor Frederick Bremer (1872-1941). Bremer was a plumber by trade who had a fascination for cars. In 1894, Bremer built in his small workshop at the rear of a house in Connaught Road, Walthamstow, in East London, Britain’s first four-wheeled car powered with an internal combustion engine. It is said that this was Bremer’s second car, the first being gas-powered. However, there does not seem to have been any attempt to put his second car into mass production, as Bremer apparently built the vehicle by the way of a personal challenge.    

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