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The Dundee Museum of Transport Are Paying Homage To The Only Car Ever To Be Built In The City

The new 3D model of the Werbell goes on display at the Dundee Museum of Transport from tomorrow. (Picture: Supplied)
The new 3D model of the Werbell goes on display at the Dundee Museum of Transport from tomorrow. (Picture: Supplied)

The Dundee Museum of Transport are to unveil a new 3D-printed model of the only car to ever be built in Dundee.


Between 1907 and 1909, the "Werbell", the only car to ever be built in Dundee, took to the streets, leaving an unprecedented mark on Scottish motoring culture.


Unfortunately, no Werbell car is still in existence today, but thanks to an Abertay University student, the car, which was the brainchild of brothers William and Edward Raikes-Bell, is now being brought back to life.

The 'Werbell' was the only car to ever be built in Dundee. (Picture: Supplied)

Abertay University student Ellie Smith designed the 1:12 scale meticulous replica of the iconic ‘Werbell’ vintage car which will go on display at the Dundee Museum of Transport.


Serving as the city's only known automobile creation, only ten Werbell cars were ever manufactured.


The Werbell was named after the two brothers who created it – William and Edward Raikes-Bell – in their automobile workshop in South Ward Road, and it was manufactured from 1907 to 1909. With its 4084cc petrol engine, supplied by Coventry-based makers White and Poppe, and its elegant design, the Werbell touring car was much loved by Scottish motoring enthusiasts.


The Werbell goes on display at the Dundee Museum of Transport from tomorrow.



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