Aero-engined car on display

The car reached 272 mph. Credit: Museum of Wales

Babs which was the fastest car in the world has gone on display at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

A reconstruction of the car, plus some its original parts, will feature in the Museum’s main hall.

Babs was built in 1923 rebuilt in 1925-26 and reconstructed by Owen Wyn Owen in 1969-1985.

From 1926 until 1927, J. G. Parry Thomas held the world land speed record with Babs. It had a 27,030 cc Liberty aero-engine.

But disaster struck when he tragically died at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire in 1927, trying to regain the record.