Gatehouse Motors Limited of Highgate

Scope and Content

This collection contains: petty cash books, 1949-1953; cash book, 1942-1951; sales ledger, 1935-1951; purchase day book, 1935-1944; purchase ledgers, 1935-1951; car storage accounts book, 1939-1944; other accounts books, 1935-1945; expenditure analysis books, 1944-1950; vehicle stock books, 1935-1950; correspondence relating to car storage, 1941-1944; other files and miscellaneous documents.

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm specialised between the wars in Alvis and other quality used cars and was a British Salmson agent. The changed circumstances of the post-war period are reflected in its trade in reconditioned ex-service vehicles, including jeeps, acquired from government surplus sales and resold for commercial use.

Reference: Catalogue to the collection.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by the Centre in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.