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Clasic Rovers Remaining

Postby Philadelphia Rover » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:30 am

Good evening Rover enthusiasts:


Please forgive me if this information is already posted somewhere and I have overlooked it. Please feel free to move the post where it belongs.

I am interested in learning the number of historic Rovers by model known to remain worldwide. Would RSR or the Veteran Car Club or another source have the most accurate records? Of particular interest to me is pre-war Rovers and single cylinder Rovers. (I do know that the P5 club is currently doing a worldwide census on P5's.)

I appreciate your courtesy and help!


Rob
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Re: Clasic Rovers Remaining

Postby lakesrally » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:08 am

Hi Rob,

This is a difficult one, what do you class as remaining? I am trying to track down all the remaining 14/45 and 16/50 cars. Worldwide there would appear to be 3 (or 4 if Chris Clayton has got his car through its MOT) roadworthy ones but there are at least as many again which are almost complete but not on the road. In addition there are a couple of chassis, some with engines, and various piles of parts that might make a car if all these parts were brought together. In total I think there may be as many as 20 chassis but only 7 almost complete cars. There are two others that we know of but cannot track down present owners.

That's the picture for these cars but once you start to look at all the other types of Rover there are so many different interpretations of what might count as an existing car that it will be difficult to get an accurate picture. One mans restorable car is another mans stock of saleable parts.

Best of luck with your quest.
Stewart Devlin
1925 16/50 5-seat Tourer
1933 14 Pilot Saloon
1949 P3 75 Saloon
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Re: Clasic Rovers Remaining

Postby chris dancey » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:17 pm

Hi Rob,

I did try to find as many Rover '10' 1935 cars as I could, just the one model back in the 1980's , its very difficult to because lots of cars are still hiding in Barns and some are incomplete, used as chicken coupe's etc. and some owners are not in a car club. My ' Snowdrop ' was being used as a wedding hire car, the owner was not interested in classic cars only his photographic business and the ' 10 ' I have just bought on Ebay was also left at the back of a barn for years, and only came to light with the death of its elderly owner.
Best of luck, it would be a mammoth task but at least the internet is a useful medium . Regards Chris Dancey
1934 ( 1935 model ) P1 '10' Saloon RD 6160
1935 P1 '10' Saloon ( originally JB 6729 ) now VSJ 156
1959 P4 '75' Saloon 1 ROV
1933 MG J2 Cycle Wing Model APB 560
1933 MG J2 Competition Model ALX 124
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Re: Clasic Rovers Remaining

Postby chris dancey » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:09 am

;) Hi Rob, You will see posts elsewhere, I have taken on the task of recording all the 1935 year models ' 10 ' hp. Regards Chris
1934 ( 1935 model ) P1 '10' Saloon RD 6160
1935 P1 '10' Saloon ( originally JB 6729 ) now VSJ 156
1959 P4 '75' Saloon 1 ROV
1933 MG J2 Cycle Wing Model APB 560
1933 MG J2 Competition Model ALX 124
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Re: Clasic Rovers Remaining

Postby DenGal » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:38 am

Hi Chris I am going to check out two pre war Rovers tommorow. Believe one of the cars is a 10 the other a 12. I'll let you know details soon as I do.
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Re: Clasic Rovers Remaining

Postby chris dancey » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:54 pm

Thanks, Hope you have some success, its a difficult task sometimes.
1934 ( 1935 model ) P1 '10' Saloon RD 6160
1935 P1 '10' Saloon ( originally JB 6729 ) now VSJ 156
1959 P4 '75' Saloon 1 ROV
1933 MG J2 Cycle Wing Model APB 560
1933 MG J2 Competition Model ALX 124
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