Rover 100, has been an every day driver for the past few years. Always well maintained and garaged. This is a rust free car with new leather interior and wool carpets from the UK. Suspension upgraded with heavier anti roll bar kit for more stable handling and near new radial tyres. Older paint job not concours but very presentable. Drives steers and stops well with power disc brakes up front and Petronix ignition. Great entry level classic car eligible to join the P 4 drivers guild of Australia. These cars were renowned for their outstanding build quality, and have less rust issues having aluminium door, bonnet and boot panels. Conservatively priced to sell quickly at $8500.
PRICE REDUCTION! The seller has reduced the price to a very affordable $6,500 as he realises any buyer from the mainland will need to ship the car at some cost.
This lovely vehicle is located in Hobart, Tasmania, unregistered but complete and runs. Much work done during ownership to suspension, front and rear with new shackles and bushes and replacement of king pins. Rebuilt generator, distributor and water pump, radiator disassembled cleaned and reassembled. Window and door rubbers replaced. Interior reupholstered in burgundy leather with carpets and door cards to suit, new excelsior tyres. Loom replaced. Colour slate grey over indigo blue, presentable but not perfect. Engine has no knocks or rattles and does not blow excessive exhaust. Sun roof had been replaced in the past, but needs further work, all gauges present but not all operating.Chassis number R7411042 Unfortunately the engine number remains elusive.
Seeking $8000.00 for this fine old car. Interested parties can contact me on 0439 803 723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
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I am reluctantly offering “The Bluebird” for sale, after 44 years of ownership.
The history of this car has been well documented over the past several decades in Freewheeling. In the past few years, I have rarely used more than two tanks of petrol in a year. I have come to the conclusion that I have had all the fun that I am likely to have with this vehicle and it is time for someone else to take over the responsibility for maintaining this unique piece of Australian history.
I bought the car from the estate of (probably) the second owner who was an enthusiast. I carried out a thorough restoration in 1978, including mechanical rebuild and professional respray. The car won the CVVTMC Concours in the Pre-War section in that year and won its class in the Rover Owners’ Club concours a number of times. Since then, I have not kept it in concours condition but I have used it and enjoyed it as a very reliable car.
The car attended the 2016 National Rally in Forbes and ran perfectly, as it always does. Much of the interior is original and the authenticity is museum standard.
- 1577cc six-cylinder engine rebored, new bearings about 30k miles ago
- four-speed gearbox with freewheel but no syncromesh
- Diff rebuilt recently
- Four-wheel hydraulic brakes
- Original upholstery. Rear is goo but a small tear as developed on the driver’s squab
- Good chrome but not perfect now
- Good tyres (cross-ply 5.50 x 17” on Rudge Whitworth wire wheels
- Luggage rack
- Startix (working)
- Luvax automatic garage floor lubrication system (should be blanked off and bushed replaced in nylon)
- Rewired when restored
- Sold on full registration with Pink Slip and b/w registration plates JF-025
- Extensive collection of new and used spares will accompany the car.
Selling price will be $18,000.
The car could be driven interstate but it is a long trip at 70 km/h.
Contact Jim Moule on 0490 388 470 or (02) 9542 1967
or email email@example.com
This weekend, the National Rove meet will be held in Shepparton, Victoria. This is a terrific event if you can make it along to view the vehicles at the display which is set for 11am on Sunday at the Emerald Bank Leisure Land area.
Below is a link which shows the event itinerary.
Members of the Guild, some with their partners, traveled to Tassie on the Spirit of Tasmania for a week of sightseeing.
This included not only scenery but cars as well. We caught up with Guild members David Longcake, Ken Watts and Ian Summers as well as Peter Huttemeier from the Rover Car Club of Australia who moved down to Tassie from Melbourne some years ago. As an added bonus the Guild gained a new member, Roger Hesketh and his wife Marie who met up with us for breakfast on the first day just outside of Launceston. Roger kindly acted as tour guide for the first day and led us through some lovely scenery on the way to St Marys.
We spent a lovely few hours with Ian Summers at his Museum at St Marys and then were given a great reception by Peter Huttemeier and his partner Fiona at his property in Little Swanport. Mention must be made of Fiona’s almond biscuits that were a great success.
Following these stops we made our way down the east coast via Wine Glass Bay, down to Port Arthur and on to Hobart. During our stay in Hobart we visited Bruce Hills who had an eclectic mix of cars including 3 Rover P6Bs, a Bentley Mark VI, a Hudson Super Six and the star of the show a 1935 Rover P1 Speed 14. The car is still going thanks to Triumph 2000 running gear but he still has the engine and gearbox! This visit gave the ladies some time to check out the shopping on Hobart.
From Hobart we went our separate ways with some going straight home and others staying on longer. We saw some stunning scenery, some terrific cars and met some lovely people.
We had some memorable group dinners and the food was wonderful from the Oyster Farm at Wine Glass Bay to the Greek Restaurant and the farewell dinner at the Ball and Chain both in Salamanca Square. In return we were shown some excellent hospitality and it all made for a week that will not be forgotten in a hurry.
In closing, it would be remiss not to mention the work and effort Alan Travell has put in to organise this trip and to extend to him and Di our thanks for making this trip so memorable.
The first car is a grey 1948 4 light model. (Chassis No. R8431580, Engine no. R8414554).
I have owned this car for 13 years and in the past have driven it on quite a number of long car club runs etc. Since originally purchasing the car it has been in need of a repaint although there have never been any major mechanical issues.
About a year ago I decided to commence to restore the car in order to improve the general appearance of the vehicle. I have lifted the body off the chassis and removed the motor, gearbox etc. from the chassis in readiness to clean and paint the chassis.
During the dismantling of the vehicle I have taken many photographs and made copious handwritten notes to aid in re-assembling the vehicle. I have also tagged notes to most parts removed from the vehicle.
Both the chassis and body were found to be completely free of any rust which would hamper the restoration. I believe that as well as there appearing to be no rust problems, all panels on the vehicle are undamaged, meaning that there is no requirement for extensive panel beating.
I have had all the instruments in the grey Rover restored by an automotive instrument repairer.
It is emphasised that prior to commencing the restoration the vehicle was registered and road-going. There were no mechanical issues with the car with the motor performing well.
The picture of the grey Rover parked at a lookout gives an indication of the car’s appearance prior to starting the disassembly of the vehicle about 12 months ago. However, the picture does not show the poor condition of the paint or upholstery.
The other pictures of the grey Rover are the latest pictures that I have taken. Since these pictures were taken, the remaining parts have been removed from the chassis.
The second car is a black 1948 6 light model. (Chassis no. R8412797, Engine no. R8414453).
It was purchased many years ago as a “parts car” but is complete, although in need of restoration. Since this point in time it has been parked in our garage.
The pictures of the black Rover were taken the day after we had purchased the vehicle. The car had been parked in a farm shed for many years. A day after we purchased the vehicle we were able to start the engine and drive the car a short distance up our street.
I also have a large quantity of spare parts which I have accumulated over the years, including two complete spare engines.
Ideally, I would prefer to sell the two vehicles and the spare parts in one lot. If I am able to do so, I feel that an amount of $5,000 ono is a fair and reasonable price. In setting the price which I believe is on “the low side” I have intended to make it a little more affordable for the new owner to restore the grey Rover. In my mind it is my contribution towards the restoration.
For further information or if you require pictures of specific items on the vehicles, please contact:- Graham Dawson
Phone (02) 9982 8828
I am very disappointed that I am not able to deliver on my stated intention of restoring the grey Rover due to medical reasons. Regrettably, I am now forced to abandon the restoration
Both vehicles are located at Narraweena, a suburb of Sydney situated in the northern beaches area.