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.