Rover 14 Chassis for Auction

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chris dancey
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Rover 14 Chassis for Auction

Post by chris dancey » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:38 am

...at Brightwells in Leominster 6th March 2013. Estimate £3500 - £4500 tele : 01568 611122 mob. 07970 309907 ref. C359132

Would make a nice special.
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andrewmcg
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Re: Rover 14 Chassis for Auction

Post by andrewmcg » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:34 pm

Hi Chris
This chassis is from a 1936 Speed 14 Streamline Coupe and has been on display as a rolling chassis at the Molesworth Museum up near Chester for many years, I first saw it in 1992/3 at which time I was restoring one of these cars so I had a long and interesting chat with the Curator who had owned it for some 20 years already and hoped to restore it 'one of these days'. In fact I had a call from fellow RSR member Tony Davis confirming it was still on display last summer, who also spoke with the Curator who told him it was still his intention to restore/rebuild 'one of these days'.

We have no previous history on the RSR archive database prior to my discovering the chassis at the Molesworth Museum in 1992/3, but the chassis number which I took down confirms it is a chassis from a 1936 Speed 14 Streamline Coupe.

Condition wise it all looked good when I saw it 20 years ago and Brightwell's pictures indicate it is still in a similar condition, therefore I feel with all the Speed 14 running gear including triple carbs and the Rudge Whitworth splined wheels in situ you may well find considerable interest from a number of existing Speed 14 owners whose cars are under restoration and in need of mechanical parts who would be very happy to get their hands on whats on offer, in which case the guide price might well be exceeded??

I know when I was seeking parts for my Speed 14 back in the 1990's I would have been very interested.

I will watch the outcome with interest
Regards
Andrew McGovern
Pre 1950 RSR Archivist

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Re: Rover 14 Chassis for Auction

Post by andrewmcg » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:18 am

Hi all

I see on Brightwells website this rolling chassis sold for a hammer price of £4,600 at yesterdays auction

Cheers
Andrew McGovern

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