P4 in Windermere

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P4 in Windermere

Post by lakesrally » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:21 pm

P4 reg UKO 635 spotted in Windermere outside a friend's house. Any idea who it belongs to?
Stewart Devlin
1925 16/50 5-seat Tourer
1933 14 Pilot Saloon
1949 P3 75 Saloon

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Re: P4 in Windermere

Post by 10SS1934 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:38 pm

Hi, just seen this one as a friend of mine told me about the posting.
UKO 635 is my trusty 1955 Rover '75' which was on a whistle-stop tour of the Lake District back in July.
My better half and I covered 733 miles going from North Norfolk to Burnley (Padiam) for a few days with relatives then on to Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere and not forgetting the Lakeland Motor Museum. Returned via Kendal and across the Yorkshire Dales, just missing Stage 1 of the Tour de France by one day - Phew! :D
The car never missed a beat, which says much for Rover engineering. I had intended to do the run in my 1939 Rover 10 Coupe, but the steep hills and the car's rarity put me off.
Now I am looking to add to my Rover collection with a more modern '25' for my everyday use, finally saying a fond farewell to my Morris Minor Traveller that has served me well for 11 years.

Chas Bayer
1934 P1 10hp Sports Saloon
1939 P2 10hp Coupe
1955 P4 '75' Saloon
1957 P4 '105S' Saloon
1932 Alvis Firefly 12 Cross & Ellis DHC
1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre Park Ward Sports Saloon
1936 R-R 20/25hp Offord & Sons Allweather

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Re: P4 in Windermere

Post by lakesrally » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:22 am

Hi Chas, thanks for the info, it explains why I didn't recognise the reg as a locally owned car, you were a long way from home. Glad you had a good tour.
Stewart Devlin
1925 16/50 5-seat Tourer
1933 14 Pilot Saloon
1949 P3 75 Saloon

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