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Rover 14

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This is an example of the Rover P2, a range of similarly styled and engineered cars introduced in 1937 that was also available with 10, 12, 16 and 20hp engines. This car was acquired by Mrs Gee Pringle in 1950 and used regularly by her for 45 years. Mrs Pringle was the wife of a naval officer and the car was shipped to Sri Lanka aboard an aircraft carrier in 1953.

Rover is one of the oldest established names in the British motor industry. Like many motor manufacturers its origins lie in the bicycle industry; the Rover name first appearing on tricycles built by Starley and Sutton in 1884. By the late 1920s the Rover Company was in financial difficulty. The appointment of Spencer Wilks as Managing Director in 1928 heralded the start of a new era of prosperity.

Year1938
CountryBritish
Capacity1,577cc
CylindersIn-line 6
ValvesOverhead
Output48hp @ 4,500rpm
Maximum speed70mph/112.65kph
Price new£320
ManufacturerThe Rover Co. Ltd
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust

 

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