Gables Service Station
30 June 2005
1924 ROVER 8 TWO SEATER WITH DICKEY
Registration No. NR 3921
Chassis No. LC 94393
Engine No. 94393
Grey with black wings and black interior
Engine: two cylinder, horizontally opposed, side valve, air-cooled, 1,135cc; Gearbox: three speed manual; Suspension: front and rear quarter-elliptic leaf springs; Brakes: two wheel drum. Right hand drive
'NR 3921' would have been registered new under Leicestershire County Council, its date of registration being 12th May 1924, and it was within this same jurisdiction that it is first recorded after the war in 1950, when the log book it retains was issued. At that time Maurice Brown of Loughborough was its owner, and he kept it for a further two years before selling to Charles Abbey of the same city. Three years later on 21st April 1955, the Rover ventured south to High Wycombe when it became the property of Peter Green.
Although not stated on the log book it is thought that the last date of road tax in 1957 would represent the approximate time when it passed to the Sharpe Family. Nor can an actual date be confirmed of when it was first laid up, but again judging by others within the barn it has been kept, this may well be four or more decades.
Today the Rover appears generally complete, and although seemingly in fair order, owing to its storage must be considered in need of thorough attention.
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