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Some of our Club Cars:
Rover P3 Garage Workshop Day
The Rover P3 series were Rover 60 (1.6 litre 4 cyl) and 75 (2.1-litre 6cyl) produced from 1948 to 1949. The preceding model was the Rover 16 (P2) and successor was the Rover P4 Cyclops 75. Two body styles were available, a 6-light saloon and 4-light sports saloon. Most of the cars released in Australia were the larger engined 75.
1905 Rover 6HP
This is a 1905 Single Cylinder 6 HP Rover. The car won the RACV Classic Showcase for Best Veteran vehicle in 2011. It is one of the oldest Rovers in Australia, and according to the Rover Sports Register one of only 7 surviving cars in the World.
Rover car production began in 1904, with the Rover 8. The second was the 1905 6HP. On release the car cost 100 Guineas, It featured a wooden chassis suspended on rigid axles and semi-elliptic leaf springs. Engine was a 780cc single-cylinder, side-valve that drove the rear wheels via a three-speed manual gearbox. In production from 1905 to 1912, according to MG Rover Production figures, 2,296 6HP were produced.
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The MONA Rover @ Museum of Old & New Art Hobart Tasmania
In late 2010 RCCA was contacted by the Curator of the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart wanting a Rover SD1 for an art installation by the Swiss visual artist Roman Signer. He had already “done” an installation some years before which he called called EngPass. Our Tasmanian Members found him a Donor Car.
For this recreation of Engpass at MONA two converging concrete walls were constructed on a slab base, into which a Rover SD1 was driven at around 40km/h to be wedged in the rear opening. This was viewed by a crowd of around 2000 people on the Moorilla Estate lawns, and broadcast through the Tasmanian ABC network. There was of course the appropriate safety and stunt personnel. As the car was to be “driven” into the walls, it needed to be a “going” concern.
The installation is still there, although the car as you would imagine is slowly rusting away! And it looks like some parts are being “souvenired”.
Video can be downloaded here: