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Ken G
07-29-2004, 01:51 PM
I recently came on a website that had on it a picture (attached) identified as a 1924 Rover 16/50. Well, it isn't, because I have a 16/50. Can anyone identify it? It is clearly a Rover, from the radiator and various other clues, but it is smaller than a 16/50 and lacks four-wheel brakes. It is different from the 1925 Rover 12, of which I have a picture, which didn't have the slope to the bonnet near the windscreen (and I think did have four-wheel brakes). Is this the so-called Rover Clegg of the early 1920s?

Ken G, 1925 Rover 16/50 (San Francisco)

Bugeye58
07-29-2004, 03:08 PM
Ken, I went hunting, and found this site.
The car may match the 1921 12 HP. You would know much better than I.
The referenced site seems to have a fair selection of pre-war illustrations.

http://www.rover.org.nz/gallery/vintage/pages/rov1920_jpg_jpg.htm

Jeff

Ken G
07-29-2004, 09:39 PM
Bugeye (your car, not you, I hope), yes, that's it, even to the bulb horn mounted up high to the right of the windscreen. I don't know about 1920 but they well may have made it for a few years. Now why couldn't I find that site? Anyway, thanks.

Ken G, 1925 Rover 16/50 (San Francisco)

Bugeye58
07-29-2004, 10:11 PM
My pleasure to help, Ken. I love to go researching obscurities, and have no idea why, other than the satisfaction I get from it.
Yes, the Bugeye refers to one of the race cars, not any medical condition! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Jeff