A forgotten Treasure

Its quite amazing what one finds when preparing to move house. Yesterday I was going through one of my drawers and came across this lovely Rover P4 model car, scale 1:43. Its brand new and still in the original box. I remember buying it many years ago simply because it was a Rover, then put it away and forgot about it. Its for sale, so if anyone is interested make me an offer. I also have three other items that I would rather give away than scrap. They must be rare for someone, a early Austin Mini exhaust manifold, an exhaust manifold for early side valve Minor (I think) and a MG Midget half shaft . These three items are free to a good home!!! Sorry! probably not what you were think about as a Mothers day gift??
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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to A forgotten Treasure

  1. Hi Ben – a technical question for a car buff – did the Austin 7 van need a starting handle or would it star with an ignition key? I’m using one in my new book but in one scene the hero uses the starting handle as a weapon!!! But I might have got it wrong …

    • irishroverpei says:

      Hi Brendan You don’t say what year the Austin 7 is? However early sevens (1920′ to maybe 1935) had a starting handle that was fixed in place, it just needed to be pushed in to engage the crank and turn the engine over. Later models had a starter but remember these were six volt systems and didn’t have a lot of cranking power. A starting handle was essential for all Austin Sevens. Hope this helps??? Ben

      Author of LILY & ME , and THE ROYAL NAVY & ME Visit blog and website http://www.irishroversbooks.com

      > Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 11:58:48 +0000 > To: irishrover1@live.com >

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