55,000 mile Rover, my lad has just said to me I can’t getting that thing Looking good and it’s a scrapper Mmmm I think I could body is totally rot free A straight old car not many tastefully modded ones about I know the owner it could be prized away cheap....
I stumbled across these today in a farmers undergrowth...
Now, there was loads and loads of old tractors and farm equiptment there, which is what I was really interested in. I eventually found the farmer and asked him if it would be ok to come back at a later date and wander around his property taking photos of all the cool old machinery. He said that would be fine, and so one day this week I'm hoping to get back there and take some proper pictures of it all. The question is, once i've done all that, would you guys be interested in seeing a load of rusty old tractors, theres a lot, maybe even 100! If you are I'll post the pics once i've done them.
Are they all Rootes group cars? If there happens to be a Metallic Purple Arrow series Singer Gazelle there take loads of pictures of it... Then tell me where it is please!
I'm sure they were featured in Practical Classics mag a few years back,owned by 2/3 brothers iirc,all rootes stuff they have some roadworthy ones as well
All appears to be Rootes; Minx, Hunter, Avenger, Husky, you name it! I wouldn't be suprised if there is one in there, if I see one I'll be sure to let you know.
I did see something in a issue of PC around Christmas time that said a couple of brothers had passed that had spent their life collecting Rootes and maybe even a couple of Panhards and they had no heirs so were all set to be scrapped. PC asking if you had a similar collection to make sure it was safe after you've gone. If this is these same people no one has been in there to start the clear up yet. Maybe I'll have to go back over there this weekend just in case.
Yes indeed, if you can forward any details to www.leylandprincess.co.uk or send me a PM and I'll do it for you that would be appreciated. It's not one I have on my modest database so it's good to have found another reg. What I can tell you is that it's a series 1 car, in what looks to be HL trim, with the 1800 B series engine. Looks like it might be sporting a Hella spotlight grille too. Given the location I wouldn't be surprised if it's recently been evicted from one of those garages. Looks like it might also be Brazil, which is a surprisingly nice metallic brown that Princesses were available in.
I don't visit this thread that often, so thanks for the tag, Daz, otherwise I would have missed this one.
Got a couple more photos of the the Rootes hoard today. Knocked but no answer so didn't intrude (too far). I think I saw 25 cars there today and counted about another 35 on Google satellite images. I only stayed on the boarder of the road and field really due to incredibly dense foliage. I will go back again, and I will have more time and photograph everything.
But here are a few more from today's outing anyway.
+ bonus little find in the form of a Jowett Javelin
Not directly interested in it for myself but certainly interested in finding it a home where it would get restored & returned to the road rather than just be left to rot - now having said that the surroundings of where it is stored don't match that of the car - so the car is covered in dust & debris and has obviously been languishing in some type of barn / building however the garage where it is now has a clean floor and is tidy, there is a small area of the rear window to the right that has the dust swept from it too - it tends to suggest that it has been recently moved / rescued - it would appear to be a early model too so 1947 - 1950
1973 Rover 3500 P6 Auto - 23k miles - All original 1937 Jowett 8 HP Saloon - In many, many pieces 1951 Jowett Jupiter - In more pieces than the 8 HP 1952 Jowett Javelin - In regular use jowett.org/ 1954 Jowett Jupiter - Complete - future restoration project 2000 P38 Range Rover 4.0 SE - Daily / Tow vehicle
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The surroundings of where it is stored don't match that of the car - so the car is covered in dust & debris and has obviously been languishing in some type of barn / building however the garage where it is now has a clean floor and is tidy, there is a small area of the rear window to the right that has the dust swept from it too - it tends to suggest that it has been recently moved / rescued.
I was thinking similar, though, it was found in an open lean to built on the side of a barn on quite a large farm with plenty of outbuildings. I was wondering whether it had been saved or has been moved there from else where on the farm ready to be put on eBay or similar.