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ROVER SCARAB

2-seat tourer.

Given the bird by the dealers, and rightly so, the Scarab never went into production and would probably have killed a firm priding itself on middle-weight, middle-class products. The car used a pushrod ohv air cooled vee-twin engine, which was fitted into a ladder type chassis with independent suspension by coil springs on a sliding pillar at the front and by a coil spring swing axle set-up at the rear. There was a dummy front radiator, and the machine suffered from over-heating, noise and engine roughness. It appeared at Olympia but never for public consumption.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
839cc (V2 OHV) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1932 to 1932  
Number produced:
n/a