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ROVER SPEED 20

Weymann saloon, coachbuilt saloon, sportsman's coupé, Hastings coupé, 4-seat tourer.

A simple recipe - take your largest engine, put it in your smallest chassis and hey presto, you've got a sport car. 85mph possible, there were triple SU carbs by '34 in place of the original single downdraught device, the short 111ins frame had the engine set 3ins lower and further back than standard, and there were servo brakes. By '34 underslung frames were in (a Wilks brothers innovation), and if Rover had their marketing heads on, it could have been a cheap (£495 in '34) alternative to the Alvis Speed 20. Now rare...

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2565cc (S6 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1931 to 1934  
Number produced:
n/a