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24-11-2017
New Arrival : Range Rover Classic AMBULANCE 1976
New Arrival : Range Rover Classic AMBULANCE 1976

Nice Suffix D 1976 Range Rover ambulance conversion made by Wadham Stringer Coach builders. Kept in dry storage in the last years, nice running. Most of its original equipment still present: original stretcher (fixing clamp on floor missing), oxygen system, lights and siren controls, livery....

Solid chassis and body.

 

13-11-2017
Mooi plaatje : Rover P6 - Hovercraft
Mooi plaatje  : Rover P6 - Hovercraft
01-11-2017
Mooi setje Rover SD1 velgen gereed voor verzending ....
Mooi setje Rover SD1 velgen gereed voor verzending ....
28-10-2016
new arrival : Corgi nr 38 Monte Carlo 1965 GIFT SET
new arrival : Corgi nr 38 Monte Carlo 1965 GIFT SET
26-08-2016
nog tot en met Zondag : Stoppelhaene 2016 Raalte
nog tot en met Zondag : Stoppelhaene 2016 Raalte
26-08-2016
SD1 Vitesse......... donor binnen
SD1 Vitesse......... donor binnen
03-02-2016
3-2-2016 "sloper P6 2200TC"
3-2-2016 "sloper P6 2200TC"
05-07-2015
leuke replica : 1961 Rover Jet 1 Recreation
leuke replica : 1961 Rover Jet 1 Recreation

Chassis Number: 650103491

 

On 8th March 1950, car manufacturers Rover unveiled the first car powered with a gas turbine engine. Named 'JET1', the two-seater model was powered by the same kind of engine used in a jet; its first public test drive was at the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire on 9th March 1950. The model being tested was only experimental, but the company hoped production models would be ready in the coming years. JET1 had been built with the engine positioned behind the seats, with air intake grilles on either side of the car and exhaust outlets on the top of the tail. During tests, the car reached top speeds of 90mph, with the engine running at 50,000rpm. The Royal Automobile Club recorded an acceleration speed of 0-60 mph in 14 seconds.

 

It proved difficult to build an engine small enough to fit in a car which would also be fuel efficient, so the gas turbine powered car was never going to be a viable alternative to the combustion engine. Rover went into decline in the late 1980s, in common with much of British heavy engineering; BMW took over the company in 1994. It was sold again in 2000 to Phoenix Venture Holdings. The company began trading as MG Rover, but it struggled to make a profit and went into receivership in 2005.

 

JET 1 is now on permanent display in the Making the Modern World gallery in the Science Museum. What we have here today is an accurate recreation of the original car. Built in the 1980s as believed by the vendor, it was based on a low mileage Rover 90, using the car's original 2.5-litre straight six engine. The vendor also says that the car runs and drives.

20-06-2015
20 juni ...... wachten op beter weer!!
20 juni ...... wachten op beter weer!!
12-05-2015
Mooi stukje "Autovisie"....
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