Used Rover Tourer in South West

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Rover Tourer
£16,750
Rover Tourer
£16,750
transmission Manual
registration SV4982
engine size 1530cc
mileage 1
fuel type Petrol
year 1925
Saloon
4 Doors
Colour Red
Description
Crossley Brothers was formed in 1867 by Francis and William Crossley and found early renown for its design and production of engines. Having provided these to a number of manufacturers, a move into making its own vehicles was a natural progression and in 1904 Crossley Motors was founded. This delightful Crossley was constructed in Manchester in 1925 and exported to Australia as a rolling chassis, where it was bodied by Properts of Sydney. Its first owner purchased it at the Sydney Motor Show and it then stayed in the local area, passing between several owners and eventually ending up with a flat back conversion. Australian Crossley Register member Peter Caunt bought the car in a dilapidated state in 1985 and began the process of starting its restoration, with the chassis restored. However, the project stalled, and the car was put up for sale. The chassis was complete but required work including stripping down and rebuilding the engine; although the bodywork was in a sorry state, a surprising amount of it survived. He finished the Crossley's restoration in 1994 and it's been taxed and insured for the road ever since then. It's impossible to look at this car without smiling; it provides the viewer with an instant feel-good factor, transporting you to yesteryear and an altogether slower pace of life. ""The paintwork was brush painted and varnished by a professional coach painter/sign writer as per the original. And gives a good finish, although some small surface areas could be retouched if required. The Maroon paint is by Techaloid (some of the leftover paint is provided) and was matched to the paint on the rear doors, which was the original paintwork."The Mohair hood and tonneau were fitted in 2003 and remain in excellent condition. It's been used regularly – mainly for local rallies, the annual Crossley rally and pleasure driving in recent years. However, unsurprisingly, it's not seen much action in the last 12 months, although it has been started and run on a
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