Classic Car Catalogue
||4 cyl, 1185 cm³
Powstało ok. 15 tys szt 10/25 HP.
Pilot is a 12 HP six-cylinder car available as coachbuilt or
Weymann Saloon, or as Weymann Sportsman's Coupé. All three are
priced the same at £245. The chassis cost £165. The
1410-cc OHV engine develop 30 bhp at 3600 rpm.
10/25 Weymann Sportsman's Coupé with built-in rear luggage locker
sold at £185 (sliding roof £5 extra). Saloon bodywork
is available at slightly higher price. Engine is 1185-cc (63 x 95
mm) four-cylinder, rated at 9.8 HP, with three-speed gearbox. Rear
axle drive is by worm. Wheelbase 8 ft 8 in.
HP Nizam Sports
Another new Rover
A NEW sports saloon, with striking lines and embodying several unique features, has been announced by the Rover Co. Ltd. It is known as the "Ultimax"—a combination of the words "ultimate " and "maximum"—and may be obtained on three different chassis, one of 16 h.p. and two of 20 h.p.
Streamlining of the bodywork has been carefully carried out, and smoothness of exterior characterizes the whole car. The bonnet is very long, extending from the radiator to the windscreen and thus dispensing with the scuttle. The spare wheel is concealed in the rear of the body, which is low swept and of graceful appearance. A single panel sloping screen is used, whilst the rear window is divided; the rear quarter lights conform to the curve of the roof. There are no external nooks and crannies, so that the car is particularly easy to clean.
Although the " Ultimax " is of sporting appearance there is ample accommodation for persons of any height. Comfort, indeed, is the interior key-note and in addition to luxurious upholstery and central arm rests, front and rear, there are side arm rests in both compartments, those in front being embodied in the doors. The additional comfort thus provided for the driver is marked.
The specification includes a sliding roof, dual electric screen wipers, interior lamps, one of which lights when either rear door is opened, direction indicators concealed in the front door pillars, and a detachable luggage grid.
On the 16 h.p. chassis, the Ultimax costs £495 and on the standard 20 h.p. chassis £525. When the speed model "Gazelle" chassis is used the price is £635, and in this form the car, it is claimed, is capable of approximately 90 miles per hour. The first two types have speeds of some 70 and 80 m.p.h. respectively.
MANY of the best things in this world are quite sudden and unexpected, and the advent of the speed model Rover was one of these. Without any particular warning an edition of the 20 h.p. chassis suddenly appeared last season and proceeded to show that it was a really fast motor car, and at the same time extremely pleasant and quiet. In these days of hopeful speedometers it was pleasing to find such a car whose speed was no myth, and when one of these models in the M.C.C. high speed trial covered over 84 miles in the level hour, motorists began to realise that here was a chassis worth looking into. Its development has been due to the energy and foresight of Mr. Sydney Cummings, and his firm have now produced a further model of this car with very attractive Abbey coachwork.
We had an opportunity of closely examining one of these cars recently in their showrooms in the Fulham Road, and were greatly impressed by the high finish and attention to detail.
The price of £495 for the four-seater is the same as the standard model, and the arrangement of seating and equipment is very generous. Pneumatic upholstery is fitted throughout with good room in the rear seat, and deep foot wells. The very wide doors opening at the front give easy access to the instantly adjustable front seats, and the weather protection is very complete. The screens and tool locker are neatly fitted behind the rear squab, while items of equipment include a Bluemel spring steering wheel, large door pockets, and twin electric windscreen wipers. The screen, as on other Abbey bodies, can either fold flat on the scuttle or open from the top when the hood is up, a very good point in foggy weather.
With its proved excellent performance this luxurious yet not expensive car should be in great demand among those who wish to travel fast in comfort, and without fuss and noise, and we have no doubt that the season will see many of them on the road.
Sports cars for 1933.
Rover Company, Ltd., North Works, Coventry, and S. G. Cummings, Ltd., 101, Fulham Road, London.
Speed Model : 6 cyl., 72 x 105 mm., 2,565 c.c., 19.3 h.p.
Speed Pilot : 6 cyl., 59 x 86 mm., 1,410 c.c., 12.95 h.p.
Stand No. 47.
No material alterations have been made for 1933 in either the Speed Model or the Pilot. The former has a 20 h.p. six cylinder engine, with overhead valves, a single plate clutch, four speed gear box with a central change and silent third gear, half elliptic springs all round, a wheel base of 9' 10" and a track of 4' 8½".
The Pilot Speed Model is built on similar lines, but has a wheelbase of 9' 3" and a track 4' 3".
20 h.p. Speed Model, Open 4 seater, £495.
Pilot Speed Model, Open 4 seater £350.
Sports cars for 1933.
A newcomer in the Rover range is the Speed Pilot. Developed from the Pilot chassis, the new car retains the 1,577 c.c. overhead valve engine, but the compression, cylinder head and valve timing have been altered and it is now fitted with three S.U. carburettors. As a result 50 b.h.p. is available, which should give the saloon a comfortable 70 m.p.h.. The engine delights in revs., and the demonstration car went up to 6,000 without worry. At 4,500 in third 55 m.p.h. is reached.
The car is at present offered as a chassis which costs £210 and in saloon form £350. An open car will probably be produced later in the year.
Motor SportNovember 1932
A visit to the Olympia Motor Show.
The Rover Speed Model, on the Meteor chassis, has put up some wonderful shows last season in the hands of R. J. Munday, and for 1933 the coachwork has been considerably improved, The car has a workmanlike appearance, and looked "the goods." The Rover sporting activities have been enlarged this year by the new "Pilot Speed Model." I had a chat with one of the experimental department staff who has been intimately concerned in the production of this car, and judging by the way in which it has stood up to its job in the course of its evolution, the normal model to be marketed should be 100% reliable. The green and black sports saloon by Charlesworth was a very handsome car.