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The restored car in County Kildare, Ireland, 1968 The smart and shiny little car is again driven around occasionally, but it seems slower than ever and has an 8hp Rover from 1907 as its stable mate, which is much faster and gets all the attention.By the mid 80’s the 8hp has moved away and the now retired owner decides the time has finally come for his little old 6hp from Wicklow to be auctioned off.So it goes to England, where he’s told there’s a better chance of finding a buyer for an 80 year old car that doesn’t quite run …..July 1986: The Rover is trailered home from the auction the next day This brings the story to late 1986, when I as the proud (stupid?

So a new felloe was made from laminated ash strips, bent into a half circle and matched to the surviving one, then the whole wheel re-assembled to the old hub and spokes before fitting the red hot steel rim back over the wetted wooden assembly.Robin, Cheryl and baby Libby Wilson with the “just purchased” Rover 6hp (1986) The story now goes right back to the 1930’s, in County Wicklow, Ireland.The skeleton of an old fashioned car lies crumbling in the back of a farmer’s shed, a car that he was probably driving from before the outbreak of war, till well past its conclusion on Armistice Day 1918.The resident woodworm colony had unanimously decided that ash was tastier than oak.Then in 1938 a young garage proprietor from County Kildare hears about the abandoned old crock in a shed and buys it for a sixpence.

So a new felloe was made from laminated ash strips, bent into a half circle and matched to the surviving one, then the whole wheel re-assembled to the old hub and spokes before fitting the red hot steel rim back over the wetted wooden assembly.Robin, Cheryl and baby Libby Wilson with the “just purchased” Rover 6hp (1986) The story now goes right back to the 1930’s, in County Wicklow, Ireland.The skeleton of an old fashioned car lies crumbling in the back of a farmer’s shed, a car that he was probably driving from before the outbreak of war, till well past its conclusion on Armistice Day 1918.The resident woodworm colony had unanimously decided that ash was tastier than oak.Then in 1938 a young garage proprietor from County Kildare hears about the abandoned old crock in a shed and buys it for a sixpence.This is one of those “hope and pray” jobs you have to do boldly in one quick and steamy operation.