Project Description

  • Despatched In…      11th March 1948

  • Despatched Out…   11th March 1948

  • Specification…         Green

  • Despatched to…      Experimental Dept, Rover Co, Solihull

  • Registration…          17th January 1949, Warwickshire – HUE166

  • History

    • 19th April 1948 Factory off-road demonstration in Packington Quarry. Photos and film
    • 20th April 1948 Birmingham Gazette shows R01 with a replacement, unpainted, body tub
    • 4th January 1949 Despatched to Wm. Francis Adcock, Dairy Farm, Ashow, (near Maurice Wilkes at Blackdown Manor)
    • 2nd July 1954 Returns to Rover Co, refurbished by apprentices and given production axles
    • 12th June 1956 Loaned to Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry
    • 1967 Leyland Motors aquires Rover Co. Replacement log-book issued. Grey recorded as colour
    • 11th May 1967 Duplicate log-book issued. Grey is struck out and colour recorded as Green
    • 1968 Displayed in motor museum at Donington
    • 1980 Moved to BL Heritage Collection, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
    • Spring 1993 A permanent exhibit at British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s museum, Gaydon
  • Current Owner…     British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (now British Motor Museum), Gaydon