1906 Rover

A guide to 6HP Rover cars


Archive for the ‘Early Rover Cars’ Category

Transporting early, light cars

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

This shows my method of strapping a veteran car to a trailer or transporter without risking damage to axles, wheels or paintwork.

Advice on restoring a Rover 6hp

Monday, March 1st, 2010


Some advice for anyone contemplating restoring a Rover 6hp, based on my experience of completely rebuilding car and on my many years of experience in maintaining, restoring and adapting a wide variety of machinery.

Brake if you can

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A description of how I made sure that my brakes would work reliably, and my opinions about where modifications may be necessary in the interests of safety on the road.

Published in the Gazette  of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, April 2008

The Turn of a Ball Bearing

Monday, March 1st, 2010

How I turned down a new bearing to replace an obsolete one

Published in the Gazette of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, June 2003

Further History of Six

Monday, March 1st, 2010

David Bliss continues the story of his restoration of a 1906 Rover 6hp, which began in the December issue.  Some useful insights to anyone who has to have parts made from scratch!

Published in Freewheel,  April 2005

The History of six

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This gives further details of the restoration I carried out on the car and mentions some of the excursions we made on the car in 2004

Published in the Rover Sports Registers Magazine ‘Freewheel’, December 2004.

The beginning

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This is an account of my early dealings with DL 126 many years ago, and some of the problems I encountered when I bought the car in 1998 and carried out a major restoration on it.

First published in the Gazette of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, December 2001.