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1971 Series 111 with Rover 2.2 OHC engine test installation
Chassis number: 924600001A
Registration number: RXC 548J
Engine type: 2.2 Petrol
Gearbox type: 4 Speed
This is a Series 111 LHD Station Wagon with production number one. It was converted to RHD when a 2.2 Overhead Cam test engine from the Rover car was trialled.
To clear the carburettor the steering box had to be moved to the other side – hence now RHD!
The date of the conversion was 1971 and a few other vehicles were converted. The engine was not a success, however, as it had very little torque low down but it did rev well! There is not much difference from a standard Series 111 otherwise.
This vehicle was acquired from the John Craddock auction.