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Rover 10 Hp 1389cc 4 cylinder — 1934

One of one in Sweden and perhaps the world. Exported to East Africa in 1936. A good item to complete.

Johan Ålander
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"A good object with an exciting history."

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Johan Ålander
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"A good object with an exciting history."


This Rover 10 was exported to East Africa in 1936 where it was used up until the 1960s. It was bought there dismantled by the current owner in 1974 and taken to Sweden in 1977 when the owner moved back after completing his foreign service. The seller who started the renovation but did not have time to finish it in 1974 was from the UK and sold it to the current owner instead of taking it home. The rover was flown in 1977 from Africa to London and then shipped to Sweden. The renovation in Africa was started but was not completely finished. After the Rover came to Sweden, it has basically only been stored in different garages as the owner had other projects to take care of.
It is cleared but not registered in Sweden. Lots of documents included. The older photos we show are from the find shipment in East Africa and the transport via Great Britain to Sweden.
This Rover is equipped with a freewheel, opening windscreen, leather upholstery, sunroof, spring steel in the front bumper, spoked wheels and right-hand drive.

Rover was a far-sighted and innovative company that already built its first car in 1904. Before that, they had developed the "modern" safety bicycle as early as 1885, which was essentially different from the previously popular high-wheelers. During the 1908 Olympic Games, Victor Louis Johnson won gold with a Rover racing bicycle. During the Second World War, the company, like many others, was in the production of military equipment, including V12 aircraft engines. After the war, Rover experimented with turbine engines in cars. The new Rover P6, which became the car of the year in 1964, was, among other things, adapted with horizontal coil springs and a very special front carriage to be able to insert a turbine engine. But it never went into production as it was difficult to cope with the heat development. A few years later, in 1967, the famous aluminium V8 was discontinued.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    4000 miles 
  • Registration Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Kw / hp
    33 / 44 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Wine Red 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Lots renovated but it has been untouched since 1977.

  • Interior condition:

    Newly sewn leather upholstery. Door panels and panels are present but not inspected.. One front seat frame for the seat cushion was left in Africa and has not been replaced.

  • Exterior condition:

    Good basic condition but needs a new paint job. A few minor dents are present. See pictures.

  • General condition:

    A good item to complete with exciting history. As with any item that is not assembled and test-driven, we cannot know if all parts are present and fault free.

Facts about the model

Rover var ett framsynt och innovativt företag som redan 1904 byggde sin första bil. Dessförinnan hade de utvecklat den "moderna" säkerhetscykeln redan 1885 som var väsensskild från de tidigare populära höghjulingarna. Under de olympiska spelen 1908 vann Victor Louis Johnson guld med en Rover racercykel. Under andra världskriget var företaget som många andra i produktionen av krigsmateriel, bl.a V12 flygmotorer. Efter kriget exprimenterade Rover med turbinmotorer i bilar. Den nya Rover P6 som blev årets bil 1964 var bl.a. anpassad med liggande skruvfjädrar och en mycket speciell framvagn för att kunna sätta in en turbinmotor. Men den kom aldrig i produktion då det var svårt att klara av värmeutvecklingen. Några år senare, 1967, stoppade man ned den kända aluminium V8:an.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Heby

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Johan Ålander
+46 705-80 91 17

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2022-09-01.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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