Kitcher Specials

<I> This Kitcher Special belongs to Henning Helmer in Denmark. It is the same car that's on a photo in James Taylor's The Classic Rovers, with the registration number D80. At the moment engine, gearbox and other things are missing in the car, but Henning have found the missing parts.
Unfortunately Henning lacks the time needed to restore the car to past glory and he's looking for someone interested in such a project.</I>
This Kitcher Special belongs to Henning Helmer in Denmark. It is the same car that's on a photo in James Taylor's The Classic Rovers, with the registration number D80. At the moment engine, gearbox and other things are missing in the car, but Henning have found the missing parts.
Unfortunately Henning lacks the time needed to restore the car to past glory and he's looking for someone interested in such a project.

The Rover lightweight were specials built during the 1950:s and 1960:s by Rowley Kitcher of Newport U.K. They were known as Kitcher Specials, and were built on 10hp and 12hp chassis both pre- and post -1936. They had a two seater aluminum body with cycle wings and spare wheel mounted at the rear, they came with a hood and side screens. The lightweight aluminum body gave these specials a sporting performance.
According to Rowley Kitcher's son, who still has the last car which was built when his father was in his eighties, 14 Kitcher Rovers were built during the post war years. Several Riley, Talbot and even Bugatti specials were also built and his father's first special, built in the twenties, was a model T Ford converted to a three wheeler and fitted with two gearboxes. This device was fearsomely fast and dangerous!
All Kitcher Rovers were based on the four cylinder chassis of either pre war 10s or 12s as they were more responsive to tuning and built up revs better than the sixes.
Of the 14 Kitcher Rovers that were built, one is now known to be in Denmark, one in Germany, one in Switzerland, two in Essex, one in Wales, possibly one in the Bristol area, and one probably in Ohio, USA.

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