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1939 Rover

1939 Rover Speed 20

The Speed 20 was an automobile produced by Rover between 1931 and 1935. It is not known how many were made.

The Speed 20 had a 2565cc six cylinder engine. The engine incorporated overhead camshafts and pushrods. The engine originally was fed by a downdraught Zenith carburettor but this was changed to triple SU carburettors in 1933.

The engine was connected to a four-speed gearbox via a single plate clutch. The engine could produce 72bhp and propel the car to 85mph (137kmh).

The chassis was 9ft 3in long and has semi-elliptical leaf springs all round. The brakes were rod-operated.

A Rover Speed 20 won the RAC Rally at Brooklands in 1933 and 1934.

The four-seater version of the Speed 20 cost £485 when new in 1933.