1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

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1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby Bill Hughes » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:18 pm

1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

I see in Miscellany that EVR804 is being offered for sale. This car had a 4 page feature in Classic Cars magazine in February 1990.

1938 order specification:
4 seater, black, aluminium spoked disc wheels, large tonneau cover, cycle type wings, outside exhaust system, tuned engine, downdraft carburettor, rev counter, sloping tail, compression ratio 7.5 to 1

The original buff logbook describes the car as a 4/4 Le Mans

I have been fortunate to be allowed to take approximately 500 detailed photos of this car by Peter Carter over the last 9 years, with the exception of a refinish of the paintwork on the dynamo casing, spark plugs, and a replacement battery this car is 99.9% original to prewar condition. All original parts are with the car (Factory literature, KLG 831 spark plugs, Newton front dampers, &c), it is a gem. I hope that the new custodian is as careful to maintain (and cherish) probably the best example of a pre-war Series 1 in existence.
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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby John Clarke » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi Bill - saw the car at Cheltenham - very special. Magazine article from 1988 about its discovery.

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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby John Clarke » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:33 pm

EVR is for sale again. This time at Dick Lovetts Swindon. Still looks great.....please take care of her whoever decides to take the plunge.

The rad cap is wonderful....I want one!
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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby TonyLees » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:19 pm

74K!!
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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby John Clarke » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:04 pm

Nice full page ad in March Classic & Sports Car.

Price reduced to £65k....well, in dealer marketing speak, £64,990.....and they've blackened the tyres in the price!

Still a lovely car (and no I am not on commission!!)

Can someone please save her for the nation?

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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby keith morris » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:27 pm

Indeed a lovely car
The rad cap is amazing - must be a one off?
Anyone know where it came from?
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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby simon king » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:38 pm

Congrats to the new owner of EVR 804. =D> An excellent acquisition.

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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby Bill Hughes » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:43 am

Hi there,
Found the following images of the bonnet mascot of the 1938 DHC in some publicity photos, very similar in profile and design.
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Re: 1938 4 seater “Le Mans” EVR804

Postby Mark Shears » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:28 pm

Hi Bill,

Thought you would be interested the to know the new owner of EVR is delighted with his purchase and says it is a lovely thing.

Most important he plans to keep it exactly as it is.

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