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December 2009

rover 75

I have decided to purchase a classic car ; After some deliberation my prefered choice is a Rover P2 6 cylinder in the 1939-1947 era , I also have an interest in Daimler/Lanchester from the immediate pre-war period . I like the latter for the Wilson pre-select gearbox and Daimler fluid flywheel offering a very smooth drive .
The question is why did this type of transmission fall out of favour ? It seems there are lots of current drivers who do not get on with the modern semi-automatics for example recent debates on the Honda Jazz . This might be a post for the more mature driver!
John. Read more


Good example here: