Beg, bor­row or steal

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

I have just read R. Robin­son’s very mis­in­formed com­ment about the Brough Su­pe­rior ( OBA 61 Blow your own). Mr Robin­son should stick to mo­tor­cy­cles and leave Rolls Royce alone. Rolls de­signed al­most noth­ing on their cars apart from the names of the colours. They took the best parts com­mer­cially avail­able and mod­i­fied them to fit their cars. Take the Sil­ver Shadow I for ex­am­ple. Body pan­els pressed by Car­bod­ies (ex BSA fame) and then welded at the Singer works. En­gine is all GM parts, bolted onto a 10 litre al­loy Ford block, wet sleeved down to 6.75 litre. While the rocker cov­ers have

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