Pick of the day: Historic HRG
Named after its three founders, Edwin Halford, Guy Robins and Henry Godfrey, the H.R.G. concern sprang up in 1935. Robins and Godfrey had cut their manufacturing teeth with Trojan and GN respectively, while Halford was a dyed in the wool Brooklands enthusiast.
Encouraged by the press reaction to an initial prototype, the trio joined the Society of Motor Manufacturers for 1936 setting-up shop in Tolworth, Surrey. Very much in the Vintage idiom, the first H.R.G. model was based around a pressed-steel ladder-frame chassis equipped with all-round leaf-sprung suspension (reversed quarter-elliptic front / semi-elliptic trunnion-located rear), direct steering and cable-operated four-wheel drum brakes.
The H.R.G.'s real strengths lay in its acceleration, deceleration, manoeuvrability and durability. Almost devoid of styling with its plain radiator shell set well behind a tubular front axle, functional wings and slab tail, the open two-seater nonetheless exuded a purposeful air.
Extremely versatile, the design was "equally at home in town, fast touring, speed hillclimbing, tackling the muddiest of trials, the trickiest of rally sections or an MCC Speed Trial at Brooklands".
However, only eight of the forty-nine H.R.G. 1100s made up until 1950 left the factory prior to the outbreak of World War Two.
Finished in stunning Gloss Black with blue interior, this car 'OPE 30' is the last chassis or two cars in the H.R.G. 1100 team for the 1948, 1949 and 1950 Alpine Rallies.
Featured in all of the HRG Books, a very significant and import part of British motoring history.http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/detail/motors/classic-cars/hrg/1100/169561?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Direct%20Ad%20Referral&utm_campaign=CCFS%20FB%20Post%20Referrals
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