This is Barry Paine’s 1948 HRG 1500 at three very different stages of its career.
The picture below marks a low point in its life in a Northumberland scrap-yard in the 1980s, and above is the car as it is now, in Barry’s back garden, having been rebuilt as a traditional square rigger. Most of the work to save the car from its derelict state was carried out by the late Brian Lovell of Playden, East Sussex, to whom much credit needs to be attributed.
Barry is very pleased that, with the kind assistance of the HRG Association, he has managed to have the original registration number re-allocated by DVLA Swansea.
The above picture shows the car in its heyday, in aero-dynamic form, taking part in the Tulip Rally in the Netherlands in 1950 driven by Robert Holroyd.