This is Richard Heaton’s beautiful 1937 Super Nine, which he has recently acquired after a long search for the right car. OVS908 was first registered in August 1937 to a lady owner in the Carlisle area, costing her £165. Mrs Edith Brown used the car until 1955, when, at the time of the Suez crisis, it was left in her wooden garage with only 25,000 recorded miles. In the mid 1980s Edith sold the car to her doctor, David Wheeler, who had the body work and some mechanics professionally restored. Regrettably the next owner only kept it long enough to transfer the original number CRM74.
Custodian from 1983 till December 2009 was Peter Eastfield of Milton Keynes.
The engine at 972cc is overhead camshaft, and the gearbox a four-speed ‘Permamesh’ crash type, with a freewheel giving a clutchless gear change.
Richard says that now he has mastered the gear change, he and the Super Nine are getting along just fine!!