Site reader and ex-Rover Engine Development Engineer at Longbridge, Ed Rollet, has been in touch with a sad tale. One of his team-mates from the factory, Lance, has recently passed away, but not before he’d bought a Ledbury Maestro with a view to using it to teach his eldest daughter to drive.
In the end, it’s too costly for her to insure, so she’s unable to take on her deceased father’s kind offer of this great car. As a consequence, Lance’s wife Lisa has asked us to find a good home for the car – in exchange for nothing more than a reasonable donation to Midlands Air Ambulance.
Time to spread the word
Ed asks: ‘Do you think we’d be able to spread the word on the site? Hopefully, we can help to keep this small piece of AR history where it belongs – on the road and raise a few pounds for a worthy cause. Since Lance bought the car, my good friend Mark and I have spent a couple of Saturday afternoons ‘fettling’ it.
‘All five gears and reverse are now accessible after renewing the nylon bushes in the gear linkage, cooling system flushed and the thermostat operating and so on. I think it is a genuinely usable car (in the right hands, of course) at least until the MoT comes round again in August!’
- If you’re interested in taking on this rolling project, please drop Ed an email. And let us know how you get on.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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