Monday, 29 October 2018

1952 HRG 1500 - Historic Competition Services Sint-Jansveld 5 2160 Wommelgem Belgium

Historic Competition Services
Sint-Jansveld 5 2160 Wommelgem Belgium
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1952 HRG 1500

The HRG Engineering Company also known as HRG was a British car manufacturer based in Tolworth, Surrey. Founded by Major Edward Halford, Guy Robins and Henry Ronald Godfrey, its name was created from the first letter of their surnames.

Mr Godfrey already gained experience in the motor trade with GN cycle cars which he started in 1910 together with Frazer Nash. When Mr Nash started Frazer Nash in the late twenties, Godfrey approached Halford and later Robins, and HRG was born in 1935.

The idea was to develop a sports car like in the earlier days when sports cars were still genuine, uncompromised by the demand for more luxury of the main public. Bentley, Aston Martin and even Frazer Nash, all caved in to develop more comfortable tourers when HRG stayed true to the initial concept.

In 1938, the company announced the 1100cc model and later even the 1500cc with Singer powerplants. Both models were driven by OHC Singer engines and replacing the OHV Meadows units from before.

Although the company experienced with special versions like the Le Mans and the aerodynamic cars, the two main models were the 1100 and the 1500cc open tourers until 1956.

They are quite famous for participating in events like the Le Mans 24hours, Alpine rally, Silverstone and Spa Francorchamps.

HRG produced cars their thoroughbred sports cars from 1935 until 1956. They made 241 cars in total where 225 believed to have survived. Many of which are still used today in various motorsport events.

The company made a profit every year until they closed the doors in 1966 as an engineering company. They worked for Volvo and made a prototype Vauxhall VX 4/90-powered sports car.

The HRG we have for sale is a 1952 1500cc sports car. The car has been in the family since 1964 and even invoices before that date are available. The son had the car restored by Roach Manufacturing in the late ‘00s where they restored everything from the chassis up. The bodywork has been repaired, the original type Singer engine fitted and everything on the car has been overhauled.

All of this results in a perfectly restored car, ready for you to take on a trip, rally or even a race. The car hasn’t been driven much since the restoration and is looking for a new owner who will love the car as much as the previous owners did.

Do you want to own a completely restored, no-nonsense sports car? This might be the car for you!

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