1930 RG Fabric Restoration

A car once owned and restored by David Martin is an early short scuttle RG without bonnet louvres. It was released at the same time as its steel bodied twin – the RL – and initially sold amidst the last of the RF and RKs. This car however was built about September 1930 but not registered until 28th February 1931, which shows that fabric saloons were by then going out of fashion.

The fabric saloon was given a longer scuttle in January 1931 when it became the final fabric model, the RH. See all the models in Graham Baldock’s booklet identified here. Click on images for larger text option. 

Originally reproduced in Enthusiast Publishing Ltd. The Automobile in November 1997. See the present magazine subscription offers here.

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