1930 740 Roadster owned by Bob & Yvonne Davis

This 740 roadster was restored many years ago for the late Jack Hochstadt. It was auctioned in the mid 1980’s at a prestige car auction and was the cover car in the catalogue.
Clem Ryan purchased it and, after some limited use, he put it into storage with the rest of his collection. In 2007, Bob and Yvonne Davis bought the Clem Ryan collection. Shortly after, we decided to drive this car to Bendigo swap meet and started off through the Adelaide hills.
What let us down was the electric fuel pump ( put in many years ago – presumably to be more reliable than the vacuum tank ). During this trip, a number of other areas of mechanical need were identified, so we decided to make a full mechanical refurbishment.
With complete rebuilt engine, gearbox, suspension, exhaust and brakes ( and back on the reliable vacuum tank ) we hope to have this work finished in time for the rally.”1930 740