engine number 28N51, described by the vendor as in 'very good condition', sold as viewed, inspection recommended.
Derived from the famous Merlin Aero engine, the Rolls-Royce Meteor (sometimes called the Rover Meteor) is a 27 litre V-12 600bhp petrol engine, designed for use in British tanks. The Meteor engine, lacking the supercharger and reduction gear of the Merlin, with a less complicated crankshaft, and components made from heavier and less expensive materials, it is regarded as the first British engine that supplied tanks with ample and reliable power. The Meteor was in production from 1943 to 1964. It was used in Cromwell, Comet, Centurion, Tortoise and Conqueror tanks.
The vendor advises us that this engine was purchased to fit a Bentley with manual gearbox type G, and would be suitable for use in a dirt track racer and/or hill-climbing special.