1972 Rover P6 3500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Mileage 
    44 934 mi / 72 315 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    45114495B
  • Engine number 
    45104671A
  • Lot number 
    55302
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- In the current family ownership from new and part of the Old Hall collection for decades

- Just 45,000 recorded miles, original Black leather upholstery

- Taken off the road in 2011 and although running and driving now in need of some restoration

The last of the P-Series Rovers, the P6 was introduced in October 1963. Designed in-house by Spen King, David Bache and Gordon Bashford, the newcomer featured a pontoon chassis, pushrod independent front suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Winner of the first European Car of the Year Award in four-cylinder guise, the P6 could be had with 3.5-litre V8 power from 1968. Equipped with three-speed automatic transmission as standard, Motor magazine found the Rover 3500 capable of 0-60mph in 9.5 seconds and 117mph. Launched in 1970, MKII variants had boot-mounted batteries, power bulge bonnets and revised rear lights.

In the current family ownership since new and part of the Old Hall collection for decades, this particular example is understood to have covered just 45,000 miles from new. Pleasingly retaining its original Black leather upholstery which would benefit from re-stitching in places, the Rover has been repainted Red in the past. Taken off the road in 2011, 'FWW 409L' was recently submitted for MOT testing but failed due to structural corrosion. Starting readily upon inspection, this 'one family owned' P6 3500 is surely worth reviving. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and DVLA MOT history printout.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)