I'm asking just £7000.00 or a very near offer for my 1939 Rover 14 P2
This old girl is not perfect but she is perfectly usable. She is reliable, comfortable, pleasant to drive and full of charm. Drive her as she is or restore her it’s up to you.
Under the bonnet the inline, six cylinder, 2 litre motor, is strong and smooth. Hardened valve seats have been fitted allowing it to run on unleaded fuel. The cooling system was overhauled 4 years ago and a modern radiator installed. The gearbox is smooth and gear changes are painless.
Inside the cabin the blue leather seats are beautiful, and 90% original. At some point a few strips of new leather have been inserted but they are very hard to spot. There are no major faults, holes or tears in any of the leather. The blue carpets and door cards were replaced by a previous owner and are superb. By contrast the headlining is scruffy and needs replacing. The wooden dash board is showing its age. Some of the varnish has faded or peeled away but the wood itself is OK. The instruments all work, including the mechanical clock. The mileage shown on the mileometer is almost certainly incorrect. The windscreen opens which is nice on a hot summers day. The sunroof opens and closes with a firm pull.
On the outside the blue and black paintwork is looking tired. There are numerous blemishes including rust spots, chips, cracks and scratches. Rust is bubbling up at the bottom of the doors. There are no huge dents but if I’m honest the paintwork is the cars biggest let down. She looks great from 10 yards!
The tyres were new a couple of years ago and are hardly worn. Indicators have been fitted but the trafficators have been retained and are working. I have never used the ‘Free wheel’ and don’t know if it is working. The Luvax automatic lubrication system was disconnected by a previous owner but I’ve been sure to lubricate everything regularly. The brakes are good considering they are rod operated. A previous owner removed the mechanical fuel pump and replaced it with a modern electric one. The car drives very nicely. It cruises happily at 50-55mph. There are various rattles and groans while driving as you would expect from a car of this age, but on the whole the car is a pleasure to drive. Rovers of this age were always superior products, renowned for their quality, and today this old girl still feels solid and stable. The car comes with an RSR workshop manual.
As the Rover is 80 years old it does not require an MOT and of course road tax is nil. She won ‘Best pre-war car’ at the Oxford Motor Show in 2016.
I’ve owned the Rover for 5 years. I’ve enjoyed owning and driving it but due to a recent passion for filling the garage with old motorbikes I need to move it on.
I'm asking just £7000.00 on a very near offer.
The car can be viewed in Witney, West Oxfordshire. I will happily take prospective buyers for a drive. I won’t let them drive it themselves unless they can prove they are insured. The car is sold as seen with no guarantee or warranty. Payment is cash on collection or bank transfer. Buyer will need to collect the car unless they live within a 20 mile radius of me, in which case I can deliver it.
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