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1959 ROVER P5 3 LITRE AUTO ~ RARE MK1 SURVIVOR ~ SMOKE GREY SOLD

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  • £4,990 As stated
  • 1959
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Rover
Model P5
  P5 3 LITRE
Year 1959
Mileage 60,338 miles
Country UK
Region Leicestershire
Status Trade
Ref C1170992
A rare opportunity to purchase the oldest surviving Rover P5 3 litre with automatic column change Borg Warner transmission. Fully documented by the Rover P5 Club & the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, making this a very rare and unique classic car. 'Reginald' was born in 1959 as a 3000cc Saloon dressed in his original & distinctive Smoke Grey coat and recently re-upholstered burgundy cowhide leather interior.

The previous custodian spent ££££'s in 2018 on re-commissioning work which included a full engine, cooling system, transmission and brake overhaul including the following: New brake pipes, tyres & tubes, wheel cylinders and hoses, brake shoes and pads, water pump, fan-belt, coil, fuel pipe, reconditioned radiator, spring hanger mounts, heater valve, anti-roll bar bushes, voltage regulator, all hoses, carburetor rebuild, master cylinder, all gaskets, SS centre exhaust box, plugs, dizzy cap, condenser & rotor arm, tappet and timing adjustment plus all fluids and oils. The work was expertly carried out by Dave Baskerville Autos in North Devon with an invoice value of over £4,500!!!

Reginald starts first time on the button and is very reliable and a very smooth ride indeed, going through all the gears smoothly and with new braking system stops excellently. The engine ticks over like a finely tuned sewing machine and the straight six engine just purrs!!!

You just 'sink' into the sumptuous leather seats, they are so comfortable.

Total production of the 3 litre MK1 automatic was 768 cars


Date of first registration: 21/01/1959
Registration Number:  262 JPB
Chassis Number:    the details below
Engine Number:    the details below

Reginald will come with a huge list of over £2K worth of new spares bought from Rover specialist JR Wadham’s to propel him to the final stage (if you so desired) and make a complete restoration, including the following: New rear SS silencer, screen seals & fixing clips, NOS locking petrol cap, interior kick panels, complete sills for both sides and jack points/rubbers, door sealing kits, scuttle panel, radiator cap, rear lamp cluster sealing kits, door handle gaskets.


We offer a Nationwide transported delivery service at cheap rates ~ please call for a price.

This is a great opportunity to purchase an early Rover 3 Litre that can be used & improved over time. The rear screen rubbers will require replacement and possibly the front screen at some point (the rubbers & clips are included). The sills and scuttle panel could be replaced over time (all included).

Once completely done Reginald will be worth in excess of £10k and a 'sure fire' investment!!! If you factor in what has been spent on Reginald including the vast amount of packaged spares, at this price, you are effectively receiving a free car!!!!

Please call Marc now on for more details.

All part exchanges considered young or not so young!!
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