HERE is a delightful 1947 P2 Rover 12 and as such has the 1500cc ohv engine. She is a truly lovely looking old girl in burgundy and has just recently emerged from something like a six-year hibernation. Her body and paint work for a 73-year-old car are very good indeed with just a few imperfections here and there, comparable to what you would have found on most cars of that era by the time they had reached the early 1950s. If indeed they lasted that long in the first place. She comes with an excellent leather interior too which wants nothing but a bit of a clean up. Looking closely, I have realised that she does not have the usual brown leather than most cars came with back then, but rather a reddish/brown leather which begins to emerge when you give a small area some attention. There's a small piece of what appears to be the original head cloth missing to the side of the interior behind the driver's head. There's a couple of fine cracks in the driver's door glass but could have been like that for ages and doesn't look it's going to fall apart any time soon. Her wooden dash with those beautifully period clocks is simply delightful.
There's old bits and pieces with her, noting what has been done over the years and for how much as well as the original buff log book.
All in all, a fine example of a very fashionable, luxury car from an era of such austerity that most people were lucky if they had an old ex-Forces motor bike for transport!
Should you opt to purchase a classic car from me - classic meaning that it will be the equivalent of a motoring antique - then you are accepting that the vehicle will have had faults in the past and that, inevitably, there will be more to deal with in the future. Almost certainly and unless stated otherwise, the vehicle will have undergone some degree of restoration work and, again, it is more than likely it will need more at some stage during its life. I am a one-man enthusiast who enjoys unearthing these old girls and finding new homes for them. Viewing is highly recommended and then you can form your opinion of an aged vehicle just as I will have already formed mine. Modern-day life practically dictates that the majority of classic vehicles - and it is certainly the case with mine - are sold via internet advertising and with the added bonus of digital photographs. Extra and specific photographs will also be available on request. Should you choose to buy without viewing in person then please don't tell me a month later that the horn doesn't work, the full beam is faulty or that you have found some ancient repair of which I knew nothing. My terms therefore are that by buying from me you are accepting that, almost inevitably, classic vehicles will require further remedial work at some stage.
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The refinement of finishes has always been a characteristic feature of the Rover. The elegance of these bodies is undoubtedly one of the attractions of these models.
The 16HP version equipped with.....
Rover p2 that was last on the road in 1966 and has tax disc to prove....sat in a barn for 35 plus year untouched or moved since today....no other paperwork but has reg plate and tag on the bulkhead.....