- One of the best examples for sale anywhere
- Recipient of a stunning restoration
- Fabulous condition throughout
The P6 was announced on 9 October 1963, just before the Earls Court Motor Show. The vehicle was marketed first as the Rover 2000 and was a complete “clean sheet” design intended to appeal to a larger number of buyers than earlier models such as the P4 it replaced. The 3500 was introduced in April 1968 (one year after the Rover company was purchased by Triumph’s owner, Leyland) and continued to be offered until 1977. The manufacturer asserted that the light metal V8 engine weighed the same as the four-cylinder unit of the Rover 2000, and the more powerful car’s maximum speed of 114 mph as well as its 10.5-second acceleration time from 0-60 mph were considered impressive, and usefully faster than most of the cars of this price and specifications. In comparison, tested by Motor magazine in the issue published on 20 April 1968, it achieved a maximum speed of 117 mph, 0-60 mph in 9.5secs, with a standing quarter-mile in 17.6secs.
Despite being at the time considered the pricier and intelligent choice over the then long in the tooth Jaguar Mk.II, the P6 has remained relatively under-appreciated by comparison, however, this beautiful nut-and-bolt restored example is sure to change that.
Finished in fabulous Zircon Blue with Black Leather trim and originally registered in June, 1970, it is fair to say this is one of the best P6’s we have encountered in many years and remains in fabulous condition throughout. All chrome, rubber and paintwork are exemplary, as is, understandably, the underside of the car. The door-shuts are superb and the engine performs wonderfully. We are confident this example will impress under any inspection therefore viewing is highly recommended.
Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355 for more information.
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