Launched in the early sixties the new P6 was very, very modern and many traditional Rover owners were dismayed with the new arrival when they first encountered her in their local showroom
More over, the 2000cc 4 cylinder motor was not really that sassy - fortunately the chaps in Rover management soon purchased the rights to the Buick small block V8 aluminium engine, which they then shoe horned into the P6 in 1968 - now you had in essence a 1960's version of the M5 BMW, and 20 years ahead of the German product
Was there a faster saloon car in Europe at that time, from a respected manufacturer, especially for the money ........ ???
Such a pity that the British automotive industry would be driven into the ground, respectively by consistent Union disruption, ineffectual Management, who at that time had to work with their hands being tied by the non sympathetic Labour Government
Anyway, enough of my ramblings and lets talk about this gem, for we have one of the last 3500's and our version was purchased new in 1975
The first owner kept her for over 30 years and even now she has amassed only 13.878 miles
The recent MoT was carried out without any advisories
As a series 2 version she has Sundym glass, updated instrumentation and power steering, whilst ours had a set of Minilite wheels and a recent repaint in the delightful Olive Green was carried out by leading and most respected Nigel Cooper Coachwork's (original she was Almond - a yellow colour)
She was only painted as the last owner (who owns many other cars - (R Type Continental, Park Ward Continental S1 DHC, La Ferrari, Daytona and etc) loved the car, but not so much the original colour - hence the choice of Olive Green to match the original brown leather interior, the matching vinyl roof and D posts
Everything is on the button with the panel fit to the bodywork, the chrome, the interior and even the engine bay are most appealing in their 1970' showroom appearance
I had one of these cars, and the feel and smell of this car takes me back to my youth
The V8 is super smooth, as is gear change too
She accelerates hard and potters along the motorway in almost silence - 'purrrrfection'
This car was a barn find about 12 years ago which was the last time it was driven. The condition is very honest but a total rebuild would make it a concours winner.
History unknown but is an Australian delivered car.
The early P6B`s are hard to find in reasonable condition and Australia offers cars .....
Surf Blue Mini Cooper Sport 2000 W reg
New in a very bright Surf blue Mini Cooper sport 2000 W reg that we sold several years ago and were very pleased to be given the opportunity to buy the Mini back as Surf blue Sports are so few and far between and with a very reasonable 62,000 and just 4 owners .....
1971 Rover P6 3500 V8 Automatic with Touring Pack.
We are delighted to offer this great example of the iconic Rover P6 finished in the very rare Lunar Grey with Sand Leather Interior.
The car presents excellently and drives exceptionally well, returning perfect oil pressure and engine temperature. .....
Having received a sympathetic nut and bolt restoration, completed in June 2018, this Rover has just been returned to the road. It is a beautiful example of the marque and retains much of its originality such as radio, nicely patinated leather and its original high compression engine, even the rear .....
1972 Rover P6 3500 S Manual RHD
-Factory Power Steering
-3.5 Litre V8
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 .....
If your looking for a Rover P6 3500cc auto which looks as good as it drives...look no further...
Registered - 23/09/1974 (Tax exempt and currently SORN)
Red with black original leather interior
Thousands recently spent including -
O/S and N/S front Doors
both front wings
Genuine 51000 miles having been dry stored for a number of years. I still have the original service and hand books.
The vehicle has recently undergone a restoration where all four wings were removed and welding work carried out where necessary. (pictures available on viewing)
Recent service with new .....
FOR SALE ONE OF THE BEST ROVER P6 3500S IN THE COUNTRY .
Monza Red with black box pleat leather interior, Webasto sunroof,a complete nut and bolt restoration and re spray ,using mainly new and old stock items in 2009 by a P6 roc member . To build a car to this standard today would cost £30,000 + .....