Lot 390 - 1963 Rover P4 110
|Odometer reading||75,000 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
The Rover P4 series of cars were manufactured from 1949 through to 1964 during which period several models were produced; the Rover 60, 75, 80, 90, 95, 100, 105 and 110 models. Apart from the 60 and 80, the models all had in-line six cylinder engines with overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves. Various transmissions were used including either a manual overdrive box or, until 1959, the option of the manual gearbox with a free wheel unit. The bodies were mounted on a separate chassis with independent suspension, by coil springs at the front and semi elliptical leaf springs at the rear. By 1950 the brakes were fully hydraulic with discs at the front becoming standard from 1959. The final member of the P4 family was the P4 95 and 110 series. Introduced in 1962, the car was luxurious with its silky 2.6 litre straight six engine and stopping power via the power assisted Girling brakes. The coachwork featured an alloy bonnet, doors and boot lid with the interior finished in wood and leather.
We are proud to offer an outstanding example of a Rover 110, supplied originally by Leathwoods Ltd of Croydon on 9th May 1963. When she changed hands for the first time in 1968, she had covered approximately 30,000 miles. The second owner used 7766VB sparingly and covered just 44,000 miles during his 44 years of ownership. The current vendor, who is a classic car enthusiast, is only selling her due to lack of suitable storage space. This Rover 110 appears to be very original, although the two nearside door panels suffered some minor damage in 1969. Fitted with the rare and more comfortable individual front seats and supplied with a V5 registration document it also has a full years MoT test certificate and history file. This car is in splendid condition and a delight to drive with a very modest estimate, given the originality of such a fine example.
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