Lot 111 - 1937 Rover 14 Saloon P1
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
The Rover company manufactured cars between 1904 and 1967, when it was sold to Leyland Motor Corporation, becoming the Rover marque. The Rover marque was used on cars produced by British Leyland (BL), who separated the assets of the original Rover Company as Land Rover in 1978 whilst the Rover trademark continued to be used on vehicles produced by its successor companies. The Rover 14 was a medium-sized family car manufactured between 1924 and 1948. Civilian automobile production was interrupted in 1940 because of the war; however, when the war ended in 1945, the Rover 14 returned to the market and remained available until replaced by the Rover 75 at the beginning of 1948.
Originally registered on 1st October 1937, this Rover 14 has only had four keepers during its 8 year history. The current vendor has had the car since 31st December 1962 and is only selling her due to poor health. In 1965 he took the car off the road and put her into storage before commencing a restoration project in October 1999. This was completed in July 2006 and he enjoyed using EGH 946 until a couple of years ago when the car was stored away once more. Clearly some re-commissioning work will need to be carried out on this Rover 14 Saloon; however, we did hear the engine running and are advised that there shouldn't be any major mechanical issues. The interior was re-trimmed during the restoration and has aged nicely and the bodywork shows no real sign of corrosion. A comprehensive and interesting history file accompanies this P1 saloon including the original buff logbook. Offered without reserve, this Rover offers an opportunity to purchase an interesting piece of British motoring history.
Previous lotLot 110 - 1934 Vauxhall 14 Light Six Saloon
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