Lot 148 - 1971 Rover P6 3500 V8
|Odometer reading||9,900 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,131|
- Staggering low mileage
- Original factory panel work
- Time warp example
The P6 model was launched at the 1963 Earls Court motor show and set new standards in refinement, performance and handling. Just one year later the Rover P6 was voted car of the year and later received the design council award for new standards in safety. 1968 saw the addition of the V8 model which proved popular with executives and the police alike who required a modern high performance quality car. In recent years the P6 V8 had been relatively unappreciated, however, this beautiful and very original time-warp example is sure to change that.
First registered in June of 1971 this car was sold to accountant Mr Edgar Morris of Bootle in Liverpool. On appraisal he decided the car was too expensive to run on a day to day basis and thus decided to keep it for high days and holidays. He kept the car with its private plate EM 9999 for 25 years until he passed away and the car was sold to a family friend and long time admirer, having covered just 3,200 miles. The friend covered a mere 124 miles more in the next eight years, predominantly garaging the car and keeping it under cover. In 2004 the car was purchased and recommissioned, with the owner stating that everything was original.
Finished in fabulous Davos White with Sandalwood trim, the car has not changed a great deal over the last 14 years and strikes you as possibly the best P6 you will ever find. All chrome, rubber and paintwork are exemplary, as is, understandably, the underside of the car. The door-shuts are very good and, we are informed, the engine performs very well. Offered with an MoT test certificate until May 2019, book pack and details of previous owners, we are confident this example will stand up to any inspection and therefore viewing is highly recommended.
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