Lot 180 - 1958 Rover P4 105R
|Odometer reading||29,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,920|
- Lovely green leather and African walnut interior
- Excellent coachwork, paint and chrome
- Electric power steering
The all new, post-war Rover appeared during the autumn of 1949 and became one of the most readily recognised and fondly remembered cars of the era, the stately P4 with its column gearshift and 'gentlemen's club' interior would prove an immense success for the Solihull firm, remaining in production until 1964. The pinnacle of the range was the 'R' and 'S' models that boasted the most power and easily topped the magic 100mph. Introduced in 1956, the P4 105R and P4 105S had a high compression cylinder head and twin SU carburettors that boosted power to a very respectable 108bhp. The 'R' and 'S' designations referred to their transmissions, the 105R featured a Roverdrive automatic transmission while the 105S had a four-speed manual with overdrive. Both were luxuriously equipped and are in high demand amongst marque fans.
This Rover P4 105R was first registered in south west London during 1958 and was purchased by the current P4 enthusiast/owner in the spring of 2016 with a view of carrying out sympathetic aesthetic improvements. Today, this presents very well; its coachwork, finished in Sage Green, is all in excellent order and is complemented by the, also excellent, chromework. The interior boasts lovely green leather and African walnut woodwork, both having been lightly restored. A set of ‘Quick Fit’ (the highly respected specialists in classic car passenger restraints) seat belts complement the leather whilst, for the modern day user, a satellite navigation connection is fitted. Other works have included a new torque converter, battery, four radial tyres, replacement steering wheel, four new door rubbers and recently, electric power steering. A large history file accompanies this Rover and includes all the supporting invoices, a Rover P4 Guild archivist record of owners (back to 1983), a letter from Rover to potential P4 customers and a UK V5 registration document. Rover motor cars of this period are considered to be built to a quality akin to other high quality marques such as Rolls- Royce and Bentley whilst this example demonstrates almost silent running at tick over. Take a look at this fine example and we think you may agree.
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