Lot 144 - 1961 Rover 100

Lot 144 - 1961 Rover 100

Lot 144 - 1961 Rover 100

Lot Number 144
Registration OJC 495
Chassis Number 650103115
Engine Number 65010362
Odometer reading 80,500 miles
Result Sold - £5,040
  • 31 year ownership
  • Extensive MoT history

The Rover P4 series is a group of mid-size luxury saloons produced from 1949 until 1964. They were designed by Gordon Bashford. Their P4 designation is factory terminology for this group of cars and was not in day-to-day use by ordinary owners who would have used the appropriate consumer designations for their models such as Rover 90 or Rover 100. Production began in 1949 with the six-cylinder 2.1-litre Rover 75. Four years later a two-litre, four-cylinder Rover 60 was brought to the market to fit below the 75 and a 2.6-litre, six-cylinder Rover 90 to top the three-car range. Several variations followed. These cars are very much part of British culture and became known as the 'Auntie' Rovers. They were driven by royalty including Grace Kelly and King Hussein of Jordan whose first ever car was a 1952 Rover 75.

This engineer and enthusiast owned Rover 100 was registered in May 1961 and presents in cream bodywork with a blue interior. This rover has been in the vendors possession for 31 years. We are informed that the car has always been well maintained and all the controls work well. The vendor also tells us that he picked up his newly born daughter from the hospital in the Rover in 1992 and that he dropped her off in that same car at her wedding in Italy in 2022. The file for this Rover 100 contains an extensive MoT test history and both the operating and workshop manuals. Presented to auction with a V5 registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate this P4 is offered without reserve.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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