A classic and fast appreciating example of the popular Rover P6 V8. For the traditionalist classic car owner the manual gearbox and non-power steering give a real classic driving experience.
The silky smooth V8 runs without missing a beat and doesn't overheat when stationary in traffic.
The ideal combination of Monza Red with Vinyl roof and Black box pleat leather interior.
When launched, the Rover P6 V8 manual was reported to hit 0-60mph in just 9 seconds. It can also hit a steady and somewhat acceptable 24mpg.
This particular example was originally registered on 6th April 1972.
Around 1989 the car was restored and the original body colour of Yellow was changed to Monza Red. The V5 log book was updated and shows red as the current colour.
Although no history of the restoration was kept, it is clear to see when inspecting the car that the quality of the work was done to a good standard. Today, some 17 years later the paintwork is still very respectable and only a few small areas of bubbling can be seen along the base of two doors.
The mileage is currently showing just over 95,000 and we have no reason to believe this is not original, although no guarantee can be given.
A number of MOT's are included as detailed below:
29th May 2004 – Mileage 89077
30th May 2005 – Mileage 89603
30th May 2008 – Mileage 89666
22nd May 2010 -Mileage 91,757
7th May 2011 – Mileage 92,555
5th May 2012 – Mileage 93,381
11th May 2013 – Mileage 94,141
10th May 2014 – Mileage 94,767
9th May 2015 – Mileage 95,433
14th March 2016 – Mileage 95, 651
The car has a new full MOT and is obviously Road Tax FREE.
Recent works completed on the car include a full strip down of the gearbox linkage and replacement of a number of bushes and replacement of both front brake callipers.
Pristine examples of this model can be seen for sale at £10,000 plus. This is a fine presentable example but not anywhere near show standard. The body panels are straight and solid. The paint is respectable and tidy. The interior is in good condition, although a relatively cheap upgrade would be to replace the carpets at some point in the future.
The original 70's classic wolfrace alloys set off the cars looks, however it is very easy to fit original P6 V8 wheels trims over the top if needed.
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