1971 Rover 3.5 Coupé P5B

1971 Rover 3.5 Coupé P5B

Handsome, stylish and timeless, this elegant P5B is indicating just 53,951 miles. Eight years current ownership and over 500 hours spent by our vendor re-commissioning the car.

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Rover White
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    BHO 565J
  • ODOMETER READING
    53955 Miles

SUMMARY

Handsome, stylish and timeless, this elegant P5B is indicating just 53,951 miles. Eight years current ownership and over 500 hours spent by our vendor re-commissioning the car.

DESCRIPTION

  • Well presented in Rover White over a classic Rover 'Gentlemen's Club' interior in Mulberry leather with Mortlake Brown carpets
  • 53,955 miles indicated, just four former keepers and eight years in current ownership
  • Put into dry storage by its fourth owner during the summer of 2000 with 50,675 miles showing on the odometer
  • Purchased by our vendor on 01/09/2016 with the same mileage indicated   
  • We understand that he has spent over 500 hours re-commissioning the car including fitting new brake items, new hose pipes, new rear springs and new adjustable shock absorbers
  • He believes that the bodywork is all original as is the interior trim. A new battery and stainless steel exhaust have also been fitted
  • In February 2017, the chassis, underbody and doors were all treated with Dinitrol (see Condition Report)
  • Now MOT-exempt but the last MOT in 2017 had No Advisories 
 
Professional images to follow. 

SPECIFICATION

Make
ROVER
Model
3.5 COUPE P5B
Registration Number
BHO 565J
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
84505480
Engine Number
84014373
Transmission
Auto
Body Colour
Rover White

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

86 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

All original. Very good for 40 years old in my opinion. I have spent over 500 hours re-commissioning the car, fitting new brake items, new hose pipes, new rear springs and new adjustable shock absorbers. The bodywork is all original as is the interior trim. A new battery and stainless steel exhaust has also been fitted.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Mulberry Red Leatherwork has been re-connolised and would benefit from repeat re-connolising. Rear seats require re-padding.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

All original.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

All original.

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

All original. In February 2017 the chassis underbody and doors were all treated with Dinitrol. Dinitrol No: 3125 – Penetrates into seams and cavities O/S Front door O/S Rear door N/S Front door N/S Rear door O/S Chassis rail from rear to front N/S Chassis rail from rear to front Rear valance O/S Inner rear wing by boot N/S Inner rear wing by boot Fixing points O/S and N/S rear springs O/S Sill back to front N/S Sill back to front Cross member online with B post Cross member online with A post Front sub frame Treat O/S and N/S rear of D post Front wing O/S and N/S by A post and sill Dinitrol used:- Second application No: 3125 cavity wax (used about 4 litres - 23/02/2017) penetrates into seams and cavities. Can be used on open surfaces prior to rust proof waxing.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

All original.

Vehicle History

Remarks

The car had been in dry storage since the summer of 2000 with 50,675 miles showing on the milometer as at 28th August 2016. I purchased the car on 1st September 2016. 1st Owner: The car had covered 30,000 miles over a period of 2 years. 2nd Owner: Mr Harwood, only used the car every Sunday, to sit in overlooking the sea whilst reading the Sunday papers. Mr Harwood was the owner of a large car garage where the car was, I believe, first waxed, oiled and looked after. After Mr Harwood’s death the car was passed down to his son, Mr David Terence Harwood (3rd owner). 3rd Owner: Mr David Terence Harwood. Mr David Harwood had little interest in the car and it remained in dry storage in his Grandmother’s garage from some years. 4th Owner: In 1990 Mr Alan Stringer purchased the car. Mr Stringer is the husband of Mr Harwood’s Granddaughter. At this point the car’s milometer clock reading was about 45,000 miles. Mr Stringer owned the car for 26 years, up to 1st September 2016 (upon my purchase) and the car had covered 50,675 miles.


About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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