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Lot No. 848 - 1970 Rover 3.5 Coupe P5B

Sold for: £45,510

From 18 years current ownership with 21,070 miles from new, this is a simply remarkable example.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • Superbly finished in Admiralty Blue with a Silver Birch roof and lovely buckskin hide interior
  • Supplied new to Head, Wrightson of Teesside and the personal car of the Chairman, Sir John Wrightson, 3rd Baronet of Neasham Hall 
  • Subsequently passed to two further owners before being purchased by our vendor in 2002
  • Part of a private collection and kept in dehumidified storage for some years but run-up regularly
  • Lightly used on private roads and has benefitted from regular oil and anti-freeze changes
  • Recently fully recommissioned by our ultra-fastidious vendor. See Condition Report 
  • Fresh MOT just issued with no advisories and valid until 9/11/2021
  • Undoubtedly one of the best in the World, this is a very, very impressive P5B and would reward any inspection

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Monday 7th December and Friday 11th December.

Please call our team on 01926 640888 to secure your viewing time.

The health & safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

Should you require specific further information about this car, please contact the car's consignor on the mobile number above or email them directly from the listing.

Year of manufacture:
1970
Make:
Rover
Chassis number:
84504419
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
3528
Body colour:
Admiralty blue
MOT Expiry:
Tuesday 09 November 2021
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
UXG 500J
Model:
3.5 Coupe P5B
Engine number:
84011562C
Interior colour:
Buckskin hide interior
Odometer Reading:
21072
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

116 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Immaculate paintwork and chrome.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Recent tasks; "Carefully remove door cards and inject oil/Waxoyl blend inside door casings to preserve. Refit door cards".

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Smooth and responsive with excellent oil pressure. Impressive engine bay. Recent tasks; "Change engine oil and install new oil filter (genuine new old stock Unipart). Investigate low heater efficiency. Replace the heater matrix. Replace coolant hoses (factory spec with string reinforcement). Flush cooling system and install 3 litres of fresh Bluecol antifreeze. Replace alternator and power steering drive belts. Replace spark plugs. Replace contact points, set dwell angle (27 degrees) and ignition timing to standard 6 degrees BTDC with no retard necessary. Lubricate distributor. Replace fuel filter with genuine NOS. Replace fuel pump diaphragm as a matter of course. Service carburettors, balance and tune. Replace reserve tap Viton 'O' ring. Replace air filters."

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Recent tasks; "Drain automatic gearbox fluid. Remove sump and replace filter screen. Replace selector shaft seal. Clean and refit with a new gasket. Refill with the correct Borg Warner-type fluid. Check control pressure and adjust as necessary".

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

Recent tasks; "Overhaul brakes as necessary including re-sealing master cylinder, servo, rear-wheel cylinder and front callipers. Lightly skim original front brake discs and install genuine N/OS Girling brake pads. Re-pack front hubs with fresh grease and adjust hub end float. Replace all 3 flexible brake hoses and brake pipes. Replace track rod end gaiters as necessary and adjust tracking. Replace anti-roll bar rubber bushes. Drain rear axle oil. Replace pinion oil seal and refill with fresh EP90 axle oil. Grease propellor shaft splines. Lubricate rear leaf springs and replace rear rubber bobbin mountings. Change power steering fluid. Check steering idler level and top up as necessary".

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Recent Tasks; "Remove seized wiper motor, dismantle, clean out old, hard grease and refit with fresh grease. Replace wiper blade rubbers with original new old stock Trico. Service door light switches".

Vehicle History

Remarks

Supplied new to Head Wrightson of Teeside and the personal car of Sir John Wrightson, 3rd Baronet of Neasham Hall Darlington and Chairman of Head Wrightson.

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