1970 Rover 3.5 V8 P5B Saloon

Lot: 717

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1970 Rover P5b automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 75 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A stately Rover much favoured by The Queen...The Rover 'P5 Series' is a group of large, executive, saloons and coupés  produced by Rover from 1958 until 1973. Models were marketed under the names Rover 3 Litre, Rover 3.5 Litre and Rover 3½ Litre. The Mark III was presented at the London Motor Show in October 1965, described at the time as "even more luxuriously trimmed and furnished". It was again available in two separate, 4-door body styles, coupé and saloon. The Mark III used the same engine as its predecessor, but it now produced 134 horsepower. Externally it could be distinguished by the full-length trim strip along the body and Mark III badging; internally it replaced the rear bench seat with two individually moulded rear seats, making it more comfortable to ride in for four occupants but less so for five. The final iteration of the P5 appeared in September 1967. Now powered by the 3,528 cc Rover V8 engine also used in the 3500, the car was badged as the "3.5 Litre", and commonly known as the 3½ Litre. The final letter in the "P5B" model name came from Buick, the engine's originator. The Queen's P5B is currently on display at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon.

First registered in October 1970, this Rover P5B is finished in White, and we understand has covered 88,000 miles. The Rover is accompanied by a history folder containing some older invoices and a fresh MoT Certificate. These big Rovers are beginning to appreciate and are comfortable and stylish classics. 

Lot Details

Registration: FYM293J RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 88000
Model: P5b MOT expiry: 2017-04-09
Warranted: No Chassis number: 84006327D

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 75 / 135


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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 Every-day 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