1976 Rover P6 3500S

Lot: 149

Sold for (£): 7,700
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1976 Rover P6 3500 S manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 101 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A fabulous P6 3500S showing 77,000 miles on the odometer. Just 4 former keepers, with the last owner owning the car for some 18 years. Interestingly enough, a previous owner of the car was Dr Michael Beetham of Milton Keynes, who founded the P6 owners club.

The lovely Rover P6 3500 S. The letter "S" was chosen to denote "Synchromesh" as this model came with a four-speed manual gearbox (a modified version used in the 2000/2200). The 3500 S was said to be noticeably quicker than the automatic version of the car, with the 0-60 time coming in at 9s as opposed to 10.1 for the standard car. The fuel consumption was also improved over the automatic

This manual gearbox example was first registered on the 19th July 1976. Finished in striking Avocado Green with Cream leather seats this car is said to have been fully restored some 15 years ago (having only covered a few hundred miles since). The restoration we are told included new body panels, new brightwork and a full re-spray. The engine was rebuilt with new pistons, hydraulic valve lifters, new timing chain and sprockets. The gearbox was also rebuilt and a new clutch fitted. New shocks, brakes (including hoses) and front wheel bearings were also all replaced. 

The car has the desirable power steering option. It comes with its original toolkit, handbook and a MoT certificate valid till 28th of May 2016.

Lot Details

Registration: KYH 199P RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1976 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 77000
Model: P6 3500 S MOT expiry: 2016-05-28
Warranted: No Chassis number: 48114856D

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 101 / 135

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Vehicle History

About the 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 its 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.
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