Introduced in 1963, the P6 was the sixth and the last of the famous 'P' series Rovers to reach production.
Designed by David Bache and looking positively futuristic compared to earlier models, it was an engineering tour de force and was immediately voted European Car of the Year. It also won awards for safety, thanks to its carefully designed passenger cell and advanced unibody design with non-stressed panels bolted to a massively strong unit frame.
Other advanced features included de Dion tube suspension at the rear, bell-cranked front suspension for a roomy engine bay, four wheel disc brakes (inboard at the rear), a fully-synchromesh transmission and individual rear ‘bucket’ seats. It was so advanced from the outset that it never needed much in the way of facelifts throughout its 14-year production run.
Initially only available with a 104bhp 2-litre engine, a more sporting 124bhp twin-carb 2000TC was available from 1966 which could sprint to 60mph in 11 seconds on its way to a top speed of 110mph with improved Girling disc brakes to bring it safely to a halt. The P6 range continued to sell in healthy numbers until the arrival of the ‘flying wedge’ SD1 cars in 1976.
First registered in January 1972, this 2000TC Manual is on offer from a deceased estate. It was last on the road in 2012 at which time its odometer was reading 77,935 miles. There are several older invoices on file and it has a current V5C and correct handbook.
Sold as a project car, it looks like a straightforward recommissioning job and is on offer at no reserve so the highest bid takes it home