1949 Rover P3 75 4-lite Sports Saloon
£5,880Rare 4-lite six-cylinder Sports Saloon; from 31
year ownership; older restoration; original radio and full toolkit; a very sound
car for recommissioning after a period in storage
splendid P3 75 was completed on 8th August 1949 and despatched the next day to W
H Atkinson and Co in Huddersfield according to the accompanying Heritage
It wears the registration number NPF 150 which was issued by
Surrey Council in 1949 which is a slight mystery, but cars were hard to come by
in 1949 so maybe its new owner lived in Surrey?
It was purchased by the
vendor in 1989 - so comes from 31 year ownership and it was re-registered
on what is thought to be its original number in 1981 - the old style V5 stating
it was declared manufactured in 1949 (which it was).
The car is still on
the DVLA database and the submission of the old style V5 should get its new
owner a shiny new red one. It has two original handbooks, a book on Rover
cars and various old bills etc.
In 1989 it had an some money spent - with
new kingpins, idler and track rod ends and a further £500 was laid out in
1990 on an 'engine-out' overhaul including a replacement camshaft and four new
rockers. We are also advised that further work to the chassis, bulkhead and
woodwork was undertaken at about this time.
We are told the exhaust is
made of stainless steel and the sunroof works, although we cannot confirm if the
original radio 'warms up' as there is currently no battery on the car. This is
because it has been in storage for the last seven years, although we are told it
was running just fine when it stopped.
The interior is delightfully
original and the attached photos show the best and worst of the bodywork. It
remains very solid indeed, but there will be some jobs to do to recommision it
for the road.
This is a rare, desirable and attractive 4-lite Sports
saloon which a powerful six-cylinder engine. It is extremely original and
complete down to the radio and pull-out tool tray under the
We have not attempted to start it while it has been
on-site.For more information - contact Matthew Parkin 07813