1971 Rover P5B Coupe
One-family-owned from new; only 49,300 miles; engine recently started; very sound body; last on the road in 2003; straightforward project
This Rover P5B Coupe was bought new by our vendor’s father in February 1971 and has remained in the family ever since, ownership transferring from father to son in 2001 when it had covered 48,884 miles. The 49,238 miles currently displayed is said to be correct.
An invoice on file shows that the bodywork was restored in 1999 which included new inner and outer sills, new inner rear wings, new boot floor panels, new jacking points plus other localised repairs as required. There are photos of the work in progress and others showing how smart the car looked once repaired.
There are two old MOTs on file, the last of which was issued in 2003 shortly after which the car was taken off the road and put into storage. Earlier this year the engine was got running again but the car cannot be driven because there is no fluid in the gearbox and the brakes will need attention.
As you can see in the photos, the car appears generally sound and the panels are in decent shape apart from some localised surface rust here and there. The paintwork is tired as is the chromework. The interior looks to be in fairly good condition and should clean up well although it will need new carpets in the front.
On offer here as a straightforward project, it shouldn’t take too much to get it roadworthy and the cosmetics could be attended to when time and funds allow. One-family-owned from new and unusually low mileage, it is on offer here at no reserve and has the potential to make a very nice car indeed.
Documents: Old style V5; two old MOTs; two invoices; photos
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: XOC503J
Chassis Number: 84505078D
Engine Number: 84013467
Engine Size: 3500cc
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