Property of a deceased's estate,1974 Rover 3500S Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 48109292D Engine no. 48110079
Lot 440
Property of a deceased's estate, 1974 Rover 3500S Sports Saloon Project
Registration no. RRB 657M Chassis no. 48109292D Engine no. 48110079
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,200 - 1,900
To be sold without reserve

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,1974 Rover 3500S Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 48109292D Engine no. 48110079 Property of a deceased's estate,1974 Rover 3500S Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 48109292D Engine no. 48110079 Property of a deceased's estate,1974 Rover 3500S Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 48109292D Engine no. 48110079
Property of a deceased's estate
1974 Rover 3500S Sports Saloon Project
Registration no. RRB 657M
Chassis no. 48109292D
Engine no. 48110079

Footnotes

  • An engineering tour de force yet somewhat lacking in the refinement long-associated with Rovers, the all-new '2000' debuted in 1963. Although the newcomer possessed an exemplary ride and a sumptuous and well-laid-out interior, its four-cylinder engine was noticeably harsher than the larger P5's 3.0-litre six. Enlargement to 2.2 litres liberated more power but what was really needed was a better power unit. A capacious engine bay had been part of the design brief so when Rover acquired the rights to Buick's 3½-litre light-alloy V8, its installation in the 2000 was accomplished relatively easily. Launched in automatic-only form in 1968, the 3500 was an immense improvement on its predecessor, the lazy under-stressed V8 providing much greater flexibility and, in 150bhp 3500S form, boosting top speed to 120mph-plus.

    This automatic transmission 3500S was registered new to the North Thames Gas Board and comes with its service passport recording servicing up to 17th February 1976 (at 20,832 miles) together with comprehensive details of work carried out between February 1983 and January 1987 (at 90,547 miles). Purchased by the lady vendor's late husband in 1995, the car has been in dry storage for several years and is offered for restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, this ideal entry-level classic saloon is offered with the aforementioned service history and Swansea V5 registration document.

    No reserve.
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