1971 Rover 3500 berline
Lot 347
1971 Rover 3500 berline
Sold for €5,175 (US$ 6,429) inc. premium

Lot Details
1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline 1971 Rover 3500 berline
1971 Rover 3500 berline
Châssis n° 45400183 A
Moteur n° 42523381 C

Un spacieux compartiment moteur faisait partie du cahier des charges de la Rover 2000, c'est ainsi que lorsque Rover acquit la licence pour le V8 Buick en alliage léger, son installation sur la 2000 fut grandement facilitée. Dévoilée en version avec transmission automatique uniquement, la 3 500 qui en résulta représentait un énorme progrès par rapport à sa devancière, le lent et paresseux V8 offrant une bien plus grande souplesse et dans sa version 3500 S de 150 ch autorisait une vitesse de pointe de plus de 190 km/h.

Livrée neuve en Belgique, cette Rover 3500 automatique fut achetée à son premier propriétaire, M. Denis Peeters, d'Anvers, par l'actuel propriétaire – l'ancien importateur Rover en Belgique –le 18 mars 1982. La voiture est équipée d'appuie-tête, de la direction assistée, d'une lunette arrière dégivrante et recevait une livrée blanc Davos d'origine avec intérieur en cuir ébène. Elle a depuis été repeinte en vert amande. Les travaux récents comprennent la réfection des freins, l'installation de nouveaux pneus (2007) et une révision de la transmission automatique (2012). De plus, le tapis de sol conducteur a été rénové et les carburateurs SU ont été refaits avec de nouveaux joints. La voiture est vendue avec une brochure Rover 3500, un certificat de conformité belge de Leyland Industries, son livret d'entretien (1974-1981), l'immatriculation annulée du premier propriétaire, ses papiers d'immatriculation belges actuels et un historique complet.

Sans réserve

1971 Rover 3500 Saloon
Chassis no. 45400183 A
Engine no. 42523381 C

A capacious engine bay had been part of the Rover 2000's design brief, so when Rover acquired the rights to Buick's light-alloy V8, its installation in the 2000 was accomplished relatively easily. Launched in automatic-only form in 1968, the resulting '3500' model 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 190km/h-plus.

Delivered new to Belgium, this automatic transmission Rover 3500 was bought by the current owner – the former Rover importer for Belgium - on 18th March 1982 from the first owner, Mr. Denis Peeters of Antwerp. The car is equipped with headrests, power steering and a heated rear screen, and originally was finished in Davos White with Ebony leather interior. It has since been refinished in Almond Green. Recent works carried out include overhauling the brakes and fitting new tyres (2007) and overhauling the automatic transmission (2012). In addition, the driver's side carpet has been renewed and the SU carburettors rebuilt with new gaskets. The car is offered with a Rover 3500 brochure; Leyland Industries Belgium Certificate of Conformity; service sheet (1974-1981); cancelled first-owner registration; current Belgian registration papers and extensive history.

No reserve.

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