1965 Rover 3-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 79800009-A Engine no. 79500296-A

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1965 Rover 3-Litre Saloon
Registration no. PRP 127D Chassis no. 79800009-A Engine no. 79500296-A

Sold for £ 2,860 (US$ 4,045) inc. premium
1965 Rover 3-Litre Saloon
Registration no. PRP 127D
Chassis no. 79800009-A
Engine no. 79500296-A

Footnotes

  • Intended to compete with Jaguar’s MkVII in the luxury saloon market, the P5 3-Litre arrived in 1958. The first unitary construction Rover, the P5 used a bored-out version of the firm’s familiar inlet-over-exhaust six-cylinder engine. Power output initially was 115bhp, increasing to 134bhp later, but for Rover’s established clientele, most notably the Civil Service which bought hundreds, the car’s quietness, refinement and luxurious, ‘gentlemen’s club’ interior were of far greater importance. Announced for 1965, the ultimate MkIII version added power-assisted steering and reclining seats to the MkII-introduced improvements that included the up-rated engine, lowered suspension and improved gear-change.
    This left-hand drive, automatic-transmission saloon was donated by a Swiss gentleman, Mr K Riwar, in 1997 and has been in regular use since then. Described as ‘good all round and operable’, the car is offered with numerous expired MoTs (most recent 08.05.06) current road fund licence and Swansea V5. It is expected to possess a fresh MoT by time of sale.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this vehicle is fitted with a manual transmission and not an automatic one as stated in the catalogue.
  • This lot has a current MoT that expires in May 2007.
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