1971/J Rover P5B coupe auto
1971/J Rover P5B coupe auto –
Every once in a while you come across vehicles like this. Where photos just don’t do the car justice and however flamboyant you are with the vehicles description it still falls short of the vehicles actual stature.
All that can be said is – This car is one of the very best.
We have acquired this vehicle through a keeper who had owned it for just a year so we was able to “scratch the Rover P5b itch” he had had for many years.
Prior to this it was owned by a well respected retired Haulage contractor who is very well known within the classic Rover circles for his output of high quality work from engineering to detailing. He was known for spending his retirement working in an industrial unit solely working on P5B’s while also attending shows with his sons all around Scotland. This car was known to be built for himself so no stone was left unturned and its evident that he really did go that “extra mile”.
So where to start with the car itself? – The coachwork of course. The term “you could eat your dinner off it” applies to every square inch of this car with the undercarriage being as clean as the top! The “two tone” Silver birch over Burnt grey is a fabulous colour combination to compliment the spotless cream hide interior also!
The mechanics? – The former keeper was an authority on Rover V8 engines and set about the rebuild as a result. A spec includes the following – +20 vitesse pistons, re-ground crank, new mains, big ends, new SD1 cylinder heads with bigger valves and unleaded cams/lifters, new timing gears and chains and a high output oil pump working to 20lb sq inch.
After the engine the gearbox, rear axle brakes and suspension were all given the same kind of treatment!
A wonderful example. Surely one of, if not THE best example in the country boasting only 3 owners from new and believed to be genuine 44,000 miles from new with documents to support.
A Vehicle to be viewed to truly appreciate.
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