Rover 3500 P6 VIP 1976

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Lot No: 34

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1976 Rover 3500 P6 VIP 76,283 (Not Warranted) £24,840.00 + buyers premium


Rover P6 3500 VIP. This is one of the 77 VIP models made by Rover in 1976 as P6 production came to an end. At that time Rover had 77 main dealerships throughout the UK and thus it was one car per dealership. These cars were not for sale to the public, they were intended for the manager of each branch and were the only P6 cars to feature air conditioning and the later SD1 interior. They only came in two colours; platinum silver or Brasillia brown (44 silver, 33 brown). Of the 77 produced only seven are known to have survived; 6 platinum models and this car… the only former Brasillia brown example. For better or worse depending on your opinion of the brown the previous owner of this car decided to have the colour changed to this pretty metallic blue colour when the car underwent a £40,000 professional restoration (click here for photos). Photos of the car in its original condition are in the cars history folder and aside from the originality issue i think everyone would agree that the blue is a far more attractive colour. The professional rebuild took over two years to complete and was totally comprehensive insomuch every panel was removed and assessed and many were replaced. Even the roof was removed (something that is possible on a P6) during the rebuild. A comprehensive history file of invoices and photographs documents all this. The engine was fully rebuilt and uprated to fast road spec and converted to run on unleaded fuel. All the ancilliaries including the air con were rebuilt. The automatic transmission, drivetrain and real axle were all rebuilt. The VIP model was only ever produced in automatic form there was no manual option. A list of the work carried out is included in the history folder, the work was done by James Watt Automotive based in Staffordshire. The underside of the car is as good as the day it left the factory, they left no stone unturned during this restoration as money was not an issue. If you want the very best Rover P6 VIP then this is it! Elegance personified.

Full Details:

Lot No. 34
Auction 29th April 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Rover
Vehicle Model 3500 P6 VIP
Year of Manufacture 1976
Mileage 76,283 (Not Warranted)
Registration MDK582R
Date first Registered 01-10-1976
MOT None
Chassis Number 86130869
Engine Number 45122594
Estimated Sale Price £8000 - 9000

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