Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB


Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1939 Rover 12 Saloon

We are delighted to offer this beautifully rebuilt Rover 12 onto the market. We sold the Rover to a local regular customer near Pickering over five years ago and during this period the car has covered over 4000 faultless miles. The car has only been used in dry weather for relatively local runs out, often visiting us on a Sunday during the summer months. The owner previous was based in Hull and being part of the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club meant the Rover was competing in many local shows and participating in several Club rallies and events.

Between 2004 and 2006 the Rover had substantial restoration work to include various bodywork and paintwork. Considerable expenditure was put into detail improvements and almost £3000 spent on an engine rebuild to include re-bore, re-grinding the crankshaft, white metal machining work, bronze line valve guides, new inlet and exhaust valves, new little end bushes, new pistons and reconditioned oil pump. The flywheel was refaced and balanced, a new starter ring gear fitted and a new timing chain supplied. A new clutch was also fitted at this point. Since this major engine work, 7000 miles have been covered and the Rover runs and performs perfectly. A comprehensive history file accompanies the car and further invoices date back to the late 90's to include some re-trimming work, new running boards and various mechanical improvements. We also have an original handbook, consecutive MOT's dating back to 1999 and one single MOT test from 1970.

Today YJ 7296 presents beautifully with delightful, deep paintwork with a splendid finish. The bodywork is exceptionally smart and the chrome work gleams. The car is wonderfully detailed and is ideal for entering shows. The interior is excellent with a superb headlining, high quality carpets and stunning leather. This is a superbly detailed car that has been maintained to a very high standard. On the road performance is excellent with a strong, perfectly running engine, lovely useable four speed gearbox and the car feels tight with perfect handling and braking. The car is an absolute delight throughout and will be admired by many.

Price: £SOLD