Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Fax: 01944 758963
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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1961 Rover P4 100

We know this lovely, largely original low mileage Rover P4 100 very well having sold it in 2005, again in December 2014 to one of our regular customers in Essex and more recently to a long term local customer who has bought over ten classic cars from us over many years. MKS 265 spent nine years in regular summer use from 2005 and has attended shows and rallies across Yorkshire. The Rover covered 4000 faultless miles and on return to us after nine years sold immediately to a regular customer in Essex. After almost one year of enjoying the Rover, it came back to us in part exchange and has since been used locally covering around 500 faultless miles.

MKS 265 has been slowly improved since 2005 and has been treated to various re-chroming work. Mechanically the Rover has been superbly maintained and has proved completely reliable. The car has had various ignition items replaced, a new water pump and a new speedo cable. During the 1990's the Rover was with one owner in West Yorkshire and receipts are with the car for new hoses, thermostat housing, de-coke head gasket set, brake shoes, wheel cylinders, calipers and pistons, brake discs, brake pads and new brake pipes. Between 1961 and 1991 the Rover had just two owners and was in very careful ownership, hence today's wonderful original condition.

Our Rover retains wonderful original upholstery. The leather seats are in lovely condition and have been preserved and regularly fed with leather treatment. The carpets are still the cars original set and whilst very thin in places, particualry the passenger front carpet, this demonstrates a very honest, original car. Woodwork is superb, door cards are excellent and the headlining is very good. The original tool kit and pedal rubbers are still in place, a real time warp. The Rover also presents superbly on the exterior and was treated to a full professional external re-paint in 2014. The panels are excellent and straight, the paint finish is of a very high quality and the underside is structurally excellent and protected with black waxoyl. The engine bay is very clean and well presented, as is the boot area with original mat and side panels.

On the road MKS 265 is as you would expect with just 62,000 miles from new. The engine is very quiet and runs perfectly. The car starts instantly, is strong, powerful and smooth. The gear changes are excellent and first gear is very quiet. The brakes are sharp, the car steers and handles incredibly well and performance is impressive with a working overdrive. The Rover is ready to use and enjoy and is one of the most original, best driving P4 examples we have had. 

Price: £SOLD