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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1968 Rover P6 3500 V8 Auto

This very genuine P6 3500 Auto has only completed 63,000 miles from new. The Rover stayed within the same family from 1968 to 2004 passing from father to son. We have been informed this car is the very first P6 V8 registered in Britain, whilst we cannot be certain this information has come from a P6 researcher in Germany.

The car was bought from Timberlakes of Wigan, Lancashire on the 2nd May 1968 and this was the owner's first ever brand new car. The car was used for pleasure (holidays etc) and was serviced by the owners own Haulage firm. Every four years or so the car was sent to a bodyshop in Leigh for treatment to any corrosion. In the cars lifetime, it has had two re-paints in its original Rover Green.  The owner stopped driving in 1989 and the car was garaged and not seen again until the owner's son inherited the car in August 2000.  The car was then transported to a local motor engineer to assess the current condition and to see if putting the car back on the road was viable. Surprisingly the Rover needed very little and was reported to be in very good order considering it had spent so much time off the road. All that was necessary to put the car back on the road was a new battery, new plugs, points and condenser, new fuel pump, new full exhaust and some minor corrosion on the boot floor to be dealt with. The car then passed the MOT, still with the original Avon cross ply tyres!

Once back on the road, a new brake servo, master cylinder and radiator were fitted. The owner also decided to fit an electric fuel pump. Besides this, the car is completely original with no modifications or drilled holes. The car was then sold in 2004 with 49,406 genuine miles. This mileage is guaranteed with support from MOT certificates back to new and having being with the same family from new. Since 2004 the Rover has had regular use and has covered over 13,000 miles in this time. 

The car drives beautifully with an excellent engine and smooth, quiet automatic gearbox. The running gear all feels and sounds superb as you would expect with a car that is so honest and gently used. The interior is fabulous and all original. Leather, carpets, headlining, door cards and dash are all excellent and tell so much about the life of this car. The interior clearly shows the car has never had a hard life.  The body is straight and in excellent order with nice first class paintwork. We sold the Rover to a regular customer in North Wales back in 2010 and since then the Rover has covered over 3000 miles and over this period was improved with a new water pump, a correct new radiator and heater box. The Rover has also had new brake pads and some minor detail improvements such as replacement rear light lenses, replacement number plate lamp fitting and replacement over riders. We sold the car again in 2013 and further work prior to going to one of our regular customers in Scotland included a full external re-paint, engine bay detailing and re-chromed front and rear bumpers and rear light lenses. Since then, the Rover has been highly detailed and prepared for shows. The Rover just weeks before arriving with us picked up a second in class prize at a show in Fife. Since being in Scotland, the boot area has all been beautifully detailed, period spot lamps fitted and some further upholstery and engine bay detail carried out.

This very early P6 is a fabulous motor car, a true time warp that has been preserved so well. The car is highly original and has been sympathetically improved over time. FEK 546F is an absolute superb car to drive and is ideal for shows and rallies.

Very hard to find like this.

Price: £SOLD