Posts Tagged ‘rover’

Not European – 1962 and 1960 Rover P5 Pair

June 25, 2016

Rovers, largely unknown and unrecognized in North America, are a great alternative choice in the wood-and-leather class of car. With an upright grill that apes nobody else’s, a large black-rimmed steering wheel, over-stuffed leather seats and a stout inline six-cylinder all contributed to the luxurious feeling of the P5, as did the leather rear bench with center and door armrests, as well as a reading lamp. All those features gained the car the approval of many prominent Britons, but of very few North Americans, with no Rover – P5, P6, or SD1 – seeming to have significant success in the New World. Fortunately, that makes them fairly affordable here – check out this pair of 1962 and 1960 Rover P5s, currently bid at $553 with 3 1/2 days left to go in Klamath Falls, OR.

1962 Rover P5 left front

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Frozen Auntie – 1965 Rover P5 Coupe

September 5, 2014

You could easily say the last traditional Rover was the P5. After this, Rovers came with 4-cylinder engines and adapted all sorts of modern structural and safety features. With 129hp from its straight six, its power was probably as adequate for its size as the Rolls Royce’s was for its size. Few of these cars remain in North America, although with British sedans being more popular in Canada, some made it into the US that way. One car that might have followed that path is this 1965 Rover P5 Coupe for sale for $1500 in Anchorage, AK.

1965 Rover P5 Coupe left front

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Thoroughly Modern Auntie – 1968 Rover P6 2000TC

August 20, 2014

If you’re a fan of obscure cars, you can’t possibly miss out on the British car industry. No other country seems to support such a diverse industry of low-volume car manufacturers, rebuilders, and restorers. And of course there was a tremendous diversity of manufacturers there through most of the last century, from Armstrong Siddeley to Lea Francis to Sunbeam, Rover, and Triumph. Some of their cars were very traditional, like the Morris Marina and Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, and others were very advanced, like the Rover P6. While they can’t take credit for incorporating all the advanced safety features, they did pick and choose from some good sources like Citroen. Check out this 1968 Rover P6 2000TC for sale with bidding at $1225 and just under 4 days left to go in Saint Helens, OR.

1968 Rover P6 2000TC right front

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