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1964 Rover P5 3.0 Auto Coupe MK2. Juniper Green Silver Birch roof.

Sale price: £7,500.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: £1,000's spent :( Very near completion but selling up and haven't got time to finish. Very little to do to make a very very nice example.

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1964 Rover P5 3.0 Auto Coupe MK2. Juniper Green Silver Birch roof. for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 365 votes

Offered for sale here is a fantastic opportunity for a VERY light restoration project to complete for someone. when some other mug (me!!) has spent all the money and done all the hard work! :(

The car is a rare Mk2 Rover P5 3. 0 Auto Coupe. It is finished in Juniper Green with a Silver birch roof with the correct matching green hide. The car is showing 42. 00 miles that was warranted to me by the previous owner that may well be right. as it drove very well when I bought it 4 years ago. It does have the original fully stamped service book up to 33. 00 miles in 1977! and the last MoT was done at 41. 00 miles.

I bought this car 4 years ago and it was very solid and there wasn't a lot wrong with it at all. But as I had a soft spot for them I decided to start restoring the old girl to it's pristine glory and have very nearly finished! It's been sat in my showroom as a showpiece for the last year and has got loads of admiring glances and comments whilst I've been finishing her off on quiet Sundays. But a national retailer has shown an interest in the premises. so I'm selling up and just haven't got the time to finish her off now.

Here's what I have done to her:-

Full high quality re-spray about 3 years ago                                    £2. 00

ALL the chrome done                                                                       £1. 00

Re-connollised the Leather                                                              £450

Bought and replaced all the rubbers                                                £450

(the rear doors and rear screen still need doing but are supplied)

Refurbished the door caps                                                               £250

Replaced A-panel kick plates and rear parcel shelf and

bought numerous bits of trim. badges etc.                                      £500?

Days and weeks of labour!!!                                                             £????

I haven't scrimped on anything I have done. but here's what's left to do:-

There's a piece of the headlining right above the screen that's gone missing and needs sourcing and fitting (I've lost it somewhere and will have another look for it).

The rear screen rubber needs fitting properly and the chrome trim surrounding it needs clipping on (I've got it all and new clips).

The horn mechanism has gone walkies as well and needs sourcing and fitting. but I'll have a look for that as well.

A couple of the coupe gauges below the main instrument cluster have stopped working (speedo and rev counter work fine).

Neither of the seat recliners are working. I stripped these when I had the leather done. and had the chrome side plates where the backrest meets the base all re-chromed (as they're as rare as anything to find for a MK2) at the same time. It was only when I put the seats in the car and bolted them down I realised they don't recline. but they just need taking to bits again and I'm sure it's an easy fix.

Needs a rear number plate.

Needs a replacement choke cable.

If you're going to be ultra fussy you might replace the carpets to win a concours rosette. but I liked the fact they're original and they have scrubbed up alright and there's no holes or rips in them.

That's it I think! Apart from a final scrub up and polish and some detailing which would make her mint :)

I've started the car today for the first time in a while and she fired up OK. It could probably do with a tune up to be fair. as I've hardly started her in 4 years. But when I bought it she drove very well indeed and I spun her round the block today and it still drives ok if a bit spluttery and the box changes fine and the overdrive works. The brakes binded on for about a hundred yards but seemed to free off and she also stops fine.

It will need an MoT as the last one ran out in 2013. But it had no advises on it then and the car hasn't been anywhere since! I checked it out underneath when I bought it and it was very solid underneath and had never been welded that I could see. I also got all the lights and electrics working when I put the chrome back together.

So that's it! Don't expect an instant concours coupe. but it's not far off for someone who fancies very little effort left or expense to make her into one.

I reckon the car owes me the thick end of £11. 00 without my labour. but that's my problem and I don't think I'm being unrealistic on price as it would probably break for what I'm asking if you take into consideration what all the new chromework. seats. re-sprayed body shell etc.  are worth!!

It's got to go. and if you need any more details or have any questions just call me on 07774 770265 or message me.

It would probably be safer trailering it as it's got no MoT and hasn't been on a run for a bit. But I have got a cheap transport company if you want a quote.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Barnaby Swire, dated 13 february 2017
Do you still have this ? If so, in what part of the country ?
It's quite an old ad., I know, but one can but ask !
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