SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED
A beautifully elegant Rover P6 2200TC with just 42,465 miles from new.
Main body of welded steel construction, aluminium alloy bonnet and boot lid, underbody protection, wax injected body sections, De-Dion tube rear suspension, chrome bumpers with overriders and rubber pushers, chrome trim to light clusters, door frame, drip rail, door handles and door mirrors. Chrome arrow roof antenna, 2200TC wing badges, pendulum cover door locks, front and rear quarter light openers, quad beam headlamps, front side lamp clusters with top prism, dual individual rear seats with wide central armrest, rotary map light, central courtesy light, cigar lighter, rev counter, gauges for engine temperature, oil pressure, ammeter, twin locking glove boxes. Factory options; Front headrests.
Boasting the accolade of winning the very first European Car of the Year award in 1964, the all new and innovative Rover P6 was a ‘clean sheet’ design and replaced the aging P4. This stunning 2200TC model is finished in the original colour of Mexico Brown, (Code ACC), as denoted on the Factory Record Certificate issued by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. The deep lustrous shine to the paintwork looks incredible and boasts a beautiful uniform finish. All panels are in outstanding order with clean seams lines and factory spot welds that positively separate this car from the usual patched up and bodged examples. There is a very light long scratch to the lower rear nearside wing, not very noticeable. The underside is in superb order. All factory chrome has a bright mirror finish with only light aging and the trim sections and rubbers are in excellent order. The boot lid and front wing Rover and 2200TC badges are near perfect but the front Rover emblem is crazed and discoloured. A truly opulent design from the Rover heydays and very difficult to better with this exceptional example.
The lavish interior is typical of this era of Rover and remains in outstanding original condition commensurate with the low 42,269 miles covered. The factory coverings to the box-pleated double-corded brushed nylon seats in Sandalwood are in excellent condition and are free from damage or significant wear. The seats are immensely comfortable and a true sense of occasion overwhelms on every journey. The matching door cards with wood veneer cappings and the headlining are immaculate and the beautifully ornate steering wheel and switchgear are a delight for appreciators of the bygone era. All functions and controls operate including the original LW/MW radio. The carpets are clean with a few very isolated and small areas of thinning to the main touch points. The huge luggage area boasts a neat custom made and removable false floor to hide the spare wheel as opposed the original vertical mounted arrangement. The spare wheel cover and bracket are included to revert back if required. This is truly a first-class interior of this iconic model complete with delightful period Rover scent!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Powered by the factory fitted 2200TC specification engine, this four-cylinder unit with aluminium alloy head and twin S.U.HIF 6 carburettors produces 115bhp and 183Nm of torque. The engine breathes through a stainless-steel exhaust and performs brilliantly, is surprisingly swift and a real pleasure to drive. The unmolested engine bay is beautifully clean and displays factory stickers, labels and the inner wings both have the original chassis number stamp. The four-speed gearbox has synchromesh on all forward gears and operates brilliantly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Full width easy-clean polished stainless steel trim covers are in remarkable condition and look superb, and the matching classic style tyres of size 165/80 R14 have masses of tread remaining. Factory fitted with Girling disc brakes front and rear and featuring servo assistance, this advanced for the time and well-maintained braking system operates very well. New discs have been fitted to the front and the braking system overhauled.
This incredible example was registered new on 17th January 1974 to a Mr Veal by Rover Main Dealer, Mann Egerton Limited in Norfolk. The Factory Record Certificate issued by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirms this example as a factory RHD car for the UK Home Market with the date of build being the 6th December 1973. The exterior colour of Mexico Brown is recorded along with all vehicle identification numbers that match that of the Factory Record Certificate. There are just five former keepers in total one of which known well to KGF Classic Cars, Mr Berridge, a retired Mechanical Engineer and Draughtsman of esteemed seniority. The car was kept in the highly talented Mr Berridges large garden workshop where he also made from scratch incredible scaled down ride-on Land Rover’s for his Grandchildren, fully working with electric motors!
The large history file supports the genuine 42,465 miles from new and includes the original Passport to Service (service book) and the Rover 2200 owner’s manual. A comprehensive file of invoices and MOT certificates date back to the early 1980’s and service records date back to the PDI and running in service carried out in 1974. There is no doubt in the condition, interior and driving manner of this stunning Rover that it has been truly cherished and is a credit to its former keepers. Last sold by KGF Classic Cars to Mr Rose who unfortunately due to ill health has had to give up driving. Examples this good are very hard to come by.
Share this content on social media.Print this page