1972 Rover 2000 SC (P6)
(Featured on 9th April 2010)
Registration: XDV 364K
Sellers original description:
A fantastic 1972 Rover 2000 SC (P6) in truly exceptional condition. Effectively one owner, and just 23,500 miles from new.
Used very infrequently during its early years and dry stored for the last 15 years
Never restored or welded and remarkably rust free the car retains all of its factory fitted glass and panels.
The taxation class is historic vehicle so you will not have to pay for Road fund licence
Must be one of the finest, lowest mileage examples of a 1972 Rover 2000 SC in the country.
It has been over 30 years since the last one left the production line the Rover P6 makes a good choice for a classic car. Parts are readily available and there are owners clubs. The only downside is that good original condition unrestored examples are rare, extremely hard to find and therefore highly prized and sought after.
A Little History About The Car
The owner of XDV 346K, a Devon Business man, had always much admired the Rover 2000. As he approached retirement he fulfilled his dream and, in the spring of 1972, became the proud owner of the car offered here today.
Never intended to be used as daily transport but more of a ‘retirement’ car XCV 346K saw very infrequently use during its early years. Kept in an integral heated Garage it was cherished and only aired for short local journeys during the summer months and for family holidays in the U.K and occasionally in France.
The car had been fitted from new with a vinyl roof with matching fold back, London design Centre award winning, Weathershield sunshine roof.
The Rover Passport to service book present with the car shows main dealer servicing every 3,000 miles up to 19,000 miles in 1982. By this time the car had only been covering a few hundred miles a year according to the 1978, 79, and 1980 M.O.T certificates. The 1989 certificate records the mileage then at just 20,676 and the car, whose owner was suffering ill health, was all but laid up in dry storage.
In the early nineties, sadly, the owner died and a few years later title to the car transferred to his son although the car remained unused in the heated garage at the Fathers house.
In 1998 the car was M.O.T’ed for the first time in 9 years and the son, whilst not often using XDV 364K, kept every thing free and running by driving the car a few dry miles each month and servicing the car himself.
By 2002 the mileage was 23,392 and today this remarkable Rover 2000, which is on sale for the first time in 37 years, has covered just 23,500 genuine miles from new.
It is hard to imagine a more genuine Rover P6 than XDV 364K.
This is a very special car indeed and should not be compared to the majority of Rover P6’s for sale. It is in amazing condition. It has been loved and cared for all of its life by its fastidious owners.
It is effectively one owner who was a member of the owners club and loved and cherished this car.
It looks fantastic, drives superbly and with the exception of the carpets wants nothing doing.
It is without doubt in show winning condition and could straight forwardly become a concours contender.