1964 Rover P4 110 Saloon
Model: P4 110 Saloon
Registration Number: JHR 56B
Chassis Number: 76501784A
Steering: Right Hand Drive
Guide Price: £2255
Lot No: 203
The P4 Rover first appeared in the late 1940’s as the Cyclops, featuring a central spotlight in the radiator grill. Affectionately known as ‘Aunty Rovers’ there were a variety of models available with four and six cylinder engines and varied specifications with manual or automatic gearboxes. Earlier examples had a freewheel device but this was replaced by an optional overdrive. Generally the P4 was and still is, highly regarded as a quality car with a most comfortable interior and good road manners. However the car was by no means stodgy or boring to drive and a well maintained example can be conducted with some enthusiasm.
This particular motor car, being to 110 specification, has a 2,625cc six cylinder engine mated to a four speed manual gearbox with overdrive. The grey paintwork is described by the owner as reasonable with chassis, floor and boot being good. Some bright work has been replaced. The interior appears largely original. The tan leather seats are showing some wear with a little amount of mouse attention to the driver’s one. Headlining and carpets are described as reasonable apart from a small hole in the former. Mechanically the vendor notes that the overdrive gearbox is good and steering, brakes and electrical equipment are all good. Radial tyres have been fitted and are apparently very good.
Apart from the current custodian, who acquired the motor car in 2011, the car is thought to have been in one family ownership and it is offered with V5C registration certificate and a current MOT test certificate.
Modestly reserved, this Rover should offer an opportunity to savour quality motoring as enjoyed in the Sixties, which after all was not a bad time to be on the road.