Motodrome are pleased to offer this 1972 example of the stately Rover P5b Coupe,
All P5B’s, with the Rover V8 motor, automatic transmission, PAS, and decent brakes, are supremely useable for a classic car, and this one has also been fitted with electronic ignition, stainless exhaust, thermostatically controlled cooling fan, and electric fuel pump. It also has a rudimentary period cruise control system fitted
What really sets this one apart is that has had just one private owner for the last 40 years, who’s cherished it and used it carefully and sparingly since having it restored by a Rover specialist in 2001 – according to old MOT’s it’s covered around 20000 miles since. The restoration included a reconditioned engine and gearbox, plus the usual structural and cosmetic work, followed by a full repaint in the original colours.
It only had 2 keepers prior to his ownership. Current odometer reading 49900 miles which we think is really 149900, so it’s being sold as ‘mileage incorrect’ to avoid any misunderstandings
History-wise we have a massive folder of bills and old MOT’s etc dating back to at least 1980, including detailed notes on the 2001 restoration.
Interior-wise it’s original and rather lovely if showing some signs of age related patina (and yes, the toolkit is in place) , and it drives absolutely without fault, although I forgot to test the cruise control…
My current favourite of all our stock!
Whilst it’s now MOT and tax exempt, the previous owner had it continuously MOT’d even when no longer legally required – this has recently expired but we’re happy to provide it with a fresh 12M MOT if needs be
At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions.
E & OE