Lot 2103

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1974 Rover P6 220SC
Reg. no. GLD 420N
Chassis no. 4710 - 3365 - A
Engine no. Unknown
1974 Rover P6 220SC
Reg. no. GLD 420N
Chassis no. 4710 - 3365 - A
Engine no. Unknown
The Rover P6 represented something of a departure from the P4 which it replaced in 1963. Whereas the P4 was traditional and somewhat conservative, although still a superb car, the P6 was forward-thinking and thoroughly modern. It was extremely well-received, and in 1964 became the very first winner of the European Car of the Year title. Intended to appeal to a broad market, the P6 was priced lower and initially had smaller four cylinder engines, as opposed to the P4’s thirsty six. It offered some ground-breaking features for a car in its class, such as De Dion tube rear suspension and four wheel disc brakes – inboard at the rear. In terms of styling, too, it was bang up to date, and indeed still looked good after a few minor revisions when production ended in 1977.
This Series II P6 is the 2200SC model – the 2200 was introduced in 1973 to replace the 2000, as emissions regulations had begun to strangle the smaller engine somewhat. In SC (single carb) form, the overhead-cam 2.2 litre engine produced 98bhp, slightly down on the figure of 104 for the 2000, but this was offset by much-improved torque. This car was originally owned by the head of ‘Practical Classics’ magazine and used as a daily car; after a period of storage it had a replacement engine fitted by a Practical Classics mechanic in 2015-16. In the vendor’s ownership over the last three years, it has had a stainless steel exhaust fitted and some tidying up of the engine bay. Said to be in fair condition, with a good engine, it is offered with a V5c.

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£5,000 - 6,000

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