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Lot 494
1948 Rover P3 75
1948 Rover P3 75
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Lot Number: 494
Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: 8410948
The Rover P3 was a short‑lived car, using the basic shape of Rover's pre‑war cars but combining them with the company's new inlet‑over‑exhaust engines that would go on to power the Land Rover (in four‑cylinder form), plus the P4 and P5 models that superseded the P3. The P3 range only ran from 1948 to 1949, with just over 9000 built.  

This very attractive 75 example (with the '75' denoting power output), in two‑tone black and red and with 2103cc six‑cylinder engine, was registered in May 1948 and has three former registered keepers recorded on its V5C. The mileage indicated on the odometer is 6357 miles.  

The history file that accompanies this Rover ‑ known as Blodwyn ‑ shows that this car was restored in 2009 after being stored in pieces for some 18 years. During the restoration process a Ford Sierra five‑speed gearbox and a P4 cylinder head and twin SU carburettors were fitted to enhance performance and fuel economy. Flashing indicators and reversing lights are also wise enhancements, as aids for road safety.

The Rover retains its original registration number, and comes with the V5C, photo album of the 2009 restoration work, assorted invoices, workshop manual, parts list, owner's instruction manual (albeit a modern reprint) and buff log book. The history folder is very well‑organised and quite extensive.
The Rover P3 was a short-lived car, using the basic shape of Rover's pre-war cars but combining them with the company's new inlet-over-exhaust engines that would go on to power the Land Rover (in four-cylinder form), plus the P4 and P5 models that superseded the P3. The P3 range only ran from 1948 to 1949, with just over 9000 built. This very attractive 75 example (with the '75' denoting power output), in two-tone black and red and with 2103cc six-cylinder engine, was registered in May 1948 and has three former registered keepers recorded on its V5C. The mileage indicated on the odometer is 6357 miles. The history file that accompanies this Rover - known as Blodwyn - shows that this car was restored in 2009 after being stored in pieces for some 18 years. During the restoration process a Ford Sierra five-speed gearbox and a P4 cylinder head and twin SU carburettors were fitted to enhance performance and fuel economy. Flashing indicators and reversing lights are also wise enhancements, as aids for road safety. The Rover retains its original registration number, and comes with the V5C, photo album of the 2009 restoration work, assorted invoices, workshop manual, parts list, owner's instruction manual (albeit a modern reprint) and buff log book. The history folder is very well-organised and quite extensive.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 8410948
Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000

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