Exceptional 1960 Rover (P4) 100 Saloon – SOLD
£1,000’s spent on high quality restoration.
From the golden age of Rover engineering this very striking example remains in superb condition and in appearance almost as a new car. Supplied with very unusual colour combination of cream over parchment which looks as good as the day it left the Solihull works.
Offers silent performance and luxurious comfort. Perfect woodwork, headlining, carpets, acres of sumptuous leather. purrs like a cat and turns heads wherever she goes. Worthy of inclusion in any collection of British cars, you won’t see another like it!
Features the upgraded Rover 6 cyl, 2,6 litre, sloping head engine with 7 bearing crankshaft and front wheel disc brakes.
Full ownership history from new.
Original buff logbook.
Re-upholstered in Birch Ivory Hide in 2014 at a cost of approx £2,000.
Recent professional cosmetic bodyworks at a cost of £1,800.
Original Driver’s Handbook and Rover Workshop Manual.
Full Owner’s toolkit, with all original factory items.
Road tools and starting handle.
Push button wireless plus modern radio/tape player in glove box.
History folder with past maintenance bills.
Box of Rover spares in boot.
Old tax discs.
Old MoT’s. New one supplied on delivery.
For more information about this very special car, call/text John on 07909 231414 anytime.
Car needs to be seen and driven to be fully appreciated.
Delivery arranged at £1 pr/mile (one way only charged)
The Rover 90 and Rover 105 were replaced by the more powerful 100 announced on 24 October 1959. Its new but similar 2.6 litres (160 cu in) IOE straight-6 engine was a short-stroke version of the P5 3-Litre unit. The 100 could reach 100 mph (161 km/h). The interior was luxurious, with wood and leather accents on traditional English car elements like a curved “Shepherds Crook” handbrake lever. A bench front seat or individual front seats could be ordered. A heater was a standard fitting. Like the smaller 80 version, the 100 was fitted with servo-assisted Girling disc brakes at the front, keeping drum brakes at the rear.
Production ended in 1962, by which time 16,521 had been produced.