1960 Rover 80 Saloon with PAS …. SOLD

Here we have a very presentable Rover P4 which has had many upgrades fitted including the highly desirable electric, variable/adjustable, EZ power assisted steering unit (cost £1,800) which greatly improves low speed manoeuvring. Also fitted a tank-end, electric, pusher fuel pump, which prevents hot weather fuel vaporisation. And a 123 electronic ignition, sports coil and plug leads.

It has the individual armchair front seats in place of the bench seat, which was a Rover option when new.

In 2005 the bodywork was restored (cost £1,117) and the upholstery repaired and re-Connolised at a cost of £1,139. New road springs were fitted at the same time (£662). There are lots of other bills on file testifying to regular maintenance as well.

The ownership history has been researched and DVLA copy records obtained. Lots of old MOT certificates have also been kept and an old blue logbook.

The owner’s toolkit, with most of the original tools, is present in it’s slide-out under dash tray. The starting handle and wheel jack are also with car.

This nice old car is available for any trial or inspection in our Garage. For peace of mind, a new MOT will be supplied on sale.

We have taken the above car in part-exchange direct from private ownership and are re-offering it at very keen price.

For more information call/text John on 07909 231414.

Car located in Lytham St Annes Lancs. Transport arranged at £1 pr/loaded mile.

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Marque Information

The 3-litre P5 car introduced in September 1958 was in full production and the obsolescent P4 range was reduced to just two cars, this new four-cylinder 80, announced on 24 October 1959 and the Rover 100 announced at the same time. The 80 engine was a new Land Rover-derived straight-4 overhead-valve engine displacing 2.3 litres (140 cu in), entirely different from the units used in all the other models. With 80 hp (59 kW) available, the car could top 85 mph (137 km/h). Girling 10.8 inches (270 mm) vacuum servo-assisted disc brakes at the front were new, and the car used wider tyres and had updated styling. Overdrive, operating on top gear only, was standard on the four-speed transmission. Options included a radio, two tone paint schemes, and either a bench or individual front seats. These options also apply to the 100.

The four-cylinder cars were never popular, and just 5,900 had been built when, after 3 years, production ended. Its place was taken by the new Rover 95 announced September 1962.

The Motor magazine tested an 80 in 1961 and recorded a top speed of 82.9 miles per hour (133.4 km/h) and acceleration from 0–60 miles per hour (97 km/h) of 22.4 seconds. A fuel consumption of 23.5 miles per imperial gallon (12.0 L/100 km; 19.6 mpg‑US) was found. The test car cost £1396 including taxes of £411.