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#1 OFFLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

Not a shite car, but in very shite condition indeed.

 

Who wants a Rover P6 resto project or a garage full of Rover P6 spares?  Located in Bromley BR5.  I've advertised it elsewhere for £200, mostly because nobody takes you seriously when you offer something for free, but I'm not interested in the money, I just need it gone and I don't want to have to call the council to take it away.

 

It's likely to be rotten as a pear and will need everything doing. Mexico brown 2000 SC Auto (the really slow one), was in tired but running order when I put it away in 2002 but sadly the garage it lives in is very damp indeed. I know where it's been since it left the factory in 1973.

 

It's complete but partially dismantled and comes with some spares.

 

The photos were taken this summer. I apologise for the quality - and I'd be the first to scroll past if I saw photos this poor - but I have no means to get the car out of the garage as the brakes are bound on and I can't start the engine because the fuel tank and radiator are out. You will need to bring a truck or van with a car trailer, or a car transporter with a trailer for the spares, and some muscle.

 

I'm not in a tearing hurry but I'd like it to be away some time this year.

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

If the number plate read 666 I am sure Junkman would have given it a home....


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

He can have the number plate!

 

The photography is so poor that you can't even see the car, that's a spare one sitting on top of the actual one...



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

Interesting to see them minus their wings.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

Great number plate for ladies without stylish underwear. Can’t you sell it to Cavcraft, as he seems to love rusty Rovers?
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:31 PM

This one probably has an intact head gasket though, so of no interest to Billy.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

From those images it doesn't actually look apocalyptically frilly.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

Oh fuck. I’ve wanted one of these for ages. And it’s an auto.

You say you need it gone this year sometime...I’m looking at swapping my beavertail for a trailer+van combo in the next two or three months.

If that would work for you, colour me interested.....very interested.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:43 PM

Interesting to see them minus their wings.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

Aw, man. It reminds me of how mine looked when I bought it. 

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:16 PM

Oh fuck. I’ve wanted one of these for ages. And it’s an auto.

You say you need it gone this year sometime...I’m looking at swapping my beavertail for a trailer+van combo in the next two or three months.

If that would work for you, colour me interested.....very interested.
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No problem at all, keep in touch and it's yours if it's still available by then.

 

It's in my mum's garage and she's started thinking about moving, which is why it needs to go, but she's got a lot of other things going on at the moment so I'd be very surprised if she starts seriously looking in the near future.

 

I was intending to get it restored when I put it away but never had the time or money... it would have been a fairly light resto back then, but the garage is really very damp indeed.

 

Good to hear you like the autos, they're sneered at by traditional P6 club types but I think it suits the car quite well!  I like cars that you can sit back and waft along in.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:38 PM

I’ll send you a pm.

Anyone fancy assisting in a recovery operation?
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:34 PM

I've threatened to assist dragging this car out of this garage for several years now.  Previously it was with a view to making it driveable and MOT-worthy again, but like many things, life in general gets in the way, and I really do not have the time for doing restoration work, even for myself these days, never mind for anyone else.

 

That said, when it comes to dragging it out, I *really* want to see what it's like!


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:23 PM

Looks like Photofuckit bummed you off already.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

If njgleeds can't take it for any reason, I would be very interested.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:31 PM

Stick it on eBay and get ££££ from someone who will pay through the nose.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

Unstressed bolt-on panel, just like the contemporary DS?

 

Yes, very similar indeed. Fascinating cars both.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:43 PM

I've threatened to assist dragging this car out of this garage for several years now. Previously it was with a view to making it driveable and MOT-worthy again, but like many things, life in general gets in the way, and I really do not have the time for doing restoration work, even for myself these days, never mind for anyone else.

That said, when it comes to dragging it out, I *really* want to see what it's like!


I’m hoping to get something in place in the next few weeks...if I could be confident of freeing the brakes off in situ, I’d bring the truck down but with a beavertail, loading is somewhat complicated if the wheels don’t turn.
The alternative is a tilt bed trailer belonging to one of the farmers in the village but my XC90 tow vehicle is currently chucking its gearbox toys out of the pram when it gets warm. Replacement solenoids are available from the states which should cure it but if not, I’ll need something sizeable to tow the trailer as it’s a bloody big twin axle job.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:56 PM

Having seen the garage this resides in, you'll need to be slim to get in to free the brakes off.. it's a remarkably small concrete sectional garage from the 50's/60's and there's very little gap between the car and the wall. Easiest thing to do would be to drag it out with something big and heavy, and maybe 4x4 with low box, and do anything else to it once it's out in the open.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

My truck has a dirty great winch that will pull it out quite happily. The problem then is if I can’t free the brakes off sufficiently in situ to drag it up the alloy ramps onto the bed, I’m a bit stuck whereas the winch on the tilt bed is a weedy hand operated thing but with being a tilt, it will drag on with stuck brakes a bit easier.

If it was anything else, I’d be confident of just freeing off a stuck handbrake and winching it up but aren’t these inboard brakes on the back? Having seen the access available on Conrad’s, I’m not sure what a job it may be out on someone’s mum’s driveway.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:47 PM

Some wet slimy boards on the alloy ramps to make it slide more easily?
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

Will definitely assist if I can :-)
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:01 PM

Hmm, that could just work. Maybe a couple of bits of formica shelving cut to the length of the ramps and a couple of MaccyD trays (other fast food trays are available...) could do the job.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

Will definitely assist if I can :-)


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:32 PM

Will definitely assist if I can :-)


As much as I’m looking forward to seeing this car, you are very welcome to my seat in the truck Will, a bit too far for me in the bone shaker lol
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

I meant putting the kettle on when you get back :-)

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

if I could be confident of freeing the brakes off in situ

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Hmm. I know. Current favourite plan is a tilt bed and 4kg of Vaseline.
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