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After much thought I've bought a June 1961 Rover P4 80 in Shadow Green , so a little older than me!! ( not strictly shite but it used to be)

I wanted something classic that is useable but needs a little fettling, a rolling project if you like. It is original matching numbers car and came with a good history file with lots having been spent over the last 20 years or so. I may start  a project thread ...there are a few small areas that need a little attention to the body.....

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30 minutes ago, djb222 said:

After much thought I've bought a June 1961 Rover P4 80 in Shadow Green , so a little older than me!! ( not strictly shite but it used to be)

I wanted something classic that is useable but needs a little fettling, a rolling project if you like. It is original matching numbers car and came with a good history file with lots having been spent over the last 20 years or so. I may start  a project thread ...there are a few small areas that need a little attention to the body.....

Here's a few images for a start.

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Looks like a lovely old thing, always nice to see a Rover P of any kind :) 

looking forward to more on it :) 

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1 hour ago, purplebargeken said:

Pray that the interior is in good order, mainly the seats and door cards as it is a wallet murdering cost to sort. Carpets...Coverdale without any hesitation.

Door cards are pretty good just need a good clean and feed. Rear seats are very good, frontbencher seat again needs feeding and a bit of tlc. Carpets again a clean, slightly faded but we'll see........ only had it 5 days.

 

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You may already know this,but there's a lovely period film on YouTube from about 1958/9 called In the Rover Tradition. It's largely concerned with the new 3-litre P5 but it gives an interesting insight into the no compromise quality and construction of Rover as it was,rather than the second-rate gasket-blowing fwd landfill which was later to bear the name. Well worth a watch, I'm afraid I'm not technically proficient enough to post a link.

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Had a bit of a closer look tonight and it doesn't look too bad. Seats look very nice. Bench in the front, which surprised me as it's a B reg, so must be one of the very last. Bumper chrome is lightly rusted. Wondering if paint scheme is original, as I don't recall those colours when I were a lad. Any opinions on price, it's ono?

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9 minutes ago, PhilA said:

Very nice. Everybody outside the UK still sees this as the type of car that represents the UK.

More should be made, to the same quality 

Indeed, it’s no accident that the current London taxi (LEVC TX) basically looks like a modern pastiche of one of these.

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