Rover P4 80 4drPetrol, Manual, Rush Green, 50,372 miles
ON SALE NOW£10,000
- Body: Saloon
- Transmission: Manual
- Mileage: 50,372
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Registered: 1963 (A)
- Doors: 4
- Engine Size: 2.3
The Rover 80 and 100 models were the final incarnation of the P4 cars built alongside the P5 from 1959 to 1962. The 80 was fitted with the new Land Rover 4 cylinder 2,286cc unit with overhead valves, the car also had overdrive on top gear and servo assisted front disc brakes. Only 5,900 units were built until being replaced by the P5, making them quite rare today.
Our car, a 1963 Rover 80 saloon is finished in the eye catching combination of Rush Green over Shadow Green and has had just two previous keepers from new with the most recent caring for the car since 1994 and according to the MOT certificates present with the car – it has had little but regular use.
The car is a local car well known to ourselves. It had extensive restoration in the late 1980’s/early ‘90’s by the previous owner and a very well respected young (at the time) body worker who we know to this day. We have a photographic file of the work carried out back then, the car’s paintwork is still beautiful to this day and shows the quality of the work carried out.
Inside the car the light green leather and carpets are all original and show lovely patina. There are a couple of cracks on the front bench seat and some stitching has come away in a couple of places – this could be improved but I would personally leave it as it is, the car is 54 years old and deserves to show a little age!
Underneath, the car is solid and needs no repair. There was welding carried out all those years ago according to the photographic record but, again it has lasted very well.
On the road, not the quickest of cars but the 4 cylinder engine pulls well and the 4 speed gearbox feels good. The car pulls up well with disc brakes to the front being aided by a recently fitted new brake servo.
All in all this is one lovely car for the money and should not be missed, available for sale straight away with 12 months MOT recently carried out