[ROVERNET - UK] Adventures in Rover land Part 2

Fritz Rauschenberg wfritz at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 28 15:33:07 BST 2005


Great story and info. This is very encouraging ! ! It is high time Rovers bring what they are really worth. Cheers & pass the Guiness !

Fritz Rauschenberg

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From: Dirk Burrowes <dirk at vy-tek.com>
Sent: Aug 28, 2005 10:11 AM
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Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Adventures in Rover land Part 2

Hi all,

So a week or so back an email circulated about Rovers for sale. I looked
with interest at the Rover to be auctioned in Maine. I decided to contact 
Garrett Bourque in Maine who had originally made the net aware of the sale.
He is Real nice guy and knowledgeable as well. After a few discussions he
went and got some more pictures for me. The auction house got wind of this
and called me and said they expected the car to go for 8k to 12k. Given that
this was an art and antique dealer not a car dealer I decided that they were
just dreaming and there was a chance that the car would go cheap.

Well Saturday I decided to make a trip to the auction on the off chance it
went cheap. I also decided since I had made friends with Garrett to have him
look at a P4 105 that I bought for parts to see if instead of parting it out
It could be salvaged. So I dragged that along as well (I needed a good
excuse to go to the auction)

Anyway all went as planned got up Saturday morning at 3:30 AM with my 2 sons
and left for Maine. Got there looked at the car and registered as a bidder.
After looking at the car close up I decided that if a Concourse car is a 10
then this car was a 3. It had a bad repaint and was hiding body filler.
But the interior was very nice and original.

I think the funniest part of this storey was the description of the
auctioneer gave. "Totally original classic never driven in the winter and
less then 100 in the world" My 2 sons had never been to an art and antique
auction before and could not believe that old beat dressers and old
paintings were selling for $25,000 to $50,000 really!

So finally the car came up I figured that all these New York art dealers
were not going to want this thing. So I positioned myself to bid. BOOM
Right off the bat some guy bids 5K then a small war begins and in 30 seconds
it is at 12k. I am blown away at this point. I am also feeling pretty good
about the value of my Rover collection at this point.

The bidding ends and the car is sold to a older gentlemen for $13,200

I went over to him to see if he was a Rover collector. He said
"I had never heard of the car but when the auctioneer said that only a 100
Were in the world I thought I should have it "I gave him my card and told
him I would help him contact the other 99 owners. Turns out the other guy
bidding saw it as he came to the auction from a distance and thought his
wife might like it. He had also never heard of the car.

Guys it is people like this that are going to help us justify future
purchases of Rovers to our wives. Honey it is an investment!!!!


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   1.  P6/P6B Sidelamp Gaskets? (Eric Russell)
   2.  P6/P6B Sidelamp Gaskets (rover-rob at xtra.co.nz)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 16:34:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eric Russell <p6rovers at yahoo.com>
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6/P6B Sidelamp Gaskets?
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Does anyone know the most *reasonably priced* source
for front and rear sidelight lens gaskets(600424 and


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Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:19:33 +1200
From: <rover-rob at xtra.co.nz>
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6/P6B Sidelamp Gaskets
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Hi all,
WE have P6B and P6 front and rear sidelight lens gaskets(600424 and 601541
remanuafactured in grey.
Also the rear license plate light gasket.
$20 NEW Zealand dollars..about $13 US for the set plus shipping.
Regards, Rob
Waikato Rover Car Club
New Zealand


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