[ROVERNET - UK] Just purchased three Rover P6

Ali Al-Abbasi alialabbasi at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 16 18:00:45 BST 2006


I tried posting on this topic but it didn't seem to come through to the
list. I just purchased three Rover P6, all of which are in very rough
condition. The cars were bought from a British car enthusiast who has owned
them for many years. The last one was driven 10 years ago when it was
crashed into a telephone pole.

I am not sure of the years as I agreed with the seller if he could hold on
to them until I find a place to store them but one is a 2000TC, the other is
a 2000TC with a 2000SC engine and the last one is a 3500S V8. The cars also
come with a truck load of parts (his wife wants them out).

The crashed one will probably yield a lot of good parts as it was fully
restored before it was crashed. I plan to part this one out and hopefully
use the parts to restore the 3500S. I am not sure what I will do with the
other 2000TC as it is fairly complete and it would be a shame to part it.

I'm familiar with these cars because my father owned one when I was a child.
It was a P-Reg 3500 (1976) Auto, with Tobacco exterior and beige cloth
interior. It was a very sweet car that was unfortunately totaled when the
interior was stolen from it. Since then I have always liked these cars.
These are the first Up's that I have since sine I moved from the UK to the

I don't know what I have yet, or what it would take to bring the cars back
as they are still being kept at the owners premises, I have 3 classic
Mercedes Benz cars myself at my house and hence have no space for these
cars. They were parked close to a lake and hence are covered in mildew.

So questions:
1. Are there any US members on this list and if there are, who lives in the
South East? I have already talked to a gentleman in TX.
2. I between the three cars, I am pretty much set on body parts, but can
anyone tell me if the mechanical parts are easily sourced in the US?
3. Has anyone figured out what is interchangeable between the Buick 215
engine and components and the Rover 3.5?

For any who are interested, here are some pictures of the cars.


I have restored two older Mercedes Benz cars in the past year, it appears
that there are a lot of MB guys who like Rovers. I think the 3500S is
probably going to be the toughest restoration of them all as I have never
bought back a car that looked like that!

Thoughts, opinions and advice are always appreciated.

With best regards


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