[ROVERNET - UK] Just purchased three Rover P6

Kent Kinard kkinard at swbell.net
Sun Apr 16 20:32:48 BST 2006

Thanks, Al.  That's the first time I've been called a
gentleman in quite a while.  Glad to see you posting
to Rovernet.  There are other Roverites in the Atlanta
area and Toby at Flying Circus in Durham, N.C., is not
real close, but has considerable expertise as well as
three very nice P6's.  You can reach him through the
Flying Circus website.

Kent K.

--- Ali Al-Abbasi <alialabbasi at hotmail.com> wrote:

> All
> 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
> US.
> 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
> Al
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