[ROVERNET - UK] P6B Rover: Options for roof finish

Glen Wilson glenwilson at cavtel.net
Wed Mar 1 05:22:19 GMT 2006

The early circa 1980 SD1 gold paint was called Midas.

 On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 08:45 +0800, Drew Egginton wrote:
> Hello Peter
> I always wondered about the roof! I'm guessing that it was fitted by the 
> dealer at sale rather than at the NZ factory though. As far as I know 
> the facelift 3500S (UK built) models were the only model fitted with a 
> vinyl roof as standard (to help differentiate them from the automatics) 
> and you had a choice of  two vinyl colours, depending on what the main 
> body colour was: Ebony (black) or Huntsman (tan). There's always 
> exceptions though and if you wanted one you could probably ask for it. I 
> think the final UK P6Bs known as the 3500 VIP came with a vinyl roof  
> and the body colours were the SD1 gold or silver - I think one of them 
> was called Platinum... someone out there is sure to know more?
> Maybe the roof was vinyl covered to make the sunroof fitment look neater?
> Regards
> Andrew Egginton
> Perth Australia
> Peter Mitchell wrote:
> >Hello Netters
> >
> >My Monza Red 1976 P6B was originally delivered with an electric sliding
> >'Huntsman Roof', with a buckskin vinyl roof.
> >
> >Since purchasing the car two years ago I've replaced the electric sunroof
> >with a standard roof, and also had the roof painted in a tan colour
> >reminiscent of the original vinyl.
> >
> >I've come to the decision that the appearance is not very original, and I'm
> >now thinking of having the roof covered with a black or tan vinyl finish.
> >The black would worry me for practical reasons due to our warm climate.  The
> >other option would be to repaint the roof in red, the same as the body.
> >
> >Opinions would be welcomed from members.
> >
> >Kind regards
> >
> >
> >Peter Mitchell
> >Perth Australia
> >
> >
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