[ROVERNET - UK] Rover Restorations

Glen Wilson rovercar at comcast.net
Wed Apr 2 03:48:17 BST 2008


I guess that goes beyond "cost is no object" to "please help me launder 
this money."

Eh? Think the Feds would be interested in this story?     ;-)

I guess I'm out of the mainstream, but I've had $3,000-5,000 cars that I 
thought were really nice and lots of fun, to say nothing of having 
actually been painted, upholstered and assembled by Rover Company 
employees. They also had the patina and character that come from being 

If I paid someone a huge amount of money to RESTORE a P6 for me, I'd 
have them paint the engine compartment black like Rover did and I'd like 
nice leather seating surfaces like the cars that came out of the factory 
(and I could probably do without those screws holding the seat backs on).

Otherwise, I'd go the RESTOMOD route, slap some flares on it, throw away 
the bumpers and add beastly side pipes. That would actually be a lot 
more fun.

But if I was going to spend $100K on Rover stuff, I'd start shopping at 
the home of Ian Glass and then maybe see if I could track down the car 
that raced the Blue Train. They I'd take the change and set up about 
twenty hospitals in someplace like Darfur.


Robertson wrote:
> While Glen seems surprised by the money spent on the beautiful burgundy one (approx $32,000) i'll up the ante with the ante by a far margin with this 1967 Rover 2000TC................Completed 2 years ago
> http://www.guildclassiccars.com/1967_rover_979/index.html
> I talked to the Guild owner who let me thoroughly examine the car throughout the process ...........He wouldn't give me a final figure on the restoration obviously but the shop steward let me know it was  over ............GET READY FOR IT>>>>>>>>>>.......$100,000............A beauty but still a whole lot of money..............The car has returned to San Diego to its loving owner 
> Cheers
> Bill Robertson
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