Rover 95, 1963, 25k miles - what a car! For Sale
£11,000 - Or near offer
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It is with very mixed emotions that we offer up for sale 'Eric', our 1963 Rover. Technical specs - a 2.7l straight 6 beast, with no seabelts. MOT June '18. I have had the car serviced several times over the last 6 years / 8k miles.
The car has been in my wife's family since it came of the production line 55 years ago - owned firstly by her grandad's brother, then her Granddad Eric until 1998. At this point, it went into storage and remained there until 2012 when we discovered him and got him roadworthy again.
The car was stored exactly as it should be - dry stored with no damage to any fuel lines or engine parts. That said, the tyres had perished so we had to drag the car out sideways! The odomoter reading at the time was 17k however due to the owner Eric passing away, all paper work and history was lost.
The interior is like new - the leather seats near perfect, as is the roof. For a 55 year old car, the external bodywork is amazing as well and it has never been resprayed. Only known issue - the clock on the dashboard doesn't work!
Eric was used for our wedding in July 2012 and we then decided to use him as a wedding car, but family and work commitments have meant that stopped 2 years ago. Therefore we just have no use for the car and rather than leave it sat there indefinitely, we wanted to offer it up for sale to someone who will really appreciate this car.
Over the last 6 years we have spent many thousands on maintenance and restoration. Below is a brief list of what the car has had done - I have paperwork for most work carried out along with MOT's from 2012 onwards.
- electronic ignition - starts first time, every time.
- full stainless steel exhaust system
- 4 new tyres
- CD player with MP3 fitting installed in glove compartment with 2 speakers hidden under the seats
- parking break assembly stripped and rebuilt
- Replaced headlights, ignition coil, points and condenser.
- Rebuild of carburettor inc manifold gaskets.
- Throttle linkage bush replacement.
We have also chosen to bypass the brake servo - there is a better feel for braking now in my opinion but this can be re-installed at a cost of a few hundred pounds I believe.
Overall - this car has never wanted for anything - it is in wonderful condition and I'm sure it will make someone very happy. We would just like to see it go to a more appreciative owner.
Thanks for looking - any questions please do get in touch. We are in Coventry - viewing highly recommended.