ROVER P6 3500 S RHD
Rover P6 3500 S Manual RHD
- Simply sublime
- Unique opportunity
- Incredible restoration
- Factory Power Steering
- 3.5 Litre V8
- Manual gearbox
- Four Head Restraints
- The very best available anywhere
The last of the P-Series Rovers, the P6 was introduced in October 1963. Designed in-house by Spen King, David Bache and Gordon Bashford, the newcomer featured a pontoon chassis, pushrod independent front suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.
Winner of the first European Car of the Year Award in four-cylinder guise, the P6 could also be had with 3.5-litre V8 power from 1968. Equipped with three-speed automatic transmission as standard, Motor magazine found the Rover 3500 capable of 0-60mph in 10.1 seconds and 117mph.
Launched in 1971, the Rover 3500S featured a four-speed manual transmission in place of the 3-speed Borg Warner 35 automatic which was the only available gearbox in 3500s until 1971. With the manual transmission came some performance increases with 0-60 coming in a time of a noticeably faster 9 seconds as well as a slight fuel economy gain from 22 mpg in automatic 3500s compared to 24 mpg in the manual 3500S. The 'S' in the title of the 3500S represented 'Syncromesh' rather than the common misconception of it being the 'Sport' model. The model proved so sporty and safe it was adopted by most UK Police forces as their high speed pursuit cars.
The Series II as it was actually named by Rover, was launched in 1970. All variants carried the battery in the boot and had new exterior fixtures such as a plastic front air intake (to replace the alloy version), new power-bulge bonnet pressings (with V8 blips even for the 4-cylinder-engined cars) and new rear lights. The interior of the 3500 and 2000TC versions was updated with new instrumentation featuring circular gauges and rotary switches. The old-style instrumentation with a linear speedometer and toggle switches continued on the 2000SC versions.
We are proud to offer for sale today a 1972 3500S Series II model, the car has been the subject of an extensive restoration and comes to us in absolutely stunning condition. The beautiful bodywork is unblemished with the interior having been re-trimmed to the highest possible standard in Bordeaux Connolly hide and new Wilton carpets with red over mats.