1974 Rover P6 3500S Estate Car
Driven down from Scotland to be offered at our July auction.
Finished in Almond with black leatherette upholstery.
Refinements include power steering, electric sunroof with black vinyl and the 5 speed SDi gearbox up grade.
The vendor has supplied the following information covering specification, etc.
Battersea-based coachbuilders FLM Panelcraft produced their own estate conversion of the P6, called the Estoura. The name is presumably a contraction of the words 'estate' and 'tourerl .
Approximately 160 cars were built, it is thought that 90 -100 are still in existence world wide, with 25 -30 on the road with a current MOT. Most conversions were done to V8 Automatics but it is known that 8 manual V8's, this car being one of them, and 8 four cylinder cars were converted. The first estate was not an approved conversion, but from 1970 onwards the car was marketed (with the factory's blessing) by BL dealers HR Owen Limited and therefore factory warranties were carried forward. The conversions were completed by H.R. Owen and Crayford Engineering, with bodywork executed by FLM Panelcraft.
Conversions could be carried out at any time in the car's life. Most conversions appear to have been carried out when the cars were 12 months old or older because if a car was converted when new, the conversion would be liable for Purchase Tax like the car itself.
An interesting history folder includes the original dealer pack together with receipts, MOT certificates and a photographic record of the restoration.
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12th August 2017
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