1974 Rover 2200SC Saloon – GENUINE 11,000 Miles from NEW! £17,995

This is an unrestored car with all original panels with perfect gaps, far superior to any restored example. 1 family owned (Father and Son) Conserved in timewarp condition with 11,000 substantiated miles since new, over 48 years ago. Never seen rain. Hard to believe a better example exists.

Finished in Almond Beige with nice unworn black interior with unfaded upholstery having been protected from the sun by fitted over-covers. Understandably the Rover drives impeccably with no apparent signs of wear, comparable to a 12 month old model. 

All small tools are present, Spare tyre still in new/unused condition.   A Heritage Certificate and Numerous Rover manuals also included in this remarkable motorcar, an instant Concours winner!

Documented provenance with every single MOT certificate since 1976  to verify the exceptionally low usage. Owner’s handbook and literature retained in original wallet with completed BMC Passport to Service book showing 18 Main Dealer stamps up to 9,500 miles. 2 sets of keys, Original factory tools and tool roll, Original Rover 2200 Coloured sales brochure. New car invoice dated 4th January 1974 for £2,087.22 from Rossleigh Ltd, Motor Engineers, Newcastle. This old established firm was founded in 1889 by Messrs T F Ross and W L Sleigh and had branches all over Scotland and N of England. They also had a Royal Warrant to HM Queen, proudly displayed on their letterheads. The extras quoted were for a roof aerial, underbody sealing and transfership of owner-supplied radio which is still with car in working order along with the Radiomobile operating instructions booklet, even the removeable Rover-badged radio blank panel has been preserved.

Also found in this time capsule car, was a vintage 1974 UK Petrol Coupon Ration Book. Domestic and international problems (Arab/Israeli conflict) caused serious shortages of petrol so ration books for petrol were distributed to motorists with effect from 29 November 1973, but by the end of March 1974 the short-term threat of rationing had been effectively lifted as the supply situation eased, so the book was never actually used.

Any form of engineering inspection is welcomed in our workshops.  

Would cost considerably more than the asking price to even try and restore an average car to this factory specification.

Call/text John on 07909 231414 for more info on this very special car.  Viewings anytime by appointment. Transport arranged at £1 pr/mile (one way only charged)

Model Info

The final version of the successful P6 model, with enlarged overhead-cam engine – 98/115bhp (single and twin-carb types) against 89/110bhp of superseded cars, but only tiny visual changes. This SC version benefits from the strengthened gearbox to compensate for the increased power output, strengthened transmission to deal with extra torque, plus the larger (15-gallon) fuel tank once unique to the 3500 model. After this car, the overhead-cam engine was discontinued in favour of the Buick small block V8 aluminium engine.