*Update – the eBay advertisement has finished – it didn’t reach reserve*
For sale on eBay currently is this Rover 105S “I have for sale a 1958 Rover 105S in good condition for age the seats have been re trimmed by the last owner , good roof lining and carpets , good wood, the car starts and runs well , manual gearbox , I was going to respray the car and put it on club rego , but I have to many projects.”
Pick up from Ferntree Gully , 3156 , Vic. or transport at your cost
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Owned a former President of our Guild, this beautiful 105R is being reluctantly offered for sale. The asking price is $9,500
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“A rare opportunity to secure an exceptional 105R Deluxe which has been with one family since 1967. The pictures tell the story. Mechanically it is first class having been looked after by Stephenson & Olasson and after their closing being maintained by Tony Lopiccolo – ex S&O. It runs beautifully and is exceptionally quiet, as it has a SS exhaust system. It has recently been fully serviced. The interior is exceptional as it was completely refurbished 20 years ago by Keith Bain with seats recovered in seven, dark green, Connolly hides, carpets replaced with the correct British type, trim exactly to spec and woodwork completely repaired and repolished by Jim Nicholls to the highest standards. The exterior was completely repainted to a high standard and to the original Sherwood Green colour.
It is in very good condition. Although it still carries a full registration, I am not including an RWC as most likely a new owner would transfer the car to Club Plates and thus need to do the RWC as part of that exercise. However, If a new owner would like it to be provided with RWC it can be done, but at an extra cost together with any parts/labour costs if required. Whilst we love the car it is not being used often today, which is not good for such a fine car. Hence the reason for selling it. For anyone wanting one of the finest cars produced by the Rover Motor Company, this car stands out.”
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Mechanically sound – brakes need attention. Straight, rust-free body with replacement bonnet (aluminium). Tyres OK. Brand new heavy duty battery. Upholstery is poor.Have pair of front seats in good condition. Owned by a Guild Member, asking price is $1,250
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Currently advertised on Car Sales “This car drives very nicely on the road and in keeping with Rover tradition will cover the miles with ease. These classic rovers are getting hard to find and represent excellent value for money. We have this car for sale from a private collection and are asking $12,000.00 plus on road costs”
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FOR SALE: 1963 Rover 110 (P4) $10,500 Registration: S27549
This vehicle was sold by Guild Member John Bojarski some 12 months ago. Unfortunately for the new owner – Pat McKoy, a shoulder injury has meant that it is back on the market. “Sadly after serious arm & shoulder surgery and ongoing shoulder issues I am unable to actually drive the car because of the lack of power steering. I waited for close to 2 years for a car of its quality to come up for sale so am more than slightly upset over having to sell it. The car has had a recent full professional external polish, I cured the oil leaks in the car and rectified the loose steering issues it had so it passed the Qld Roadworthy easily. It is on Club registration in Qld and I am a member of the Qld Rover Car Club”
Please contact: Pat McKoy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0491 139995
* Below is the information that was provided when it was advertised 12 months ago:
Purchased new by Mr Jim Riggs from Regent Motors of Melbourne in August 1963, the car had a quiet life attaining only 15,500 miles by 1969 when Mr Riggs retired. The Rover also went into semi-retirement and by the time it was sold or given to Mr Riggs’s son-in-law, Trevor Truscott, on 9 January 1986, it still showed only 22,739 miles on the odometer.
Mr Truscott, an antique dealer, used and maintained the car until 1999, having had a bare metal respray done in June 1987. He then sold it to Mr Robert Long, who stored the Rover for a year pending restoration with a mileage then showing of 55,109. With the car not being used and the restoration not proceeding, the Rover was sold to Mr John Milton on 9 May 2001and taken to Western Australia.
Though the exterior of the Rover still looked good, the interior had deteriorated very badly being now over 30 years old. Mr Milton had the interior stripped out and restored with new leather and carpeting even having it dyed to match the original. By this time some of the mechanical components were a bit sad, so a head decoke with new valves and gaskets, (bores were good), new suspension bushes and kingpins replaced. The Rover was used mainly by Mr Milton’s son as a promotion vehicle, becoming redundant in 2006 when it was sold to Mr Larry Lim and moved to Sydney.
Mr Lim bought the Rover to compete in the 2007 (Hundredth Anniversary of the first in 1907) Peking to Paris Rally. He engaged Dennis Barr, a Rover p4 specialist to prepare the car. A lot of money was spent to ensure the car was reliable, particularly on the suspension, gearbox, differential, tyres and brakes. As it turned out the car did not go due to confusion about the entry closure date and so sat at Mr Lim’s home only coming out for registration each year and still having done less than 70,000 miles.
In May this year after a careful look, Laraine and I became the owners. Though not concourse, it is a very comfortable, quiet and reliable club car and still a bit of a showpiece of the marque.