Monday, November 17, 2008

Rover Parts

During my spare time I have been searching for a company that sells parts for the 1970 Rover 3500 S I have listed for a customer. No matter how good or bad the car runs, it won't matter unless you can still buy brake pads, discs, and various other parts. The owner said that he purchased parts from a place in Oklahoma years ago. But to this point my searching has yet to be rewarded.

However, an eBay motors advertisement recommended the Britain's Rimmer Brothers who still carry a few parts for the older and a good number of parts for the later edition of the 3500. For instance, if you were wanting to replace body panels for a 1980 Rover 3500, you can still get the entire body for £1489.36 which is currently $2,227.96 US. That amount gets you the following items:

Production Line Body shell Ex-India. Stored 20 years, shipped back to UK in containers. Rust free in solid condition. Handling marks. Other minor damage listed below. Included 4 x doors, bonnet, tailgate, brake master (servo) & some glass worth £750 + o/s/r wing dent-will repair. Roof dented in several places. Some damage to roof gutters requiring re-shaping. Also includes petrol tank & sub frame.

As you can see, this would be a great find for someone wishing to restore that particular model. And if you think about it, it is a pretty good deal. You would be getting a brand new body for less than $2300! Wouldn't that be nice? It makes me wonder what else is hidden away in some storage container or warehouse.

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Right after completing the article, I came across several web sites in England which sell new & used parts for the Rover P6. I'll update the list as I discover more. And if you know of any in the US, please let me know.

  • Rover Classics (South Yorkshire, England) offers many parts for the Rover P6.
  • P6 Spares (Berkshire, England) seems to specialize in salvage parts, service, and sales.

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