Wed, 26th May 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 6

1947 Rover 12 P2 Sports Tourer
Coachwork by APA Ltd

Sold for £20,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: LLO 73
Chassis No: R7250014
MOT: April 2022

  • Thought to be 1 of only 30-40 P2 Sports Tourers to have survived from a production run of just 200 examples
  • Offered for sale with an MOT certificate valid until April 2022 and buff logbook
  • Presented in Burgundy with matching Burgundy interior and Black weather equipment

Introduced in 1937, Rover’s P2 range encompassed 10, 12, 14 and 16hp derivatives. Boasting a stiffer chassis than their predecessors, the newcomers also featured all-round leaf-sprung suspension, rod-operated drum brakes and overhead valve engines. Reintroduced after WW2, the 12hp model was powered by a 1496cc four-cylinder unit and spawned an attractive Sports Tourer variant in 1947. Bodied in aluminium over ash, just 200 examples of the open four-seater were made with all but the first four being clothed by APA Ltd of Stoke Row, Coventry.

First registered in London (or so its ‘LLO 73’ number plate would imply), this rare P2 Sports Tourer – reputedly 1 of just 30-40 survivors - is described by the vendor as being in ‘very good’ condition with regards to its engine, gearbox, bodywork and paintwork. Though, he rates the electrical equipment as ‘good’ and what is thought to be the original maroon leather upholstery as ‘poor / average’. Accompanying paperwork includes a buff logbook, sundry invoices and correspondence with fellow owners. Riding on correct type steel wheels and boasting a replacement Black hood and sidescreens, this appealing Rover shows an unwarranted 41,279 miles to its odometer and comes with a MOT certificate valid until April 2022.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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