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The Last Rover P6
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The Last Rover P6

December 29th, 2007 12:49:04 am, posted by Mark Gray
The Last Rover P6
The Last Rover P6

My Rover 3500S or P6 as they are known is the last P6 off the production lines. It has covered just over 14,000 miles from new because it has spent most of its life in museums in the UK.
'GRAHAM' as we call it was born on March 19th 1977, when it was the final Rover P6 of all variants to come off the Solihull production lines. It was dispatched from the factory on August 10th to , The Service Department of Donnington Park, the home of the 'Leyland Historic Vehicle Collection', where it was on the road and used for 2 years and acquired 12300 miles. In 1980 the Graham became part of the British Leyland Heritage Collection at Syon Park, London, where it became a static exhibit  for 10 years. In 1990 the collection moved to Studley Castle where Graham went into storage and was parked next to the T4 Rover Gas Turbine car until 1993 when it moved again to a new home at Gaydon, Warwickshire. from 1993 to 2003 Graham was a static exhibit as part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust collection, at Gaydon, until it was sold at auction to a private collector. I bought it in 2005 and then started to piece together the cars history. Graham is now back on the road and has done over a 1000 miles in the last 2 years out and about at various shows, including a couple of major UK indoor events, helping to promote the Rover P6 cars and the Rover P6 Club, of which I am Editor of the club Magazine, Driving Force. There are more details about the club at which is dedicated to the preservation of all Rover P6 variants.
Mark Gray


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