First P6 in OZ!

Ban306

Active Member
#22
I have a 1971 price list which shows the radio for a Mk II 3500 was £54.31! :oops: and £2.87 for the aerial :)
You would think there was more work involved fitting the aerial was that for a roof one or a wing? Who remembers the old electric aerials?
you really was showing your wealth with one of them, until the wing rusted right where it was fitted then your aerial would just plummet through the rust hole :D
 

quattro

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#23
You would think there was more work involved fitting the aerial was that for a roof one or a wing? Who remembers the old electric aerials?
you really was showing your wealth with one of them, until the wing rusted right where it was fitted then your aerial would just plummet through the rust hole :D
That's the roof aerial, wing aerial for the 3½ Litre was £3.00.
 

Phil Robson

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#25
(Very) roughly £1.00 about 50 years ago is worth around £35.00 now.

That makes a radio extremely expensive! Hope it was a genuine 'Motorola' ;)
 

MikeMelb

Active Member
#28
Yes, most likely a WA registration.
UMU would not have been Victorian as the letters on plates in Vic in the early 60's would have started with H, and J in the mid 60's.

From my English May 1970 "Optional Equipment - Rover Cars" price list
Radiomobile - medium/long 41/9/5 or 41.47pounds
Radiomobile - medium/short 43/12/2 or 43.61pounds.
without fitting.
I opted for a central antenna with a long lead at 5/12/6 pounds figuring I'd buy a radio on returning to Oz.

PS. I'm isolated in Glen Iris, where are you isolated?

Mike
 
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#29
I'm of the same view as ChrisW. My first thought when I saw it was very early due to the angled exhaust and then I noticed that it didn't have any badges on the boot lid, which might tend to support it being an early factory vehicle. My father had a June '64 car and, although I was obviously a little younger then, I don't recall it ever having an angled exhaust, although it might just be poor recollection on my part. Colour wise, could be Copperleaf/biscuit, or possibly one of the pre-production colours.
 

jp928

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#31
Mike, I am still isolated in Eltham....nearly out now. Finally took her out to visit somebody today - very first club plate run.
 

MikeMelb

Active Member
#32
We took ours out on Saturday (first time since July) to meet one of our kid's family in a park within our overlapping 5km circles. Ran beautifully.
To think the Rover National in South Australia was to be on around now.
 
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