Hello from Ireland

#4
Nice Tobacco poo! I like that you've corrected your wings mirrors on the shot with the SD1 in.

More pictures please!
Tobacco pop?? Is that the colour ? The mirrors were vertical when I picked it up, they look better in the horizontal pic but to be honest,far more effective upright, gets a better field of vision. The inside rear view mirror is a miniature shrunken glass type, everything looks tiny in it, just wondering if this is the original type? It looks like it was factory fitted
 

chrisw

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#5
Tobacco Brown is the correct name.. or poo if you're that way inclined. I've had a few in that colour over the years.

Yes to the rear view mirror. It's so you can see the entire rear window, and does come in handy if you have the spare tyre fitted to the bootlid. You can replace it with the larger Lucas 608 type though.
 
#6
Will get some better pics. She is not concours or anything but still in remarkably good shape, I’ll re do the under seal during the winter where it needs it and probably deal with the very real rust bubbles. Most thing needs doing is the suspension, axles, links etc need cleaning and painting and an original owner touched up a few spots with a brush but for now I’m going to drive her
 

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Will get some better pics. She is not concours or anything but still in remarkably good shape, I’ll re do the under seal during the winter where it needs it and probably deal with the very real rust bubbles. Most thing needs doing is the suspension, axles, links etc need cleaning and painting and an original owner touched up a few spots with a brush but for now I’m going to drive her
 

PeterZRH

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#9
What a super, original looking car - but clearly the recipient of some S2 panels at some point (side trims and door handles). Great interior patina.
 
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What a super, original looking car - but clearly the recipient of some S2 panels at some point (side trims and door handles). Great interior patina.
Thks, I'm not too well educated on these yet, the previous owner didn't do any mods anyhow so must be before him. Were these strips not ever fitted to series one cars? Maybe an optional,extra? The handles look the same as other series one cars I know? I done a reg check on the original UK reg plate and it was a one owner car for the first thirty year so of its life practically, came to Ireland in two thousand and seven. Apologies for writing the year, For some reason My iPad won't let me type numbers.
 
#15
Hi all.

I might as well jump in here, Liam saved me creating a thread, another Irish p6'er here . Once is happenstance, twice coincidence...
Anyroad, I'm a long time forum lurker, and I don't have a P6 at the moment(?), but I did own a Mexico Brown 2200sc Auto while I lived and worked in London some years back. I bought it near Greenford,. The Rover Club put me in contact with the owner. Lovely car, served me well.

Many years later, and about four years ago now, we were out poodling about the country lanes one Sunday in the Toyota and I spotted a P6 being pushed into a barn by a couple of elderly gents, nah I kept going. We had just moved into a new house, It was a mess and the garage was a disaster. I'm still only about half way through repairs and decorations, but the gardens are done front and back whew!

Wobbly fade into the present



Two weeks ago we were out spinning again same place, and I hit the brakes. I'll be back in a minute I said to her indoors.

I knocked on the door and an elderly man answered. I told him the story and he said, "Oh yes it's over in the Barn, lets go and have a look".


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Wham! A 1974 3500S with Huntsman brown vinyl, SunDym windows, tobacco leather interior, under four layers of sheeting and old carpets.

It's not perfect, but it's not bad. Negotiations are currently under way, and I'm very optimistic. Thanks !

Looks very clean Brian, mine was the same, under sever duvets lol, what are SunDym windows?
 
#16
What colour is it? I can't tell.. Lunar or white perhaps?
Chris, from what I can gather Davos White was used until 1972, then Arctic White was used until 1974. I'm guessing it's the latter.

Liam, SunDym glass has a slight green tint. And that's a lovely car you got.
 
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Chris, from what I can gather Davos White was used until 1972, then Arctic White was used until 1974. I'm guessing it's the latter.

Liam, SunDym glass has a slight green tint. And that's a lovely car you got.
Thks Brian, what part of Ireland you based? Might bump into you sometime and compare the two wagons
 
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