1947 Rover P2 Twelve HP Tourer. Beautiful example

Essex, United Kingdom



1947 Rover P2 Twelve HP Tourer. Beautiful example

We are delighted to offer this superbly presented 1947 Rover Twelve Tourer, one of only 200 made by Rover and principally for export.
This car, chassis number 36, is one of a mere 32 survivors making it a very rare motor car indeed and one of the most desirable Rover models. It was originally exported to Dewarโ€™s Garage in Calcutta and repatriated in 1952.
It is very smartly presented in dark green over black with matching green leather and carpets. The weather equipment which includes sidescreens and tonneau is in black Everflex.
The car is an instant starter and settles down to a very quiet idle showing good oil pressure. On the road the performance is lively โ€“ the Twelve has a reputation for being a good performer โ€“ while the ride is excellent and the Girling mechanical brakes reassuringly effective, making it a most useful touring car.
The gearbox has a lovely, precise mechanical feel and features a button to unlock reverse which is a nice feature. The famous Rover freewheel is of course fitted and all the instruments work.
The Rover is clearly a very high quality car and everything about it has that feel. There is a complete tool kit in a sliding drawer under the dashboard which is thoughtfully accessible. Another interesting feature is the adjustable windscreen mounted spotlight.
Under the bonnet everything is immaculately presented and it is clear that the Rover has been lovingly maintained.
The car comes with a Rover Workshop Manual, Ownerโ€™s Handbook and Parts Book as well as a rather interesting period maintenance book by V.H. Watson. There is a file containing a number of invoices.
With so few survivors, Twelve HP Tourers seldom come onto the market and so this is a rare opportunity to obtain an exceedingly good example of one of the most desirable and collectable Rover models.
As always we are willing to take an interesting vehicle in part exchange.
For more information and to arrange a viewing call James on 07980 982367 or contact via our website.
Thank you for reading.


  • Size1.5L


  • TypeManual


  • TypePetrol


  • Doors2
  • ColourGreen
  • Body typeConvertible

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