Introduction & thanks - the purpose of this book 1. Is it the right car for you? - marriage guidance 2. Cost considerations - affordable, or a money pit? 3. Living with a Rover P6 - will you get along together? 4. Relative values - which model for you? 5. Before you view - be well informed 6. Inspection equipment - these items will really help 7. Fifteen minute evaluation - walk away or stay? 8. Key points - where to look for problems 9. Serious evaluation - 60 minutes for years of enjoyment 10. Auctions - sold! Another way to buy your dream 11. Paperwork - correct documentation is essential! 12. What's it worth to you? - let your head rule your heart! 13. Do you really want to restore? - it'll take longer and cost more than you think 14. Paint problems - bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles 15. Problems due to lack of use - just like their owners, cars need exercise! 16. The Community - key people, organisations and companies in the Rover P6 world 17. Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertips Index
Martyn Marrocco owns and runs a classic car restoration company in North Yorkshire, and has been in the motor trade for over 40 years. Martyn served a traditional apprenticeship in Nottinghamshire, learning the skills of the English wheel and most engineering processes. As well as working on vintage vehicles, modern cars were also catered for, including many which we now considered classics, such as Rover, Triumph and Jaguar. Martyn aquired a particular liking for the Rover P6, owning many over the years. In more recent times Martyn has become a well respected concours judge and has contributed to many magazine articles on restoration techniques.
The Rover P6 is a true classic and dates from the brand's heyday. But, as with any classic, buying one can be a minefield, so this guide takes you through the potential pitfalls and problem areas. It's an ideal companion for anyone considering making a purchase. - Auto Express. The latest in Veloce's ever-expanding Essential Buyer's Guide series covers all Rover P6 models from 1963-1976. Designed to help you spot a bad car quickly and show you how to assess a promising one, it will also help you home in on which is the best model for you. As ever, the book is divided into chapters detailing the initial information you need before viewing, followed by progressively more detailed lists that lead you from a 15 minute evaluation to one lasting more than an hour. There is also advice on buying at auction, restoration advice, problems due to lack of use and more. - Classics Monthly. It's a book I'd buy if I were looking to acquire a P6. - Overdrive. Martyn Marrocco's book is extremely timely because while Rover P6s are well put-together, they have the potential to spring a complete rebuild on the innocent buyer who doesn't properly inspect the car's innovative 'base unit'. Marrocco's P6 knowledge is clear, but the photography is particularly useful, being a cut above many of the other books in this series and precisely illustrating the author's points with well-shot images. Essential for anyone looking to buy one of these Rovers. - Classic Car Weekly.