Stuck indoors for so much of 2020, I was one of many to turn my attention to a ‘lockdown project’ to keep me busy at home. So back in March 2020 – when we were full of concern about COVID-19 and what the future held in store – I took delivery of a Rover 3500 P6B (1976 build) in need of some loving care.
With lockdown, I knew it would be tricky to get around and buy parts and consumables locally. But what I didn’t count on was how coronavirus effects right around the world would make it so much harder to get parts from the UK too. At least I had plenty to occupy my time and thoughts!
While the restoration wasn’t a full strip-down or a rotisserie rebuild, it was still extensive, with the drive train, brakes and suspension getting a hamburger with the lot. The interior upholstery and paint work was stripped back to bare metal, and I did work around the engine bay as well.
What I started with and what I have today are miles apart, all achieved in my shed at home. I can only thank my wife, Conny, for the support and understanding.
My plan now is to get the car on the road with full registration, to be driven for a while, until the next project is found. Then it’s off to Shannon’s Auctions to see if anyone else wants my pride and joy.
Pakenham Night OM:NI