JHX 361 was first registered on the 2nd April 1938 and is one of very few surviving Coupe models. We have history dating back to the 1960's with this magnificent example and we know from the brown 'buff' logbook that it spent much of the late 1960's and early 1970's in London. In 1974 the Rover was MOT tested in the London Borough of Haringey and from 1975 it was off the road for 27 years.
During the mid to late 1990's the Rover was subject of sympathetic restoration that enabled the vehicle to be roadworthy again by 2002. The Rover covered relatively low mileage and was taken to various shows and events. JHX 361 entered the RSR National Concours Awards and won 'Best Pre-War Rover'. In 2007 the Rover engine was stripped and rebuilt with new pistons and shortly after we owned the car for the first time and soon found a new owner in the South East of England.
We first sold this stunning Rover in 2008 and five years later in 2013 we were delighted to have the car back, quickly selling it to an elderly owner in South Yorkshire. Within the two years previous to 2013, a further £7000 had been spent on further improvements to include a full interior re-trim and various mechanical work including a full stainless steel exhaust system. On top of the £7000 expenditure, it was also totally re-painted to a very high standard. The Rover covered in the region of 3000 miles prior to coming back to us in show condition in 2013 and having then spent three years in Doncaster, the Rover was once again offered back to us and we were delighted to find a new careful owner in Kent where it has spent the past three years.
JHX 361 is in truly exceptional condition and has been restored to a very high standard over many years and we are delighted to find its next careful owner having previously sold the car on four occasions in eleven years. Very happy customers have returned to us with this stunning car and the level of repeat business is testament to the quality of the car. The Rover presents beautifully with gleaming paintwork and chrome, excellent wheels and recently replaced tyres, a perfect re-trimmed leather upholstery and a stunning engine bay. The Rover has been carefully detailed and finding another Rover Coupe in such superb condition will be difficult.
On the road the Rover is a delight with the 1389cc engine running beautifully. The engine has covered little mileage since rebuild and holds very good oil pressure. The gearbox is lovely to use and the car steers superbly having benefitted from steering work when previously sold by us. The suspension and brakes are excellent, the ride is delightful and with such excellent all round condition, JHX 361 is a fantastic opportunity whether it be used for shows and events, touring or investment.
A fabulous, rare find that has been beautifully restored to a very high standard.
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