Car Club Of Australia Inc
[Contact Us] [Spare Parts and Regalia] [Rover History] [Rover P6] [Events]
Please check out our Rover photos on RCCA Flickr Photostream Pages updated regularly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rccapics/
Rover In Focus
To finish off the year of the 50th Anniversary of the Rover P6, we feature one more P6 model in our Rover In Focus Section.
This car, a 1976 New Zealand Build P6B was bought almost new in Melbourne and first registered in 1977. It had been sitting in the showroom for the best part of a year having been reserved for the dealer’s son who then decided that he didn’t want it. The car accompanied the then owner to Tasmania to reside on the North West Coast and so has spent most of its life in Tasmania.
It was the owner's pride and joy for many years, however on reaching his 90's he found the car too difficult to handle and kept it in storage for several years. He then gave the car to his granddaughter hoping she would keep it but, reluctantly, she and her husband traded the car on a van they needed for their business.
The car was spotted by one of our Tasmanian Rover group members Greg Parkinson sitting in the Launceston yard of the dealer who had traded it.
The estimated number of kilometres it has travelled is 240,000 having done two trips to Queensland towing a caravan, amongst other trips.
After buying the car Greg got in touch with the family of the former owner, and was able to go and pick up spares that also had been kept for the car including a bonnet, three front guards, a bumper and various sundries. The bad news is that the car did came with a folder with it's full service history, but the car yard seems to have "lost" it. The former owner is confident though that he still has the original purchase papers and has promised to hunt them out together with early photos
The car was assembled in New Zealand during the period of Free Trade agreement between Australia and New Zealand, some 1,800 Complete Knocked Down P6Bs from UK were assembled in Nelson NZ and exported to Australia. This car has an unusual colour, French Blue, which was also used by Nelson plant for a number of other British Leyland cars assembled at that time, including Triumph Stags.
Since buying the car, the steering idler has been replaced and it has had a wheel alignment. In the process of the wheel alignment a buckle in the front driving side wheel was identified and now fixed. Greg is gradually ticking things off the list that he wishes to get done.
Click on thumbnail for larger photo.
See other articles on Rover P6/P6B here.
Previous Photos of Rover in Focus can be seen
If you would like to have your Rover photo considered for Rover In Focus, please contact the webmaster .
VicRoads Club Permit Scheme
The new "Club Permit Scheme" has been introduced as from 1 February 2011, changes introduced include ability for Club Vehicles to use the road for any purpose for up to 90 or 45 days within the permit period and which is now logbook based. As a result Car Clubs, including RCCA, will be subject to a more formal process of accountability for the proper operation of the scheme.
RCCA now has developed a set of Guidelines for RCCA Members who wish to have their cars registered through this concession scheme. Please see details of the Scheme and how RCCA will operate within the Scheme here.
Our latest Updates for Events including 2014 here
Advertisements now accepted for publication on our web page. As well as appearing in our magazines, Viking Torque and Small Torque, if you wish to reach the wider Internet market, why not advertise your Rover here on the RCCA web pages. See details here.
If you are a prospective member or just interested in Rover cars come along to one of our Monthly Meeting. They are held every month (except for January and December) usually on the second Friday of each month at the Club Rooms,
Uniting Church Hall
Melways Ref. 45F11
commencing at 8.00pm.
These meetings are varied and include video nights, technical presentations, social nights and presentations by guest speakers from a motoring related body or organisation. These evenings also provide you with an opportunity to discuss your technical problems, and as a member locate or purchase spare parts, purchase Club Regalia or borrow from the library.
Come along and see what we are about. Check out the details of the next GM on the Events list.
For General Club matters contact RCCA Secretary: email@example.com
For information on this Website contact: Webmaster
Rover Car Club of Australia Inc
PO Box 3114
NUNAWADING VIC 3131
All queries phone (03) 9738 2927
Information on membership subscription rates and Application Forms please see this page.
RCCA's Own Email Discussion Group
For Financial RCCA members and members of other Australian based Rover Clubs, RCCA hosts a members only Email discussion group, to discuss RCCA matters in particular but also Rover matters in general. This is not an open forum. If you would like to be part of our discussions, you can apply to Join from here, in your application to join please mention which Club you are a member of:
Spare Parts and Regalia Sales
A benefit of RCCA membership, especially for our Country and Interstate Members, is the ability to purchase Spare Parts and Club Regalia. For details of what is available to buy over the Internet please see our Spares & Regalia Page.
Archive of News & Press Releases on the collapse of MG Rover and the resurrected Chinese "Rovers"
Last updated: November 28, 2013