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Rover P6 convertible / landaulette (ish)
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Rick
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Rover P6 convertible / landaulette (ish) Reply with quote

Hi all,

As is often the case with a conversion, the roof material in the raised position doesn't look too brilliant, so that wants a bit of tidying. However the overall conversion - a combination of landaulette and convertible (ish) - actually looks good IMO, which isn't something I often think.

So long as the structure hasn't been compromised - either by the conversion or by later rust - then I think it'd be a nice car to cruise about in.

Thoughts?



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BigJohn



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rather buy a Baur converted BMW E21/E30 and have a car that was done properly. I would think even with a new hood it would be noisy and the edges leak like a sieve at speed, but as a conversion at the time it might've been fun. Not for me though, I prefer the full Britax my P6B had from delivery, watertight and relatively quiet at high speed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe created as an answer for those hot summer days, when air conditioning was not as common as is today. That said I saw a P6B fitted with factory air con a few months ago.
It looks interesting but I only see disadvantages. At speed these will be lots of wind buffeting and I donít think it would be nice for the rear passengers. There does not seem to be a neat solution for the hood when it is down. Agree with BigJohn that it will be noisy and prone to leak even with a new hood.
The car is a halfway solution. It is not a proper convertible and it not a proper saloon. Not for me.
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