My Rover Crosses Most of Canada

Back in May of this year I sold my 1961 Rover in preparation for selling the house and moving. A person from Souris bought it on the spot, and at my asking price. A few weeks later the car appeared on several car sites for sale at three times what he’d paid for the car. I just shook my head, he had no chance of getting anything close to what he was asking. Over the summer the Rover remained for sale but the price gradually dropped, first to only double the original price. Then to just one thousand dollars over the price he paid. I had no sympathy for this man, he obviously bought the car with only one thing in mind , to make a big profit. Making money on antique cars is not that simple and certainly not for someone not familiar with these vehicles. I sold it at a fair price, perhaps I could have got a little more if I’d held out but I was happy to make a quick sale. Just recently a man from Saskatchewan contacted me and asked questions about the
Rover, he was planing to buy it and later did so.. I didn’t ask him what he paid for it but believe it was less than I had originally sold it for. This gentleman is a real Rover enthusiast and so pleased with the car. I’m happy to know the car has finally gone to a good home. This really is a good car and the new owner knows that better than me. He just drove it from Souris PEI to Pelly SK a distance of 4600 klms. I have attached a photo he sent me of the car parked outside a cafe in Ontario. I thought it was very appropriate considering the Viking name.

Now it is back to the Mini Cooper hunt,  I was distracted somewhat yesterday when Linda and I went to see a motorcycle that she is interested in. It looks like the Mini hunt will include a motorcycle hunt now as well.. But its fun and has been our hobby since we first married in 1972. It was always cars in the past, bikes are more recent and only became of interest in the last twenty years.

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to My Rover Crosses Most of Canada

  1. Linda says:

    We were married in 1971!!!!!!!

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Standard and required husband reply— Oh Yeah, Right, Sorry

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