‘It was owned by the clergy for 56 years’

1947 Rover 16 P2 Alan Kingston, Poole, Dorset

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P2 was a pre-war de­sign that Rover con­tin­ued after WWII. I love the Thir­ties style. It has the 2.2-litre six-cylin­der en­gine, which means it’s quite ca­pa­ble in mod­ern traf­fic. Her name is Petu­nia (P2n­ear) and from 1947 to 1973 she be­longed to a Welsh vicar, the Rev­erend Jenk­ins from Car­marthen­shire, after which she passed to his son. In 2003 it was sold on and I bought it at ACA for £6300 last year. I’ve done a few jobs, the in­te­rior is nearly fin­ished and I’ve fet­tled and fit­ted a new ex­haust as well. We have toured with her and done a few wed­dings – all in all, no re­grets.

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