Rover P4 1949-1964

Rover P4 1949-1964

The P4 was based on a design for Studebaker by Raymond Loewy, famous for his streamline shapes. It was announced in the Autumn of 1949. Although the body was completely new, much of the chassis was P3. The P4 75 had the traditional Rover 3-lamp configuration at the front, which earned the car the nickname of Cyclops. The engine was basically the P3 2103 cc six-cylinder in-line unit, but now fitted with an aluminium cylinder head.
The P4 model appeared in the course of the years as the 60, 75, 80, 90, 95, 100, 105, 105R, 105S, and 110.

Rover 75 Cyclops

1949 Rover 75 Cyclops

The Cyclops feature was dropped in 1952, mainly as it was found to cause serious cooling problems.

Rover 75

1954 Rover 75

1955 Rover 75

1955 Rover 75

A total of 130.342 P4s were manufactured. The last Rover P4, a 110, rolled off the line in 1964

1956 Rover 75

1956 Rover 75

Rover 80

1960 Rover 80

Specification
(1949 Rover 75)

  • Engine
    Straight 6, 2103cc
  • Power
    76bhp @ 4200 rpm
  • Transmission
    4 speed manual
  • Chassis
    Separate chassis, aluminium doors, boot lid and bonnet
  • Suspension
    Independent front, live rear axle
  • Brakes
    Drum
  • Top Speed
    130 km/h
  • Acceleration
    0-60 mph: 15.9 s
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