Rover P3 60
1948-1949, 1274 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats(Sports Saloon)
In 1948 Rover replaced its 14hp and 16hp models with the Rover 60 and 75 P3 series. The new models looked similar to the pre-war cars and came with a choice of either four light "Sports Saloon" or six light "saloon" bodies. Standard equipment included the traditional Rover "Freewheel" gearbox, coil-spring independent front suspension and a hydro-mechanical brake servo.
The four cylinder engine used in the 60 was of the overhead inlet, side exhaust type and had a capacity of 1595cc. The fuel system used an electric pump for its feed from the petrol tank, quite a novel device in 1948!. Production of the P3 finished in 1949 when it was replaced by the new P4 series.
|1595cc||S4 IOE||69.5mm x 105mm||7.1|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|75 mph||25 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|11||Rover P3 60||H&H Sales Limited||26 Feb 2011||-||£7150.00|
Auntie's uncle - 1948 Rover 60 P3
|Publication||Classic Car Mart January 2008|
|Auntie's uncle - 1948 Rover 60 P3 - This rare and short lived 1948 Rover P3 saloon was a signigicant link model to fifteen glorious years of the F4 'Auntie'. Steve Wilson gets behind the wheel.|
Classics November 2002 pg 32
|Publication||Classics November 2002|
|Imposing Style. These three luxury classics all offer comfort and civility in a stylish package, but they each have a different approach. Tim Morgan compares them, and tries to pick a winner.|