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Rover P5 3-litre Mk I

Overview

Produced: 1958-1961, 15250 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Rover P5 3-litre Mk I

Rover introduced a completely new model in 1958, the Rover P5 3-Litre. The 3-Litre was not intended to sell along side the established P4 series and never actually replaced it. Unlike the P4 the 3-Litre featured a unitary chassis and was considerably larger than the older model. The engine retained its traditional overhead inlet/side exhaust valve layout but had a larger capacity (2995cc) than the Rover 90.

Although some early examples had drum brakes most P5 3 Litres had disc brakes at the front with servo assistance. Automatic transmission was available as an extra along with power steering. The 3-Litre had elegant four door coachwork and was a popular choice amongst Royalty and Government departments for non-ceremonial uses.

Buyers Guide Rover P5 1958-1973 featured in Practical Classics July 2011 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click Here to view

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2995ccS6 IOERover S6 IOE78mm x 105mm8.75

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
96 mph16.2 s0 s21 mpg0 bhp 0

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
9' 2"4' 8"5' 10" 0 (30)0' 0"

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