History

Rover P4 & P5 Steering Wheel Badge

The history of these Rover models is set out below

The Rover P4

The P4 Series are affectionately known as ‘Auntie’ Rovers. The models covered are:

The 1950 and 1951 models – 75 also known as the ‘Cyclops’

        The 1952 and 1953 Model – 75

The 1954, 1955 and 1956 Models – 60 75 and 90

The 1957 and 1958 Models – 60 75 90 105S and 105R

The 1959 Models – 60 75 90 105

The 1960, 1961 and 1962 Models – 80 and 100

The 1963 and 1964 – 110 and 95.

The Rover P4 Series was produced for 15 years from 1949 through to 1964 and was replaced by the Rover P6 Series

The Rover P5 and P5B

The P5 and P5B Series – widely acknowledged as ‘the Finest London Club on Wheels’ – came initially as a 3 litre 6 cylinder, manual or automatic Saloon and then from 1962, both a Saloon and a Coupe . The models covered are:

The 1958 to 1961 Models – Mk 1 Saloon

The 1961 and 1962 Models – Mk 1A Saloon

The 1962 to 1965 Models – Mk 2 Saloon and Coupe

The 1965 to 1967 Models – Mk 3 Saloon and Coupe

The 1967 to 1973 Models – 3.5 litre V8 automatic Saloon and Coupe – also known as P5B

The Rover P5 Series was produced for 15 years from 1958 through to 1973 and was nominally replaced by the Rover SD1 Series.

The last P5B Rover was built in 1973 and delivered in 1974 to HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Relatively few remain in everday use even though the motor cars survive in reasonably large numbers. The V8s tended to be more glamorous and have fared better that the 6 cylinder models.

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