Rover P4




Rover P4

Year of production 1949 - 1964

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_P4

Category: Rover

The Rover P4 series is a group of mid-size luxury saloon cars produced by the Rover Company from 1949 until 1964. They were designed by Gordon Bashford.

Their P4 designation is factory terminology for this group of cars and was not in day-to-day use by ordinary owners who would have used the appropriate consumer designations for their models such as Rover 90 or Rover 100.

Production began in 1949 with the 6-cylinder 2.1-litre Rover 75. Four years later a 2-litre 4-cylinder Rover 60 was brought to the market to fit below the 75 and a 2.6-litre 6-cylinder Rover 90 to top the three car range. Several Variations followed.

These cars are very much part of British culture and became known as the "Auntie" Rovers and the "Poor Man's Rolls-Royce". Denis Jenkinson, being totally impressed with the Rover he remarked that the car had tackled the torturous journey just as if going to Auntie's for tea. The term of endearment stuck and forever after the P4 has carried its 'Auntie' nickname." The name was also derived from the feeling that you were sitting on your Auntie's Armchair in the living room.

They were driven by topmost royalty including Grace Kelly.

The P4 series was supplemented in September 1958 by a new conservatively shaped Rover 3-litre P5 but the P4 series stayed in production until 1964 and their replacement by the Rover 2000.

Produced sub-models Models

75
1949 - 1954
60
1953 - 1959
90
1953 - 1959
75 Mark II
1954 - 1959
105R/105S
1956 - 1959
80
1959 - 1962
100
1960 - 1962
95/110
1962 - 1964

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1940 1950 1960
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Rover P4 75
60
90
75 Mark II
105R/105S
80
100
95/110
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1940 1950 1960