Rover P4

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.

1949 Rover 75 Cyclops

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

1955 Rover 75 cutaway drawing
1959 Rover 105

1960 Rover 80
Rover 105 interior

1949 Rover 75Specification
EngineStraight 6, 2103cc
Power76bhp @ 4200 rpm
Top Speed130 km/h
Acceleration0-60 mph (0-96 km/h): 15.9 s
ChassisSeparate chassis, aluminium doors, boot lid and bonnet
SuspensionIndependent front, live axle rear
Brakesdrum front and rear
Length4530 mm
Width1670 mm
Height1620 mm
1949 Rover 75