Overview
Produced: 1948-1949, 7837 produced.
Types: 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 six cylinder engine used in the 75 was of the overhead inlet, side exhaust type and had a capacity of 2103cc. 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.

Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2103ccS6 IOERover S4 IOE65mm x 105mm7.25
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
85 mph24 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
24 Rover P3 75 H&H Sales Limited 4 Dec 2013 - £9520.00
'91 Rover P3 75 Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 11 May 2011 £4750.00 -
422 Rover P3 75 Saloon Bonhams 18 Nov 2009 £13000.00 £14950.00
346 1948 Rover 75 Sports Saloon Bonhams 13 Sep 2008 £2200.00 £2530.00
665 1948 Rover 75 Sports Saloon Bonhams 19 Nov 2007 £2500.00 £2875.00
26 Rover 75 Sports Saloon BCA 1 Aug 2005 - £5267.00
Unknown Rover P3 (1948) Parkes 15 Mar 1998 Not sold
418 Rover 75 Saloon (1949) Brooks 22 Feb 1997 - £4140.00
045A Rover 75 Sportsman (1949) H&H Sales Limited 13 Jul 1995 Not sold
048 Rover P3 75 (1948) ADT 28 Nov 1994 £5300.00 -
Magazine Articles
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Article Pre-war to post-war
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Publication Classic Cars January 2012
Pre-war to post-war - Each of this quartet of handsome machines offers pre-war style and post-war mechanical refinements - time to discover which one provides the most desirable blend.  Jaguar MKV vs Rover P375 vs Triumph Renown vs Citroen 11BN.
Article Classics November 2002 pg 32
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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.
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