Overview
Produced: 1953-1959, 9666 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats

Despite strong sales for its six cylinder P4 75 model Rover felt there was a market for a smaller, four cylinder P4 model. In 1953 Rover added a four cylinder P4 to the range and called it the Rover 60. The P4 60 used the same 1997cc petrol engine as the 4x4 Land Rover. Unfortunately the P4 60 unit gave little in extra fuel economy and was not as smooth as the six cylinder engine.

As with the rest of the P4 range the 60 used a separate chassis and a substantial four door saloon body. The interior trim and external brightwork to the same high standards as the other six cylinder cars. In 1959 the Rover 60 was replaced by the improved 80 model which continued to use a modified Land Rover engine. 

Buyers Guide Rover P4 (1949-1964) featured in Practical Classics September 2004 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1997ccS4 IOERover S4 IOE79mm x 105mm6.9
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
75 mph23.2 s27 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
103 Rover P4 60 Saloon Barons 23 Oct 2007 £2200.00 -
104 Rover P4 60 Saloon Barons 11 Sep 2007 Not sold
073 Rover 60 P4 Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 11 Jul 2007 £4400.00 -
005 1959 ROVER 60 H&H Sales Limited 20 Jun 2007 £6000.00 -
626 Rover 60 Saloon Bonhams 23 Nov 2004 £4200.00 £4830.00
859 Rover P4 60 (1955) Cheffins 6 Apr 2002 £300.00 -
002 Rover P4 60 (1959) Barons 13 Mar 2001 Not sold
240 Rover P4 60 (1957) RTS Auctions Ltd 7 Jan 2001 £2250.00 -
031 Rover 2000 (1966) H&H Sales Limited 12 Apr 2000 Not sold
043 Rover 2000TC (1972) Barons 8 Feb 2000 £50.00 -
024 Rover 60 (1956) BCA 14 Dec 1998 £1150.00 -
063 Rover 60 (1956) BCA 12 Oct 1998 £1500.00 -
016 Rover 2000SC Saloon (1971) H&H Sales Limited 3 Jun 1998 £1000.00 -
410 Rover 60 Saloon (1958) Christies 14 Jul 1997 - £4204.00
043 Rover 60 (1958) ADT 16 Dec 1996 - £1470.00
645 Rover 2.0 Litre Saloon (1929) Sothebys 25 Nov 1996 - £6900.00
212 Rover P4 '7S' (1953) RTS Auctions Ltd 17 Sep 1995 Not sold
621 Rover 75 Saloon (1948) Holloways Auctioneers Ltd 22 Apr 1995 FF700.00 -
618 Rover 60 Saloon (1959) Holloways Auctioneers Ltd 22 Apr 1995 Not sold
014 Rover 2000 (1971) ADT 11 Apr 1994 Not sold
001 Rover 2000 (1971) ADT 21 Feb 1994 £1250.00 -
069 Rover 2000 (1975) ADT 6 Dec 1993 Not sold
266 Rover 2200SC (1976) Sothebys 16 Oct 1993 £1000.00 -
Books
ISBN Title Publisher Buy this book
0907073247 Rover P4 1949-59 Brooklands Books Buy View
Magazine Articles
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Article Buying Guide - Rover P4 (1950-1964)
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Publication Practical Classics March 2010
Buying Guide - Rover P4 (1950-1964) - The connoisseur's guide to Britain's favourite 'Auntie'
Article Buyers Guide - Rover P4 - How to buy a Rover legend (1949-1964)
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Publication Practical Classics September 2004
Buyers Guide - Rover P4 - How to buy a Rover legend - As English as cricket, the Rover P4 still sums up everything that’s great about British cars. Rover P4 1949-1964
Article Head master - Part Six
114 View
Publication Practical Classics May 1998
Head master - Part Six - Our project P4 needed educating about running in the corridors on unleaded fuel.  Tutor Simpson chalks up the lessons.
Article Buyers Guide - Rover P4
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Publication Practical Classics March 1997
Buyers Guide - Rover P4 - Few cars rival the P4 in terms of style, comfort and true classic status.  Yet the classifields are full of them.  Ian Cushway scales the family tree to pick his favourite auntie.
Article Buyer's Guide - Rover P4
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 20 July 2011
Buyer's Guide - Rover P4 - The 'Auntie; Rover has long been a consistent favourite with enthusiasts of classic British saloons, and these elegant old-world saloons last and last, says JAMES TAYLOR.
Article What's the worst that can happen...when buying a classic Rover?
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Publication Classic Car Mart May 2008
What's the worst that can happen...when buying a classic Rover?- There may not be any new Rovers on sale any more (or now, at least) but there's a wide choice of desirable classic metal waiting to be snpped up, argues Paul Guinness.  Rover P4, Rover P5/P5B, Rover P6/P6B, Rover SD1, Rover 200 BRM.
Article Starter Classic - Rover P4
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Publication Classic & Sports Car July 2004
Starter Classic - Rover P4 - Rover’s most robust yet straightforward luxury saloon is a sturdy classic option, says Malcolm McKay.
Article Travels with My Aunt - Real life Rover P4
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Publication Classic Car Mart June 2004
Travels with My Aunt - Real life Rover P4 - Simon Piant had wanted a P4 Rover of his own for as long as he could remember.  Now he has one.  How does the reality match the dream?
Article Maintenance Guide - Rover P4
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Publication Classics Spring 2004
Maintenance Guide - Rover P4 - With a well-deserved reputation for solid construction, worthy engineering and enjoyable driving charactreristics, the P4 Rovers are also easier than might be imagined to look after at home. Kim Henson takes a close look....
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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