Rover P4 60
1953-1959, 9666 produced.
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.
|1997cc||S4 IOE||Rover S4 IOE||79mm x 105mm||6.9|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|75 mph||23.2 s||27 mpg|
Buying Guide - Rover P4 (1950-1964)
|Publication||Practical Classics March 2010|
|Buying Guide - Rover P4 (1950-1964) - The connoisseur's guide to Britain's favourite 'Auntie'|
Buyers Guide - Rover P4 - How to buy a Rover legend (1949-1964)
|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|
Head master - Part Six
|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.|
Buyers Guide - Rover P4
|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.|
Buyer's Guide - Rover P4
|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.|
What's the worst that can happen...when buying a classic Rover?
|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.|
Starter Classic - Rover P4
|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.|
Travels with My Aunt - Real life Rover P4
|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?|
Maintenance Guide - Rover P4
|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....|
Classics November 2002 pg 32
|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.|