Rover P4 (60)
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 2
Conceived as a lower price alternative to the Rover
75, the Rover P4 (60) was fitted with a 2 litre four cylinder
overhead inlet/side exhaust
valve engine producing 60
This engine was developed from the earlier 1.6 litre engine
which was subsequently used in the Land Rover Series 1
(however it had a cast iron head instead of the aluminium
unit on the saloon).
The 1955 models had the rear end facelift and in 1956
Rover revised the front wing styling alongside the other
models in the P4 range.
For the 1959 season much more chrome was added to the
body, again in line with the six cylinder contempories,
The maximum speed was only 2mph less than the 75 but the
acceleration times were longer. The fuel consumption was
around 30 mpg as opposed to the 22mpg of the 75.
The car was not commercially successful, probably due
to the small price difference from the superior 75.
final demise of the Rover 60 was brought about by the
development of a new four cylider engine for the Land
Rover Series 1.