Sunday, November 04, 2007

1963-1977 Rover P6

It's heartening to see old British cars still used for daily transportation here in California.

This Rover P6 looked original and unrestored. It's in great condition for its' age. Those seats still look as comfortable and supportive as I remember.

But this Federalized Rover has the hideous bonnet scoops, side markers, hubcaps, and Union Jacks. And I'd prefer a manual gearbox.

The legend goes that the P6 was originally designed to be powered by a Rover Turbine engine. But instead it got a 2 litre 4-cylinder engine, followed by a 2.2 litre and the 3.5 litre V8 as used in the Rover P5. The rear suspension was by de Dion axle.

The P6 was a popular British police car (or jam sandwich). The main competition for the P6 was the Triumph 2000 with its straight 6 cylinder engine.


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