Rover P4

Rover P4
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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781845849580
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Nowadays affectionately known as the 'Aunty' Rover, the dignified P4 series of cars was launched in 1949 to carry Britain's Rover company into the postwar era. Rover's well-deserved reputation for building high quality cars and the marque's upmarket image ensured that the P4 series appealed to the company's traditional clientele - doctors, solicitors, bank managers and others of similar social rank. Despite the rather staid image of the P4 series, over the years the cars had many interesting features like the original 'Cyclops' central headlight, disc brakes, a freewheel device and overdrive. The larger-engined versions were also rather nifty and could whoosh their occupants along at a very unauntie-like pace! Production continued through several model variations - but always with four or six-cylinder engines - until 1964. In the meantime, Rover experimented with gas turbine power units in P4 bodies and created the famous JET 1. The Marauder sports car was also P4-based. An amazing number of the sturdy P4s have survived to the present day and most are now enjoyed and cherished by enthusiasts.

The author

Malcolm Bobbitt is a writer who  focuses mainly on automotive subjects. With over 30 books to his credit, including marque histories of the Fiat 500 and 600, Rover P4, Volkswagen, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit, Bentley T-Series and Mulsanne, and postwar Hillmans, Malcolm’s output is diverse. He also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm has owned an array of classic cars, including British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant, an early DS, and a Fiat 500c Topolino. Malcolm was born in London, but now lives with his wife in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District. His other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781845849580
Size: 8.1 in x 9.8 in / 205.74 mm x 248.92 mm
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