Rover P3 60

Rover P3 at the Newport Pagnell Carnival

Rover P3 at the Newport Pagnell Carnival

Rover P3 60 - key facts

  • Following it’s introduction in 1948, the Rover P3 60 continued in production until 1949.
  • The 4 cylinder engine acheived a maximum power of 50 bhp.
  • The Rover P3 60 accelerated from 0 to 60mph in 7.1 seconds.
  • The maximum speed of the Rover P3 60 was 72 mph.
  • A total of 9,111 units were manufactured (All types).
Rover P3 60 Specifications
Production 9,111
All types
From 1948
Until 1949
Body StyleSaloon
Length14ft 0in4m
Width5ft 2in1.6m
Wheelbase9ft 21/2in2.81m
Front Track4ft 7in1.4m
Rear Track4ft 7in1.4m
Kerb Weight2950lb/1.317ton1338kg
Engine displacement1595cc97cu in
Cylinder LayoutInline
Valve operationInlet over exhaust
Compression ratio7.1:1
Power Output50bhp @ 4000rpm49PS @ 4000rpm
Specific Output31bhp/litre0.51bhp/cu in
Torque Output84lbft @ 2000rpm114Nm @ 2000rpm
Specific Torque71Nm/litre
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel systemSingle Carburettor
Carburettor makeSolex
Power to weight38bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-60mph7.1 seconds
Top speed72mph116km/h
Engine locationFront
Engine alignmentLongitudinal
Driven wheelsRear
Front SuspensionIndependent Coil Spring
Rear SuspensionBeam axle half eliptic leaf
BrakesDrums front and rear
Gearbox type4 speed Manual
Number of gears4
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