Rover P3 75

Rover P3 at the Newport Pagnell Carnival

Rover P3 at the Newport Pagnell Carnival

Rover P3 75 - key facts

  • Introduced in 1948, the end came for the Rover P3 75 in 1949.
  • The 6 cylinder engine acheived a maximum power of 72 bhp.
  • The Rover P3 75 accelerated from 0 to 60mph in 7.3 seconds.
  • Maximum speed of the Rover P3 75 was 75 mph.
  • A total of 9,111 units were manufactured (All types).
Rover P3 75 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 Weight3070lb/1.371ton1393kg
Engine displacement2103cc128cu in
Cylinder LayoutInline
Valve operationInlet over exhaust
Compression ratio7.2:1
Power Output72bhp @ 4000rpm71PS @ 4000rpm
Specific Output34bhp/litre0.56bhp/cu in
Torque Output111lbft @ 2500rpm150Nm @ 2500rpm
Specific Torque72Nm/litre
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel systemSingle Carburettor
Carburettor makeSolex
Power to weight53bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-60mph7.3 seconds
Top speed75mph121km/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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