Clas­sic Ris­ers Rover P4 95/100/110

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

The fi­nal evo­lu­tion of a 15-year reign for this Rover is ac­tu­ally pricier than some of the ear­lier mod­els but it did come with a gutsy 2.6-litre IOE engine for greater straight-line per­for­mance. How­ever the big P4 straight-six engine does make cor­ner­ing a lit­tle heavy. The steer­ing is weighty at low speed, but light­ens up as the pace quick­ens. It is ac­cu­rate at any speed, how­ever, and leaves no doubt in the driver’s mind as to what the front wheels are do­ing. A Rover of this pe­riod may not be as rak­ish as a Jaguar but it is ar­guably bet­ter-made. Com­pared to other 1960s sa­loons it will keep up with mod­ern traf­fic, seat four in com­fort and demon­strate un­canny re­li­a­bil­ity.

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