P4 prototypes

P4 prototypes

 

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It is interesting to see how Rover honed the shape of the P4 using Studebaker's influence. Pictures below show how Rover considered linking the bumpers up with a body-side trim. A styling aspect used by many car manufacturers in the 1970s and 1980s, e.g. Rover 200/400 (R8), Austin Montego and Ford's Cortina Mk V and Capri Mk III. Did Rover get there first with this idea?

 

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Overdrive cover

The Guild's bi-monthly Overdrive magazine is the only club magazine that is dedicated to the Rover P4 range of cars. It's publication is a much praised service provided to Guild members. Please click the icon above to view a copy, noting that personal information has been redacted, hence the blank areas.

 

 

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The Guild is one of the founder members of the consortium of classic Rover clubs, known as Joint Rover Clubs, JRC. Please click the icon above for further information about JRC.

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The Guild is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs to ensure that we are kept appraised of national developments in addition to being able provide our views into national debate. Please click the icon above to open up the FBHVC website in a new window.