Rover 1958

P4 60 1997 cc
P4 75 2230 cc (?)
P4 90 2638 cc
P4 105 2638 cc
P5 3-Litre 2995 cc - new model
Land Rover – end of prod.
Land Rover series II – new model

Nowy model serii P5 ma samonośne nadwozie i tarczowe hamulce ze wspomaganiem. Choć rozstaw osi praktycznie nie uległ zmianie, długość nadwozia z charakterystycznie zawiniętą na boki szybą przednią wzrosła z 454 do 474 cm. Do napędu służy 3-litrowy silnik R6 o mocy 117 KM.

Land Rover 88 i 109 - premiera serii II 2286 cm³ lub diesel 2052 cm³. Niewielkie zmiany wyglądu zewnętrznego: nowa pokrywa silnika, zmienione boczne płaszczyzny nadwozia, niewidoczne zawiasy drzwi, aluminiowe listwy poniżej drzwi. W ciągu 10 lat produkcji powstało ponad 200 tysięcy samochodów serii I.


Rover ends relationship with Roots Motors, Inc and established a presence in North America as Rover Motor Company of North America, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Rover (P4)

60 (1997 cc)
75 (2230 cc)
90 (2638 cc)
105 (2638 cc)


Rover 105R

Rover 75
Rover 75

Rover 60
Rover 60

Rover 75
Rover 75

Rover 3-Litre (P5)

3 Litre (2995 cc) – new model

Rover 3-Litre
Rover 3 Litre (P5)


P5 interior

Land Rover and Land Rover series II

Land Rover 88 – end of prod.
Land Rover 107 Station Wagon
Land Rover 109 – end of prod.
Land Rover 88 series II – new model
Land Rover 109 series II – new model

Engines:
R4 cyl, petrol, 1997 cc, 52 bhp
R4 cyl. diesel, 2052 cc, 52 bhp
R4 cyl. petrol, 2286 cc, 77 bhp – new engine on 109 only

Land-Rover 88 and 109 Series I models were superseded in March 1958 by a new range, designated Series II. They are distinguishable by somewhat 'rounder' bodystyling with rocker panels below the doors The 10-seater Station Wagon was continued on the earlier 107-in wheelbase Series I chassis until November. Its replacement, the 109 Series II, followed shortly afterwards. The 1952-58 1997-cc petrol engine was replaced by a 2286-cc unit, although the first 1,500 short wheelbase (SWB) models retained the 52 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Series I. This larger petrol engine produce 77 hp and is based on the recently introduced diesel (over head valve). A 2052-cc diesel engine is optional. The new gearbox is similar to the Series I gearbox, but incorporate synchromesh on the 3rd and 4th gear. Rear wheel movement is improved by moving the rear springs, and the turning circle is reduced by improving the steering lock. Window perspex is replaced with glass. This is the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover's styling department – Chief Stylist David Bache produced the 'barrel side' waistline to cover the vehicle's wider track and the improved design of the truck cab variant, introducing the curved side windows and rounded roof.
12127 Series One Land Rovers were purchased by the military between 1948 and 1958.

Land Rover 107 series I
Land Rover 107 series I

Land Rover 88 series I
Land Rover 88 series I

 
 
 
 
..."the Land-Rover has tremendous start on most of its rivals and, ... all over the world, wherever tthere is a big civil engineering project under construction, the chances are that Land-Rovers will be found on the job.”
The Times Motoring Correspondent

... "gained a world-wide reputation as a reliable and versatile vehicle with a four wheel drive which will take it over any kind of road and makes it serviceable even where roads do not exist."
The Motor World
 
"The versatility of the Land-Rover is emphasised by the number of them seen on such projects as Hydro-Electric Schemes. It is difficult to believe. that these ubiquitous vehicles have not always been with us for they do keep bobbing up in the most unexpected places.”
A.N. Ford – Top Gear
 
"The Land-Rover has become a classic design among British Motor vehicles. With its square, compact, purposeful look il has become a familiar featuree of the landscape not only in Britain but all over the world. It is a vehicle built for the toughest forms of motoring, and it looks the part. It is a functional vehicle par excellence.”
The Sphere
 
“The practicability of operating the Land-Rover in a sideways position on a 45 degree slope, the ease with which it can mount or descend steep gradients, and the many purposes to which its power take-off points can be adapted have, made it a boon.”
Norman Hartnett – Yorkshire Post
 
“Ten years experience in manufacturing and marketing the Land-Rover four wheel drive vehicle has been incorporated in the latest version of this reliable and versattile vehicle which now appears with a pleasing new body style and other new features designed to increase its appeal in world markets.”
Motor Transport
 
"Land-Rovers are. going to be even easier to drive over rough country and they will not need as much space in which to manoeuvre.”
Farmer's Weekly
 
"None of the ruggedness has been lost, but the new version has a slight air of sophistication. On test runs yesterday I discovered, however, that the Series II vehicle can still perform quite amazing manoeuvres, climbing precipitous banks and plunging happily over undulating grassland to live up to it 'go anywhere' slogan."
Daily Telegraph
 
... "probably the most successful single innovation by a British Motor Firm since the war.
Harry C. Drake – The Press & Journal. Aberdeen
 
...”found it not only a better-looking, more comfortable and better equipped vehicle, but more powerful with its new 2¼ litre engine, while its carrying capacity has been increased."
The Scotsman
 

"I was driven in one of the new models for about five miles over very rough country- open fields, deeply rutted tracks, thick wet clay and thin running mud. We crossed streams; at one time we seemed to be following the bed of a stream – and we climbed a 45 degree clay bank The Land-Rover took everything in its stride."
Campbell Paterson – Liverpool Daily Post
 

"It is not often that a car manufacturer has been able to produce a vehicle of such outstanding merit that its basic design requires no change after ten years of production ... Rovers have remained faithful to the beam axle for the Land-Rover, in preference to using some form of independent suspension. This is, no doubt, because of the simplicity and strength of the beam axle, which is best suited to the constant pounding of cross country motoring, often far from any Service facilities."
John Eason Gibson – Country Life
 

Pride of place and congratulations today must go to the amazing Land-Rover, which has just celebrated its tenth birthday... There is no doubt that the Land-Rover has made automobile history and one is very glad to pay this tribute on an anniversary occasion.
 
William Hartley – The Sketch