Classic Car Catalogue

Rover 1962

Great Britain

P4 80 2286 cm³ - ost. rok
P4 100 2625 cm³ - ost. rok
P4 95 2625 cm³ - nowy model
P4 110 2625 cm³ - nowy model
P5 3-Litre 2995 cm³ - ost. rok
P5 3-Litre Mk II 2995 cm³ - nowy model
Land Rover 88 series IIA 2286 cm³ benzynowy lub diesel
Land Rover 109 sereis IIA 2286 cm³ benzynowy lub diesel

Paris Motor Show.


For the first time in many years, Rover, for 1963, produce nothing but six-cylinder cars. The four-cylinder '80' has been discontinued and replaced by the '95', which shares the same engine with its sister model, the '110', which in turn is a successor to the '100'. The common-to-both 2,625 c.c. engine is similar in all basic respects to that of the superseded '100', but whereas the output of the '95' is at about the same level as the old '100', at 102 b.h.p., the '110' makes quite a jump, developing 123 horse-power. Following Rover tradition, these two models share a body/chassis unit, so their interior measurements are alike. From the outside, recognition points are new wheel trims and a change in badge design. For safety to match the increased speed capability of the '110 , Dunlop RS-5 or Avon Turbospeed tyres are fitted to this model. Available as an extra on both types are special front seats by Hallam, Sleigh and Cheston, with an exceptional range of adjustability. Laycock manually operated overdrive is standard on the '110', not on the '95'. Both have disc front brakes, drums at the back.
'95': £1,373.5.3 incl. PT.
'110': £1,534.2.9 incl. PT.
NEW at the Show is a smart four seater fixed-head Coupé edition of the 3-litre Rover, 2½ inches lower than the saloon and fitted as standard with power steering. Mechanically, the two cars are similar, sharing a boosted version of the well-known superimposed-valve engine which has a gasflowed cylinder head and develops 134 b.h.p.; this represents a 17 per cent increase. The saloon is lower than heretofore, not due to any change in roofline but as a result of suspension modifications. Other changes to the saloon include a new close-ratio gearbox; the elimination of the kick-down switch formerly incorporated in the, overdrive; a restyled interior trim; and improved suspension dampers and steering box. Gear-change points are now calibrated into the speedometer, wood used for the facia is of a different and more pleasing variety, parking lamps are added to the lighting system, better screen wipers are fitted, and cars supplied to the home market have sealed-beam headlamps. The Coupé's reduced frontal area gives it an edge on the saloon in top speed, and it has an extra facia dial in the form of a rev-counter. Layout of the Coupé's instruments is also slightly different. Strictly a four-seater, its rear seats are separate.
Saloon: (Manual) £1,822.17.9 incl. PT.
(Automatic) £1,891.12.9 incl. PT.
Coupé: (Manual) £2,062.2.9 incl. PT.
(Automatic) £2,130.17.9 incl. PT.

(London report)

Land Rover 88 i 109 s.IIA 2286 cm³ benzynowy lub diesel - nowa wersja nadwozia - 12 osobowy Station Wagon.


Mark IV

80 2286 cc – discontinued
100 2625 cc – discontinued
95 2625 cc – new model
110 2625 cc – new model
Rover 95 and 110 Saloon were introduced in July. Those models are bodily similar to the superseded 80 and 100 Saloon. The engine is a new 2625cc seven main bearing crank for the 95, 100 and 110, giving 102 bhp, 104bhp and 123 bhp respectively. 4 cylinder engines are no longer offered. Overdrive is not available.

Rover 100


Rover 80


3-Litre 2995 cc – discontinued
3-Litre Mk II 2995 cc – new model
Rover 3-litre P5 Mk II Saloon was introduced in the summer of 1961, with detail changes, such as new wheel trims and quarter lights, only to be superseded in the following July by the Mk II which incorporates various modifications including a close ratio gearbox and increased engine power (134 bhp), lower suspension and 110 mph top speed. The Fixed Head Coupé was also introduced in July and is distinguishable by a lower roof line.

Rover 3-Litre Mk II Coupé

Rover 3-Litre Saloon

Rover 3-Litre Mk II Coupé

Rover Convertible by Chapron in Paris.


Land Rover series IIA

88 series IIA, wheelbase (2200 mm)
109 sereis IIA, wheelbase (2769 mm)
Forward Control IIA, wheelbase (2969 mm) – new model
4 cyl. petrol, 2286 cc, 77 bhp
4 cyl. Diesel, 2286 cc, 62 bhp
The 109-inch Station Wagon 12-seater option introduced on top of the standard 10-seater layout. This is primarily to take advantage of UK tax laws, by which a vehicle with 12 seats or more is classed as a bus, and is exempt from Purchase Tax and Special Vehicle Tax. This make the 12-seater not only cheaper to buy than the 10-seater version, but also cheaper than the 7-seater 88-inch Station Wagon.
The Series IIA Forward Control was launched in September (at The Geneva Motor Show). It is based on the Series IIA 2.25-litre petrol engine and 109 in chassis, with the cab positioned over the engine to give more load space.

Land Rover 88

Revue AutomobileMarch 1962


Land Rover 109

Land Rover 88


  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
  29.8-2.9.1962 Liège-Sofia-Liège     2 21 3-litre Kenneth James / Mike Hughes 6th
            3-litre Bill Bengry / David Skeffington 18th

Liège-Sofia-Liège; Kenneth James and Mike Hughes; Rover 3-litre; 6th.