Rover P6

The Rover P6 was produced in various guises and trim levels from 1963 to 1976. Engines ranged from 2000cc to the mighty 3.5 litre V8s.

Popular with the police, there aren't many British TV cop shows from that era, such as The Professionals or S.W.A.T, which don't feature one or two Rover P6s somewhere on the screen. Probably best-remembered is the battered example driven by Bill Maynard (also of Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!) in the opening credits of The Gaffer.

You might not know it, but the P6 was a car of firsts - first ever European car of the year and first car ever to run on radial tyres. It was ahead of its time, if you ask me.

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Do You Remember Rover P6?

Do You Remember Rover P6?

  • Anonymous user
    Yes, they WERE ahead of their time, which I suppose is why they survived in production until '77. We never had one ourselves, but one or two neighbours in our street did, and of course I remember them being used as police cars. The brake servo unit from the P6 will fit most of the big old Vauxhalls from late '50s to early '70s.