Rover - Austin P3 Review

1949 Rover - Austin P3 75 2.1 6 cylinder petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1949
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.1 6 cylinder petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Capitol


A Classic English Classic


The engine was worn and has been reconditioned.

Radiator was overhauled.

Front hydraulic brakes have been renewed.

General Comments:

I bought the car in running and roadworthy condition.

The repairs were the result of lack of use by the previous owner.

It is a very usable classic car that is comfortable and quiet to travel in.

We use it to attend various auto club events and find it to be more practical than our previous collectible car.. A 1927 Chevy Capitol Tourer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2003

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review