Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 SedansArrow PictureManufacturersArrow PictureRoverArrow Picture3500S (1971 - 1977)Arrow Picture1970 Rover 3500S 
 

1970 Rover 3500S news, pictures, specifications, and information

In April of 1968, Rover introduced a V8 version of their popular P6 Sedan and dubbed it the Thousand Five Saloon. This name would persist until it became known as the 3500. In most respects, the 3500 was basically just a 2000 P6 but with a larger engine. The P6 was introduced in 1963.

The introduction of the V8-powered Rover 3500 was not the first instance Rover utilized an American powerplant. The Buick designed engine had been in use in the Rover P5B. The cars were popular due to their low weight and high horsepower; this would come to a close in the early 1970s when safety and emission regulations dictated engines comply with standards. This meant the engine was de-tuned. Production of the 3500 & 3500S would continued until March of 1977.

In 1971 the 3500 S was introduced and with it, a manual gearbox. The automatic version continued in the 3500 Series.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008


Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating
Similarly Sized Vehicles from 1970
Chevron B16
Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang GT-350
Ford Mustang GT500
Ford Mustang Mach 1
ISO Grifo
ISO Rivolta GT
Lamborghini Espada
Lamborghini Miura P400S

 
Rover: 1960-1970
Similar Automakers
Other models by Rover
Manufacturer Website


 
3500
P4

© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.