Engine : Six cylinders, 77.8 X 105 mm. (2,995 c.c.). Pushrod-operated overhead inlet valves, side exhaust valves. 8.75-to-1 compression-ratio. 115 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m.
Gear ratios : First, 14.52 to 1; second, 8.78 to 1; third, 5.92 to 1; top, 4.3 to 1 ; overdrive top, 3.35 to 1.
Tyres: 6.70 x 15 Avon H.M. Ribbed 4-ply tubeless, on bolt-on steel disc wheels.
Weight : 1 ton 12 cwt. 1 qtr. 0 lb. (without occupants but ready for the road, with approximately half-a-gallon of petrol).
Steering ratio : 2½ turns, lock-to-lock (power steering).
Fuel capacity : 14 gallons (plus 1½ gallons in reserve). (Range, not including reserve supply, 241 miles.)
Wheelbase : 9 ft. 2½ in.
Track : Front, 4 ft. 7 5/16 in.; rear, 4 ft. 8 in.
Dimensions : 15 ft. 6½ in. x 5 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 0¼ in. (high). Price : £1,258 (£1,783 5s. 10d. inclusive of purchase tax). With extras, as tested : £1,920 2s. 10d.
Makers : The Rover Company Limited, Meteor Works, Solihull, Warwickshire, England.
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