“The Rover 3500, by any standards, must rate among the best engineered cars produced in the world today. From our first experience with the Rover 2000 (December 1964) we have been impressed with the overall concept of this sports sedan designed to transport four people in the best possible manner, regardless of road surface or climatic conditions. Now, with the advent of the V8 engine, the Rover 3500 takes its place among the really outstanding Gran Turismo cars of the World.”—Road Test, the independent American journal, commenting on the Rover V8, which augers well for the export success of this BLMC product.
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“It seems that I caused a small amount of alarm and despondency by saying that I was leaving these hallowed halls, but omitting to say that Motor would not be Private View-less. Quite the contrary, but it won’t be written by me, you see, don’t you agree, hee hee, riddle-me-ree . . . an’ ‘at.”—Rab Cook wrote this, believe it or not, just before leaving the deputy editorial chair of Motor.