Drive the Stylish Rover: Original Rovers for Sale at Inexpensive Prices

Rover is a classic British car that has produced some well-known cars of the 20th century. If you're considering buying a used Rover, eBay is an active platform to buy classic Rover cars at a reasonable price.

Types of Rover cars

Rover has a history of making cars that goes back to 1904; therefore, you may use the following guide to help distinguish different categories of Rover cars on eBay:

  • Pre-WW II Models: Most car models prior to 1948 are easily distinguished by their unique one or two-digit numbers between 6 and 20. These were mostly high-quality medium-sized cars that were marketed as high-end production models. Examples include Rover 16, Rover Speed 20, and Rover 10.
  • Land Rover I/II/III: Produced between 1948 and 1978, the original Rover is the first mass-produced four-wheel-drive vehicle for civilian use.
  • Rover P4 Series: A successful car of its era, this is a mid-sized luxury saloon car. It is distinguished by its variants such as 60, 75, 80, 90, 95, 100, 105, and 110. P4 was produced between 1949 and 1965.
  • Rover P5 and P6: These are large saloon and coupé vehicles produced between 1958 and 1976. Both Rover 5 and Rover 6 had three distinct variants.
Are there any major differences between the Rover P4 Series?

If you're looking for Rover P4 for sale, there are trade-offs between the three variations produced since 1949. The earliest P4 models before 1954 had a basic standard design. The second-generation produced after 1954 also used a more powerful 2.2-litre engine compared to the first-generation. Similarly, the second-generation models used alloy instead of steel compared to the third-generation Rover; however, the third-generation used a more powerful 2.6-litre engine.

Buying tips for Rover classic cars

A classic car in good condition can last for years to come. While any model such as Rover P4 for sale and Rover P5 for sale is durable, you should always confirm the condition of valve gear. A car with reasonable valve gears is likely to last much longer. You should also inquire about the bearings as solid bearings will help smooth transitions to overdrive. Check for hand gear and kingpins as these two components are related to ride handling on Rover P100 classic cars and later models. Body support outriggers and jacking points in front are some other main technical aspects you'll want to check out before buying.