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Celebrating the Rover P3 70th Anniversary
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Established in 1964 in Melbourne, the RCCA has now been going for well over 50 years. If you own, drive, like or love Rover Cars of any age or design, this is the club for you. Becoming a member of the Rover Car Club of Australia will give you the benefits of having an enormous source of technical and practical knowledge, of meeting fellow enthusiasts, of socialising at events and meetings, and sharing the benefit from each others’ technical and operational experience. The RCCA, is based in Melbourne in the State of Victoria, Australia, but membership is Australia wide. We also maintain close contact with Rover Clubs throughout Australia in other States.
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Special Event to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Rover P3 - P3 70th Birthday get together.
This year is the 70th Anniversary of the Rover P3. The anniversary will be celebrated with an informal gathering of P3 enthusiasts on the weekend of November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2018 at Naracoorte, South Australia. There is to be self catering and accommodation arrangements. Local venues and attractions will be provided with guidance from the local car club. We will have a few assembly points where we can display the cars and have a general catch up. The world record for the most P3s in one place is 19, achieved at the 60th birthday gathering. We would like to get an even bigger number this time. Evening meal bookings have been made for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This Event is Open to all P3 enthusiasts. So polish up the P3 and make your accommodation arrangements. Come for 1, 2 or 3 days as suits. For more information and to register your interest please contact the organisers:
Peter Duffell, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Steve Young, email: email@example.com
Full details will be advised at a later date to those who register their interest.
See some photos of previous anniversary get togethers above.
Rover P3 - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
The Rover Sixty and Rover Seventy-Five or Rover P3 series were 1.6 and 2.0-litre executive cars announced in the middle of February 1948 and produced by The Rover Company Limited until the (northern) summer of 1949. Two months after the announcement of the new cars "a new vehicle for agriculture" was announced, the Land-Rover, with the engine of the new Sixty. Although the body was similar in styling to the Rover 12 and 16, many of the body panels were in fact new but the wings and bonnet from the 12 were carried over. The car was 0.5 inch (12 mm) wider outside than the 16 but by making better use of space this translated to 2.5 inches (60 mm) inside. It was 4.5 inches (115 mm) shorter in the wheelbase. Also new, and a first for a Rover, was independent front suspension but the brakes remained a hydraulic/mechanical hybrid system. Rather than having a complete chassis, the new frame, which was a box section, was stopped short of the rear axle and the rear semi-elliptic springs were attached to the body. This allowed the rear axle travel to be increased and an improved ride resulted.
Two body styles were available, a 6-light saloon and 4-light sports saloon. The 6-light saloon had a rear quarter window (sometimes referred to a 6-window saloon) while the 4-light sports saloon had the lack of the rear quarter window (sometimes referred to a 4-window saloon).
1,274 of 60 and 7,837 of 75 models were made before the car was replaced by the all-new Rover 75 (P4) at the end of September 1949.
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