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1959 Rover P4 100 Question
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moparsquad



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: 1959 Rover P4 100 Question Reply with quote

Hi, New to this site. I just purchased a Rover, Looking for info and the best place to get parts. I have a question, the title I recieved with the car states it's a 1959 P4 100. The VIN is C650000830. Is this the right year for this car? All info I find is that the 100 came out in 1960. Jim
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wadhams and John Wearing

I suggest you go onto

http://www.roverp4dg.org.uk/phpBB2/index.php
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cswagon



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Jim
My 100 is a 1959 model as well so don't worry.
I would also take Phil's advice and join the P4 forum and club, and you'll also soon find out his advice on anything Rover related is unrivalled.
I hope you enjoy the car as much as I do.
Graham.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil - Nottingham wrote:
Wadhams and John Wearing

I suggest you go onto

http://www.roverp4dg.org.uk/phpBB2/index.php


but it'd be interesting to read about it here too, now you've joined up...

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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
A lot of manufacturers announce and start selling the next years model at the Motor show.
ie My uncle used to have a '36 Riley which was the actual '35 show car.

So Rover might have been selling the P4 100 in Nov or Dec '59 but calling it the 1960 model, which information has found it's way into all the reference papers
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rover's financial year and model year ran from the previous 1st September in common with many car manufactuers so they could be ready for the Earls Court Motor show in October for new models and the August holiday total production shut down allowed a rebuild and test of new assembly lines

1959 models were thus available from Sept 1958 along with run-out 1958 models which were sometimes upspecced to current model year if remaining unsold too long

Thanks for the compliment Graham although I do know more about P5's!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome Phil, especially after all the help you've given me since I've owned my Rover.
Graham.
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