1948 Rover P3 75 1595cc
Rover P3 Tyres
- The Rover P3 60 left the factory fitted with 525 - 17 tyres, and the Rover P3 70 left the factory with 550 - 17 tyres.
- These two sizes are effectively the same, so our recommendation in either size is the 5.25/5.50 x 17 Avon.
- Another good option would be the 5.25/5.50 x 17 Lucas, a great value tyre with a period tread.
- The recommended inner tubing for a tyre of this size is the Michelin 17/18E inner tube.
- Some 1949 models of both the 60 and the 70 were fitted with 575 - 16 tyres, which is effectively very close to 6.00 - 16. This opens up a bigger variety of tyres:
- The best crossply tyre available in this size is the 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA.
- The radial expression of this size is 185 R16, and in this size we can offer the 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67, or the 185 SR 16 Michelin X.
- The ideal inner tube for these tyres is the Michelin 16F inner tube.
Rover P3 Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Rover P3 Tyres
History of the Rover P3
The Rover P3 was a short-lived design that would be swiftly superseded by the Rover P4, however, 9111 would be made. It was available in two versions: the P3 60 with a four-cylinder 1595cc engine and the P3 70 with a six-cylinder 2103cc engine. The automobiles were costly, with the Rover 60 costing £1080 and the Rover 75 costing £1106, and with early post-war manufacturing issues and material shortages, it was never envisaged that the cars would be mass-produced. At the end of September 1949, the automobile was superseded by the all-new Rover 75 (P4), which was built until 1959. There would be 1274 '60' models produced and 7837 '70' models produced in all.