Rover P4 Bibliography

The Rover P4 Drivers Guild make every effort to ensure that the information and advice published is reliable and make proper reference to safety procedures. We are unable to accept responsibility for injury, damage or loss resulting from omission or error.

DRIVERS HANDBOOK

All cars were supplied with a driver's handbook similar to that pictured left. It contains explanations of all controls and the routine servicing procedures. Copies can be found at autojumbles and reprints have also been commissioned by the Rover P4 Drivers Guild as follows:

60, 75 & 90 models (1952 - 1954)

60, 75, 90 & 105 models (1956-1959)

80, 95, 100 & 110 models (1960 - 1964)

WORKSHOP MANUAL

Workshop manuals are available for all cars and original copies (similar to that shown left) can be found at autojumbles and reprints have been commissioned by the Rover P4 Drivers Guild.

PARTS CATALOGUE

Parts cataolgues are available for all models and original copies are available from autojumbles or specialist book suppliers and reprints of the catalogue for the 80, 100, 95 and 110 models have been commissioned by the Rover P4 Drivers Guild (shown left).

AUTOBOOKS MANUAL

Autobooks Manual Number 857 covers all P4 models from 1953 to 1964 and was last published in 1975 by Autobooks Ltd of Golden Lane Brighton. This can be found second hand at many autojumbles.

SALES BROCHURES

Sales brochures were issued by the Rover Company for all models and years and can often be found at autojumbles.

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES

These books were issued with every car and contain details of the Pre Delivery Check, the first Free Service and subsequent 3000 miles services. If completed the form a valuable record of the service history of the car and very often London based cars were serviced by the manufacturers at their Seagrove Road facility.

DISTRIBUTORS LIST

This book was also supplied with every car and listed the distributors and dealers worldwide where service and repairs could be sought for Rover Cars.

WORKSHOP TOOLS

This book could be obtained from the Rover Company and listed all of the tools required to service and repair Rover Cars. It is now quite rare but is sometimes seen at autojumbles.

OVERDRIVE

Overdrive is the magazine of the Rover P4 Drivers Guild and is published to members every 2 months. It contains technical articles, historical interviews and pictures, diary and reviews of events, details of regional meetings and representatives around the world, classified advertisements and display advertisemnts from suppliers of parts and services. Some bcak numbers are still avilable.

ROVER P4 DRIVERS GUILD YEARBOOK

Published in November every year, the yearbook contains contemporary features, profiles of typical members cars, members recommended suppliers of parts and services, members breakdown assistance services and major technical features.

ROVER P4 - THE COMPLETE STORY by James Taylor

Crowood Press

Rapidly becoming recognised as the definitive P4 publication and a "must have" for all P4 owners. Includes details of all models including chassis numbers, colours and line modifications.

ROVER P4 by Malcolm Bobbitt

Valoce Publishing

Another "must have" book for P4 owners with excellent pictures and much brochure material but let down by the large number of factual errors - mainly in the captioning of photographs.

ROVER - THE FIRST NINETY YEARS by Eric Dymock

Dove Publishing

Charts the first ninety years history of the Rover Company and includes a chapter on the P4 with some excellent artwork. Many copies were given away to valued customers by Rover dealers as well as being available at bookstalls.

ROVER ANTHOLOGY 1950 - 1967 (P4 - P5) by Daniel Young

A compilation of road tests and magazine reviews collated by the Guild President.

THE POST WAR ROVER P4 AND P5 by James Taylor

Publisher - P4 Spares

An early James Taylor book containing a potted history of the P4 & P5 models with some useful information for owners.

THE ROVER P4 1955 - 1964 by R M Clarke

Brooklands Book Distribution

Another compilation of contemporary road tests and magazine reviews.

OWNERS INSTRUCTION MANUAL

(Export Version)

These can often be found at autojumbles but are not as common in the U.K. as the home market version. The export version only differs in being multi-lingual.



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