Mercedes-Benz 600 - 65 points
Hillman Imp - 31 points
The last pre-Leyland new Rover, styled by D.Bache, had a considerable production for a low volume manufacturer. This original chassis (independent front suspension, De Dion rear axle, rear drive), with excellent ride and handling, would get a V8 3500 engine much later. An OHC 4-cyl 2-liter (91 hp) was the weakest point of this appealing mid-size saloon (4.53 m), even if a TC version (110) made performance much better. British quality and good value was a formula of success in its time.
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