[ROVERNET - UK] P6BS prototype
rovercar at comcast.net
Mon Aug 28 06:00:24 BST 2006
No need for a replica because the car still exists in BMIHT Museum in
the UK, as far as I know. I had some pictures up on the web a while
back that a friend took for me. I'll put them back up and let you know
where. The prototype was really sort of thrown together to see if it
would work without a lot of time or money spent on styling. The styling
on the car was later cleaned up a bit in a design model, and it didn't
look bad at all, for a mid-engined and fairly radical car.
Sir William Lyons reportedly killed this car because he didn't want
anything else in Leyland to be competing with the E-type.
Nathan Obuch wrote:
> I just came across an article in the January,
> 1969 issue of MotorSport magazine on the P6BS (the mid
> engined Rover sports car prototype) today. That was an
> interesting find...does anyone have any more info
> about this car? (Links, other magazine articles, etc.)
> The author compares the P6BS favorably to an E-type
> Jaguar. (Though certainly not in appearance! Ugh...)
> I think it would be neat for some fantastically
> wealthy Rover nut to commission a replica of the
> car...any takers?
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