[ROVERNET - UK] P6BS prototype

Glen Wilson 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:
> Greetings!
>      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? 
> Cheers,
>           Nathan      
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