The Rover Road Series II was a series of prototype vehicles made between 1956 and 1958.
In the early 1950s, Rover were keen on the idea of designing a vehicle that would bridge the gap between a Land Rover and their regular road cars. The original box shaped 1952-55 Road Rover Series I design was based on a modified Rover P4 with a Land Rover engine. Initially, Rover intended to give the cars four wheel drive but these prototypes had rear wheel drive only.
The 1956-58 Series II prototypes were a little more stylish and resembled a Chevrolet Station wagon. With both Rover P4 and P5 components it had independent front suspension, alloy body panels and was due to receive a 6-cylinder engine. The project was abandoned in 1959 and the idea lay dormant until the 1960s when Spen King and Gordon Bashford started work on what was to become the Range Rover.
The last of the nine Series II prototypes now resides at the Heritage Motor Museum in Gaydon, England. The car is fitted with a 4-cylinder 1997cc engine that produced 52bhp. It is a 2-door estate with aluminium coachwork.
The car is awaiting restoration by the trust.