Like many other companies, Rover began by making bicycles and then motorbikes before their first car was built in Coventry in 1904.  After WW I, the company was not a great success and the decision was made in the 1930’s to move their models more up-market.  After WW II, the Land Rover became the firm’s best-seller and in 1967, Rover became part of the Leyland Motor Corporation.  Ownership later passed to BMW who eventually sold the rights of the Rover marque to Ford in 2006. 

1938 Rover P2 6-light Saloon. Model by British Heritage Models
1948 Rover P3 4-light Saloon. Model by British Heritage Models
1949 Rover P4 Seventy-Five (Cyclops). Model by NEO
1958 Rover 90. Model by Cararama
1959 Rover P4. Model by Vanguard
1962 Rover P5 Mk II. Model by Vanguard
1963 Rover P5 3 Litre Mk II. Model by Vanguard
1965 Rover BRM Turbine Coupe (as raced at Le Mans). Model by Pinko Automodelli
1968 Rover P6 3500 V-8. Model by Vanguard
1971 Rover P5B Coupe. Model by NEO
1972 Rover P6 3.5 V-8 VIP. Model by Vanguard
1982 Rover S.D.1. Model by Vanguard
1984 Rover S.D.1 3.5 Vitesse (BTCC). Model by Atlas
1986 Rover S.D.1 Vitesse (DTM Champion). Model by Minichamps
c1988 Rover S.D.I Vitesse. Model by Vanguard
1990 Rover Sterling. Model by Corgi (not 1:43rd scale)
2004 Rover 75. Model by Vanguard