Rover introduced its first six cylinder model in 1927. Two years later, the 'Light Six' was added, featuring a two-litre engine, on a shorter chassis with higher gearing.
The Light Six had lively performance and a lightweight Weymann fabric body. Production of the 'Light Six' only lasted for one year.
A Sportsman's saloon was used by the well-known motoring journalist Dudley Noble in 1930 for his famous run from the French Riviera to Calais, racing the French luxury express, known as the Blue Train. A distance of 750 miles was covered in less than 20 hours, beating the Blue Train by 20 minutes.