Website of the Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre)
The Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre), launched in 1958 and manufactured until 1973 by the Rover Company of Solihull, England, has been variously described as “the zenith of British car making”, “One of Britain’s Fine Cars” and “a gentle giant”. The P5B with it’s Buick-designed Rover V8 engine (much modified by Rover and manufactured until 2003) has also been called “a skinhead in a Bowler Hat“ and “a hairy-chested lothario“(!).
Owned by the Queen and used by British Prime Ministers, senior Military personnel, numerous Embassies and leading businesspeople, the Rover P5 and P5B were wonderfully capable cars that provided discreet, elegant and comfortable service. Produced in both 4-door Saloon and Coupe bodies with beautiful styling by Rover’s David Bache, the Rover P5 and P5B are widely loved yet under-appreciated and under-valued.
Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre)
Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Buyers Guide, development story, brochures, magazines, photographs, videos, specifications, service data, parts and services directory and a servicing guide (coming later), plus blogging about running and restoring / maintaining my own P5B Coupe as an everyday car.
Also, our very own web-based magazine about the Rover P5 and P5B (plus other items that may be of interest), including news, articles, reviews and events. This is constantly being updated and expanded. If you want something included, or would like to contribute, just get in touch.
Likewise, if you have period magazines, brochures, photos, videos or other materials relating to the Rover P5 (3 Litre) and Rover P5B (3.5 Litre) or the British car industry please get in touch – I’m always looking to enhance content of the site. Richard: April 2016.