Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) About This Site. Designed and run by a Rover P5 and P5B enthusiast and owner, this site combines several of my interests. Obviously the cars themselves, but also the 1950’s and 1960’s generally, modern British history including the history of our manufacturing and car industry, photography, design and technology. This is an enthusiasts site.
The use of the Rover name and logo are used under fair use, with no implied connection with Rover, British Leyland or any other company mentioned. The site is not sponsored and doesn’t accept paid adverts, and all views are my own.
My View on Classic Cars
A large part of the enjoyment I get from classic cars is experiencing them as they were when they were manufactured. This includes all their strengths and charms, weaknesses and frustrations. I’m not against modifying cars, and I certainly believe cars are meant to be used as much as possible and not just polished and preened for shows. But I do think ‘improvements’ should generally be avoided unless for safety or to correct a major issue that might limit the cars usage. Obviously over time some parts become hard to source, so ingenuity is needed to try to stay as close to the original design as possible.
It’s generally true that with classic cars, originality is valued far more than modification, so investing time and money in keeping things standard and ‘doing things right’ is generally rewarded by the market as well.
I also collect period brochures, magazines, books and accessories. Researching and writing about the cars and the period they were designed and made is another interest of mine, including their wider place in the car industry and British society.
I also run three other websites:
- Mid-Century-Motoring.com – a site about motoring in the UK and Europe in the 1950’s to 1970’s.
- Alfa105Coupe.com – my other passion is Alfa Romeo, and this site is about my 105 Coupe.
- Mid-Century-Living.com – in addition to cars I also love mid-century design and architecture, and this site covers our ongoing renovation of a 1960’s house back to a more original style.
www.roverp5.com is effectively an update of an earlier site (www.roverp5bcoupe.com), published to blog about my 1968 Rover P5B Coupe. Over time my interest in the cars expanded to include the period they were designed and manufactured, as well as the wider British car industry. All of this started to make that site feel too restrictive – this site will allow more content to be shared about the Rover P5 and P5B, and where they fit in the history of Britain and it’s car industry.
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