Brochures and Magazines

Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Brochures and Magazines. Brochures, magazines, literature and adverts. These show what a buyer may have read as they considered the purchase of a new P5 or P5B, together with some of the alternatives they might consider in period road tests, as well as the literature that came with the cars when supplied new by Rover.

These scans are provided to add to the understanding of these cars. All of these documents I own and have scanned myself, but copyright is obviously held by the respective parties. Given the passage of time since these were created they are approaching the end of copyright, and under fair-use terms I hope nobody objects. If you do, please let me know.

Timeline

On the timeline below, click ‘Read more’ below each item to open the full article or scan. Once that opens, you can click the image and scroll through each page. Magazines show the pages related to the Rover P5 and P5B.

1958 – Year Preview

1 January 1958
1958 – Year Preview

1958 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre). The USA’s first satellite is launched from Cape Canaveral, NASA is formed, and the first Microchip is envisaged by Texas Instruments in 1958. In Britain, the first transatlantic passenger jet service begins with flights between London and New York

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1959 – Year Preview

1 January 1959
1959 – Year Preview

1959 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre). The Boeing 707 Jet Airliner enters service. Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba, and the Dalai Lama is forced to flee Tibet. On 12th September the Soviet Union crashes the Luna 2 spacecraft into the Moon, making it

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Rover The 3-Litre Saloon Brochure 1959

1 January 1959
Rover The 3-Litre Saloon Brochure 1959

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Rover 3-Litre Brochure 1959

1 January 1959
Rover 3-Litre Brochure 1959

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Rover Brochure 1959

1 October 1959
Rover Brochure 1959

Rover Brochure 1959. The illustrations Rover produced were very high quality with plenty of white space creating a very clean and classy style…

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1960 – Year Preview

1 January 1960
1960 – Year Preview

1960 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) The cold war intensifies as USSR and the west become increasingly distrustful of each other, and a Russian missile shoots down an American U2 spy plane. John F Kennedy becomes US President. OPEC is formed by Iraq, Iran, Iraq,

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1961 – Year Preview

1 January 1961
1961 – Year Preview

1961 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) East German Authorities close the border between East and West Berlin and construction of the Berlin Wall begins. USA finances anti-Fidel Castro Cubans for an invasion at the Bay of Pigs, which is an unmitigated disaster with most being

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1962 – Year Preview

1 January 1962
1962 – Year Preview

1962 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) The Cold War continues to chill, and for a short time the world is on the brink of nuclear war and self destruction when the Russians place Ballistic Missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from the coast of Florida.

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1963 – Year Preview

1 January 1963
1963 – Year Preview

1963 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) The biggest news this year is the assassination of the US President Kennedy on November 22nd . The continued campaign in the US for civil rights by the black community caused violent reactions from whites including Mississippi, Virginia and

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1964 – Year Preview

1 January 1964
1964 – Year Preview

1964 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) As the war in Vietnam intensifies, increasing numbers of American servicemen are dying. The Beatles take the world and America by storm and Beatlemania goes into overdrive as they released a series of number one hits including “I want to

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1965 – Year Preview

1 January 1965
1965 – Year Preview

1965 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) The war in Vietnam continues to worsen: whatever the U.S. does fails to halt the rise in deaths of American servicemen, and at the same time the anti-war movement grows. On November 13th 1965, 35,000 people march on Washington

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1966 – Year Preview

1 January 1966
1966 – Year Preview

1966 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) The US now has nearly 500,000 troops fighting in Vietnam. The US and USSR continue the space race to see who would be the first to land a man on the moon. The fashions of both America and UK

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1967 – Year Preview

1 January 1967
1967 – Year Preview

1967 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre). In Vietnam, a total of 475,000 US troops are serving by 1967, and at home protests against the war increase. The Boxer Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to serve in the US Army.

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Rover Brochure 1967

1 August 1967
Rover Brochure 1967

Rover are leading their passenger car brochure with the P5B. That makes sense as the car had only just been launched (in P5B form) at the British International Motor Show, Earls Court, London, from 18th to 28th October.

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Autosport Magazine, 29 September 1967

29 September 1967
Autosport Magazine, 29 September 1967

Autosport magazine road test the new P5B in September 1967, just as the car launches. As was typical of the age, the road test in almost entirely positive.

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The Rover Review Magazine, October 1967

1 October 1967
The Rover Review Magazine, October 1967

The Rover-produced quarterly magazine for members of The Rover Owners Association, the club operated by Rover to stay in contact with their customers. Membership forms were included in the Literature Pack that came with every new car, and membership cost around £1.50 per year in 1968.

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Motor Show 1967 Official Catalogue

18 October 1967
Motor Show 1967 Official Catalogue

The official catalogue of the 1967 Earls Court Motor Show, where the P5B was launched. Strangely Rover chose to advertise the 2000 model in the catalogue, although the P5B was shown on the stand.

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1968 – Year Preview

1 January 1968
1968 – Year Preview

1968 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) 1968. In both Europe and America, imports of Japanese cars and other goods continues to rise, troubling the governments of the U.K. and U.S.A. as they worry about industries in their own countries being effected and jobs lost. In

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Rover Brochure 1968

1 August 1968
Rover Brochure 1968

Rover are leading their passenger car brochure with the P5B. That makes sense as the car had only just been launched (in P5B form) at the British International Motor Show, Earls Court, London, from 18th to 28th October.

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Rover 3.5 Litre Literature Pack 1968

1 August 1968
Rover 3.5 Litre Literature Pack 1968

The ‘Literature Pack’ that was supplied with every new Rover P5B. The 3.5 Litre was supplied with a plastic wallet that contained the following items…

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Rover 3½ Litre Brochure 1968

1 August 1968
Rover 3½ Litre Brochure 1968

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1969 – Year Preview

1 January 1969
1969 – Year Preview

1969 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) 1969. On 20th July one of mans crowning achievements takes place when astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the Moon, uttering the immortal words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for

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Rover Brochure 1969

1 August 1969
Rover Brochure 1969

The Rover brochure from late 1969. Rover were frugal in reusing images – most of the images here were from the cars launch in 1967.

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1970 – Year Preview

1 January 1970
1970 – Year Preview

1970 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) 1970. Music continues to make a significant impact with the largest-ever rock festival taking place on the Isle of Wight, with 600,000 people attending, including some of the biggest names in music such as Jimi Hendrix and The Who. Paul McCartney

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1971 – Year Preview

1 January 1971
1971 – Year Preview

1971 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) 1971. Intel releases the world’s first microprocessor, the 4004, and Texas Instruments release the first pocket calculator. Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover a day after landing on the surface of the moon.

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1972 – Year Preview

1 January 1972
1972 – Year Preview

1972 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) 1972. The U.S. brings to an end its most divisive and unsuccessful military campaign as the last US ground troops withdraw from Vietnam. It’s a dark year for sport with the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Arab gunman.

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1973 – Year Preview

1 January 1973
1973 – Year Preview

1973 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) 1973. Inflation has a significant impact on peoples lives, with the UK inflation rate running at 9.2% and the US running at 6.2% . This pushes-up prices which in turn leads to higher wage demands. There is a widespread

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Date Order

Items are presented in date order to show the progression from launch in 1958 through to the end of production in 1973. The years of brochures reflect the publication year, not the model year (before 1966, model years tended to run from October to September, and from 1966 from August to July, so a Brochure published in August 1967 is often referred to as a 1968 model year brochure. All very confusing, so I’ve used the publication dates so that brochures are in correct date order with magazine articles and other media).

Advertisements

Advertisements from various UK magazines through the life of the P5 and P5B.

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Brochure Images

The best images from Rover brochures, bought together here.

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