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Rover P5 (3 Litre) and Rover P5B (3.5 Litre) News. Items relating to the Rover P5 and Rover P5B, updates to this website, plus other items that may be of interest. If you seen anything that you think worth sharing that’s related to the P5 and P5B, please get in touch and I’ll include it here.
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BMC tops car output league During the first nine months of 1967, British Motor Corporation produced 35½ per cent of all cars manufactured in Britain. This is shown by figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders yesterday. Out of a total production...read more
Motor merger is Britain's biggest £800m sales a year for BMH-Leyland group BY OUR BUSINESS NEWS STAFF A £410m. merger between British Motor Holdings and Leyland Motors was announced yesterday. The biggest in the history of British industry, it will create British...read more
Sir George Harriman (left) and Sir Donald Stokes at last nights press conference £410m British Leyland group to storm the world market By MAURICE CORINA and PHILIP JACOBSON After months of tough behind-the-scenes negotiations-brought to a head in the past four days...read more
Million vehicles a year target for BMH-Leyland Geoffrey Charles, Motoring Correspondent of The Times, explains the importance to the motorist of the B.M.H.-Leyland merger, announced yesterday. The B.M.H.-Leyland merger puts the new £410m. corporation almost on equal...read more
An Americans View of the Rover 3.5 Litre V8. You may not be familiar with Jonathan W on YouTube, but he's an incredibly skilled fixer of all things internal combustion, and very knowledgeable with it. Thought this might be of interest, to hear his view of the Buick /...read more
Here's a rare find - a 1969 P5B Saloon that's travelled just over 17,000 miles from new. I can't make any judgement on the car from the photos and have no connection with the seller, but I'd encourage anyone seriously interested in buying a very good P5B Saloon to...read more
Review - Wheeler Dealers - Rover P5B Coupe. Wheeler Dealers is a British TV program whereby the two presenters buy a classic car, do some basic restoration and try to sell the car for a profit. recently there was an episode featuring the Rover P5B Coupe. Having...read more
Rover P5B Crashes Into Garden in Torquay, England. I’ve no idea how the car ended-up there in the first place, but for the recovery to go wrong and the car to roll back down a second time is almost unbelievable.That will take an awful lot of work to fix - no doubt the...read more
TV - Wheeler Dealers Rover P5. You may have seen this program a few days ago, but if not I recommend trying to see one of the repeats - the Rover P5 and P5B doesn't get much coverage on TV. If you're not familiar with Wheeler Dealers, the basic idea is that the two...read more
Rover P5 Club National Rally 2015. The Rover P5 Club will be holding their annual Rally on Sunday 13th September 2015, at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Hampshire, United Kingdom. The event is for all Rover P5's and Rover P5B's, plus anyone interested in the...read more
Not a Rover, and about as far from the Rover P5 / P5B as a large car can be in terms of engineering and style, but the landcrab was a near competitor of the P5 /P5B, on paper if not in reality. Anyone fancy a slice of BMC rally history?...read more
How The Torque Converter Works. Here's a fabulously period video explaining in very simple terms how a torque converter (aka fluid coupling) replaces the clutch on an automatic (or semi-automatic) car such as the Rover P5 and P5B. See more videos in the Television...read more
Paul Flanders Design and Illustration. As fans of the Rover P5 you may be interested to look at Paul Flanders website (www.tragus.co.uk). I found this by accident whilst idly browsing the web for P5B images, and Paul kindly agreed to me using this image (which matches...read more
Alexei Sayle-I Was a Mug for Buying a Classic Car. Matt Johnson kindly sent me the link to this article which I hadn't seen before. Can't say I agree with Alexei Sayle, but he's someone I admire and he is at least a well-known (ex) owner of a Rover P5 - apparently he...read more
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...read more