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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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1-model US drive by BMC By GEOFFREY CHARLES, Motoring Correspondent A concerted, one-model assault is to be launched on the United States car market today by the British Motor Corporation, with what they hope will prove an effective reply to the successful penetration...read more
Creative role for Issigonis in BMC board switch By GEOFFREY CHARLES, Motoring Correspondent A high-level reshuffle of B.M.C. directors' areas of responsibility was announced yesterday as part of a streamlining process before completion of the B.M.H.- Leyland merger....read more
'One of the main criticisms has been too many models, too little market research. That's all bunkum' Sir George Harriman, chairman of British Leyland Motor Corporation, talks to GEOFFREY CHARLES, Motoring Correspondent, about the company's plans Sir George Harriman...read more
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
£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 by Leyland Motor's determination to bid, if necessary, for British Motor...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