ShopSelected Rover P5 and Rover P5B-related items...
Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Shop. A few hand-selected items for owners or anyone interested in the Rover P5 or P5B. Each item is clearly labelled and honestly reviewed by us, so you can make an informed decision.
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Rover 3 & 3.5 Litre Workshop Manual Saloon and Coupe
Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Shop. This is an essential book for anyone who owns a Rover P5 or P5B. The manual is a reprint of the original Rover factory workshop manual, and provides an in-depth guide to maintaining the P5 and P5B, from changing a bulb to rebuilding the engine. The level of detail is truly impressive, and it really is a must-have for any owner.
There are a few downsides: the diagrams are quite small, a consequence of the manual being reprinted at half-size (the factory versions were full size, with one book for the P5, and a separate addendum for Rover P5B differences). The solution is to buy the Parts Catalogue as well, as the diagrams in that are much clearer with fantastic detail of each part. Additionally, having the manual split into ‘P5’ and ‘P5B’ occasionally makes things slightly tricky as you may need to refer to two sections to complete a job, but that’s how the factory did it.
Even with these issues, this is still by far the best manual for these cars (in fact, the only manual for the P5B).
Rover P5 and P5B: The Complete Story
Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Shop. If you only buy one book about the Rover P5 and P5B, buy this. The definitive history of the development and lifecycle of each model, with incredible detail on the often minor changes through each models life, including in overseas markets. Rare photos are used throughout. Overall this book is well worth adding to your collection.
Rover 3 & 3.5 Litre Parts Catalogue Saloon and Coupe
Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Shop. This book is really useful if you’re going to do any work on your car. The part numbers themselves are only occasionally useful for clarifying adverts and eBay listings, but it’s the detailed diagrams of every part, nut and bolt in the car that really makes this so useful. The diagrams are so much larger, more detailed and clearer than the Workshop Manual. The two books together really are necessary for working on these cars.
Where Else to Buy Rover P5 and P5B Items
There are a few sources of Rover P5 and P5B items. The main parts supplier is J R Wadhams, who manufacture and supply a vast range of new parts for these cars, and are thoroughly recommended. As the main source of remanufactured items for these cars, they deserve the support of owners and enthusiasts if we’re to keep these cars on the road in the future.
Other than that:
- David Green provides a very useful source of mainly second-hand spares.
- eBay lists a great selection of parts, both old and new old stock (NOS), and is an invaluable source if you own a P5 or P5B, but can be difficult to sort through and find key items.
- Amazon has a few items, but mainly books and tools. Both Amazon and eBay also have a large amount of P5-related tat, from clocks to mouse mats.
- Lastly, the P5 Owners Club sell a few items, but sadly they aren’t currently available on the club website.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch. Thanks.