ShopHonestly reviewed and personally selected Rover P5 and P5B items. Buying here helps support this site...
Welcome to the shop. A small number of items for anyone interested in the Rover P5 or P5B. Each is clearly labelled and honestly reviewed / discussed to help you make an informed decision. We don’t plan to stuff this page with rubbish, but provide a few items that we’re proud to offer and perhaps mirror some of the the qualities of the Rover P5 itself.
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We found a company based in the former mill town of Blackburn, Lancashire, to create a small selection of modern but ‘grown-up’ items of clothing for anyone interested in the Rover P5 and P5B.
These items are subtly embroidered with the RoverP5.com Coupe or Saloon silhouette and the words “Rover P5 & P5B”, in period-correct Gill Sans typeface, as used by Rover in P5 and P5B literature. Most items are available in a range of colours.
From a very warm and practical woolly hat, to a 100% organic cotton polo shirt, you can look good and support British manufacturing.
Rover 3 & 3.5 Litre Workshop Manual Saloon and Coupe
Price: £35.00 (confirm on Amazon)
This is an essential book for anyone who owns a Rover P5 or P5B. The manual provides an in-depth guide to working on both the Rover P5 and P5B, from changing a bulb to rebuilding the engine. [read more...]
Rover V8 the story of the engine
Price: £21.00 (confirm on Amazon)
There aren’t many books dedicated to an engine, but James Taylor’s ‘Rover V8’ is one such example. That this book exists is proof of the importance and influence the Rover V8 engine exerted... [read more...]
Rover 3 & 3.5 Litre Parts Catalogue Saloon and Coupe
Price: £30.00 (confirm on Amazon)
You may have read our review of the Rover 3 & 3.5 Litre Workshop Manual Saloon and Coupe. The Parts Catalogue reviewed here is the perfect complement to that, fixing a number of issues along the way. Whilst not as vital as a good Workshop Manual, I have been really surprised just how useful this Parts Catalogue has been. [read more...]
Classic British Car Electrical Systems
Price: £18.99 (Kindle Edition) (confirm on Amazon)
This is undoubtedly the best book I've found on understanding the Rover P5 and P5B electrical system. Although it covers most British classic cars, the components Rover used were often bought-in from Lucas, and this book covers many of those same items. The book builds-up knowledge from the basics through to more complex topics, so it is useful for beginners and experts alike.
At the time of writing (August 2019), this book only seems to be available as a Kindle download - the printed version is out of print. However, I recommend you still buy a copy, as you can use it with the Kindle app on any smartphone or computer. Obviously you don't get a printed copy, but this book is so useful it's worth it. Alternatively there are some ridiculously priced second-hand copies available elsewhere.
Rover P5 and P5B: The Complete Story
Price: £16.99 (confirm on Amazon)
Thinking of buying a Rover P5 or P5B? Own one but you don’t know the full history of these cars? Have an in interest in British cars? If so, then this definitive book by James Taylor should be on your bookshelf. It is, in many ways, ‘the bible’ of the P5 and P5B. [read more...]
The Strange Death of the British Motor Cycle Industry
Price: £20.00 (confirm on Amazon)
This book provides a gripping description and analysis of the mis-steps and misfortune of the British motorcycle industry, from the 1920’s through to the effective death of the industry in the 1970’s. [read more...]