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 any item to open it in a new page for reading.

Rover P5 Launches: 22nd September 1958

1958 – Year Preview

1958 – Year Preview

1958: E.E.C. Founded 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…

1959 – Year Preview

1959 – Year Preview

1959: Hovercraft Invented 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…

Rover The 3-Litre Saloon Brochure 1959

Rover The 3-Litre Saloon Brochure 1959

Rover Brochure Rover The 3-Litre Saloon, January 1959 1959 model year. 16 pages, landscape, full colour, stapled.

Rover The 3-Litre Saloon. This is one of the most luxurious brochures Rover…

Rover 3-Litre Brochure 1959

Rover 3-Litre Brochure 1959

Rover Brochure Rover 3-Litre, 1959 Rover 3-Litre Brochure 1959. 1960 model year. 8 pages, larger than A4, portrait, full colour, folded.

A lightweight brochure for the Rover 3-Litre, featuring…

Rover Brochure 1959

Rover Brochure 1959

Rover Brochure Rover, 1959 1960 model year. 8 pages, landscape, full colour, folded.

Rover brochure for the 1960 model year, believed to be produced around October 1959. Most manufacturers used…

1960 – Year Preview

1960 – Year Preview

1960: U2 Spy Plane 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.…

1961 – Year Preview

1961 – Year Preview

1961: Berlin Wall 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…

1962 – Year Preview

1962 – Year Preview

1962: Missile Crisis 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…

1963 – Year Preview

1963 – Year Preview

1963: The Profumo Affair 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…

1964 – Year Preview

1964 – Year Preview

1964: Launch of The Sun 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…

1965 – Year Preview

1965 – Year Preview

1965: Temporary (!) National Speed Limit 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…

1966 – Year Preview

1966 – Year Preview

1966: England 4 – 2 West Germany The US now has nearly 500,000 troops fighting in Vietnam. The US and USSR continue the space race to see who would be…

1967 – Year Preview

1967 – Year Preview

1967: The Summer Of Love 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…

Rover Brochure 1967

Rover Brochure 1967

Rover Brochure Rover, August 1967 Rover Brochure 1967. 1968 model year. 16 pages, A4, portrait, full colour, stapled.

Rover are leading their passenger car brochure with the P5B. That…

Autosport Magazine, 29 September 1967

Autosport Magazine, 29 September 1967

Magazine 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…

The Rover Review Magazine, October 1967

The Rover Review Magazine, October 1967

Magazine 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…

Motor Show 1967 Official Catalogue

Motor Show 1967 Official Catalogue

Catalogue Motor Show, 52nd International Motor Exhibition 18-28 October 1967 Motor Show, 52nd International Motor Exhibition, 18-28 October 1967, Official Catalogue.

Motor Show 1967 Official Catalogue. The official…

1968 – Year Preview

1968 – Year Preview

1968. In both Europe and America, imports of Japanese cars and other goods continue to rise, troubling the governments of the U.K. and U.S.A. as they worry about industries in…

The Times, 18 January 1968 : £410M British Leyland Group To Storm The World Market

The Times, 18 January 1968 : £410M British Leyland Group To Storm The World Market

£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…

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Motor Merger Is Britain’s Biggest

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Motor Merger Is Britain’s Biggest

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…

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Million Vehicles a Year Target for B.M.H.-Leyland

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Million Vehicles a Year Target for B.M.H.-Leyland

Million Vehicles a Year Target for B.M.H.-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…

The Times, 8 February 1968 : B.M.C. Tops Car Output League

The Times, 8 February 1968 : B.M.C. Tops Car Output League

B.M.C. 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…

The Times, 13 February 1968 : One Of The Main Criticisms Of B.M.C…

The Times, 13 February 1968 : One Of The Main Criticisms Of B.M.C…

‘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,…

The Times, 28 February 1968 : Creative Role For Issigonis In B.M.C. Board Switch

The Times, 28 February 1968 : Creative Role For Issigonis In B.M.C. Board Switch

Creative Role For Issigonis In B.M.C. 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…

Rover P5B Production Ends: 22nd June 1973

Total Rover P5 Production: 48,248

Total Rover P5B Production: 20.600

Date Order

Items are presented in date order to show the progression from launch in 1958 through to the end of production in 1973. For brochures I’m using the publication year and month, not the model year they represent (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 just used the publication dates so that brochures are in correct date order with magazine articles and other media.

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