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…

Rover Brochure 1968

Rover Brochure 1968

Rover Brochure Rover, August 1968 Rover Brochure 1968. 1969 model year. 16 pages, A4, portrait, full colour, stapled.

After it’s brief spell in the limelight the previous year, the…

Rover 3.5 Litre Literature Pack 1968

Rover 3.5 Litre Literature Pack 1968

Literature Pack Rover 3.5 Litre, August 1968 A ‘Literature Pack’ was supplied with every new Rover. The 3.5 Litre was supplied with a plastic wallet that contained the following items: Owner’s…

Rover 3½ Litre Brochure 1968

Rover 3½ Litre Brochure 1968

Rover Brochure Rover 3½ Litre Brochure, August 1968 1969 model year. 18 pages, larger than A4, landscape, full colour, stapled.

Rover 3½ Litre Brochure 1968. A beautiful brochure for the P5B…

1969 – Year Preview

1969 – Year Preview

1969: 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…The Moon 1969. On 20th July one of mans crowning achievements takes place when astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the Moon, uttering the…

1969 Rover Brochure

1969 Rover Brochure

Brochure Rover, August 1969 1970 model year. 16 pages, A4, portrait, full colour, stapled.

The Rover brochure from late 1969, for the 1970 model year. Rover were certainly…

1970 – Year Preview

1970 – Year Preview

1970: The Beatles 1970. The Beatles, the best selling music act of all time, release their last Album and Paul McCartney announces their break-up at the end of the year.…

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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