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

The Times, 21 March 1968 : 1-Model US Drive By B.M.C.

The Times, 21 March 1968 : 1-Model US Drive By B.M.C.

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,…

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.…

1971 – Year Preview

1971 – Year Preview

1971: Decimalisation 1971. The U.K. changed it’s currency, a process known as Decimalisation, on February 15th . The I.R.A. bomb The Post Office Tower (now called the B.T, Tower) in…

1972 – Year Preview

1972 – Year Preview

1972: Troubles, Strikes & Unemployment 1972. The U.S. brings to an end its most divisive and unsuccessful military campaign as the last US ground troops withdraw from Vietnam. It’s a…

1973 – Year Preview

1973 – Year Preview

1973: P5 & P5B: The End 1973. Inflation has a significant impact on peoples lives, with the UK inflation rate running at 9.2% and the US running at 6.2% .…

Buying a Rover P5B Coupe

Buying a Rover P5B Coupe

It’s taken almost 6 months, but finally I’ve made an offer on a car – 1968, Silver Birch over Admiralty Blue, Buckskin leather with Mortlake Brown carpets. Widely accepted to be…

Rover P5B Coupe: The Purchase

Rover P5B Coupe: The Purchase

We collected the Rover yesterday – caught the train to Trowbridge then drove the car back, via a stop-off at Stonehenge to see the new Visitor Centre. All went pretty…

About BGU 122G-Rover 3.5 Litre P5B Coupe

About BGU 122G-Rover 3.5 Litre P5B Coupe

“…Shone Like A Meteor Streaming To The Wind.” (Rover 3 ½ Litre Brochure, 1968). My Rover P5B Coupe, registration BGU 122G,  was manufactured 0n 22 August 1968 and despatched from…

Cleaning Rover P5 Seats With Gliptone Leather Cleaner

Cleaning Rover P5 Seats With Gliptone Leather Cleaner

The last week has been really busy at work so I’ve just been driving the car, getting to know it better, and working out what needs doing first. So far…

Renovating a Rover P5B Centre Console

Renovating a Rover P5B Centre Console

A major part of renovating the interior has been sorting out the centre console. This was in quite a bad state, dirty with worn carpet covering. So I set about…

The Man Who Haunted Himself

The Man Who Haunted Himself

The Man Who Haunted Himself. This was where my love for the Rover P5B started. I seem to remember watching this film with my parents at home in the 1970’s…

Restoring the Rover P5B Interior

Restoring the Rover P5B Interior

Restoring the Rover P5B Interior. Things have been pretty quiet on here recently, but there’s been no lack of progress on the car. I haven’t been using it much as there’s a…

Rover P5 and P5B Oils and Fluids

Rover P5 and P5B Oils and Fluids

I’ve been looking around to find the best oils and fluids for the P5B, as (not surprisingly) most of the products the 46 year old Handbook recommends aren’t around any…

Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B

Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B

Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B. The fuel gauge and temperature gauge seemed to be possessed by some sort of ghost, with random movements of the needle.…

Rover P5 and P5B Wheels and Tyres

Rover P5 and P5B Wheels and Tyres

Rover P5 and P5B Wheels and Tyres. Rover P5 and P5B wheels are 5 x 5in PCD bolt pattern (5 x 127mm), 15 inch diameter. On the P5 they are plain…

Rover P5B Petrol Smells

Rover P5B Petrol Smells

Rover P5B Petrol Smells. You might think that a car that suffered a major engine fire 2 years ago would have had its fuel system pretty thoroughly checked and replaced.…

Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior

Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior

Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior. My wife had conveniently gone away for two weeks, so I made the most of the opportunity and stripped the inside of the…

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B. Once I’d stripped the carpet, seats and console from the interior, the plan was to fit inertia seatbelts to make things…

Classic Car Boot Sale

Classic Car Boot Sale

Classic Car Boot Sale. We’re off to the Olympic Park early tomorrow, to take part in the Classic Car Boot Sale. First time I’ve washed and polished the car -…

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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