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

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…

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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