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

Alexei Sayle: I Was a Mug for Buying a Classic Car

Alexei Sayle: I Was a Mug for Buying a Classic Car

Alexei Sayle: I Was a Mug for Buying a Classic Car Matt Johnson kindly sent me the link to this article which I hadn’t seen before. Can’t say I agree…

Rover P5B Engine Tune-Up

Rover P5B Engine Tune-Up

Rover P5B Engine Tune-Up. When I bought the car earlier this year the engine ran OK-ish, but not exactly smoothly. Being new to the P5B, I wasn’t sure how much of that…

Fitting a Radio to a Rover P5 or P5B

Fitting a Radio to a Rover P5 or P5B

Fitting a Radio to a Rover P5 or P5B. I’ve spent some time trying to sort out the bodged mounting for the radio, which looked to be using a child’s Meccano…

Paul Flanders Design and Illustration

Paul Flanders Design and Illustration

As fans of the Rover P5 you may be interested to look at Paul Flanders website (www.tragus.co.uk). I found this by accident whilst idly browsing the web for P5B images,…

Into the Valley-Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Into the Valley-Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Into the Valley-Rover P5B Intake Manifold. The time has come, whilst the roads are covered in salt, to fix a few mechanical issues that need fixing. Main ones are: Faulty temperature…

Fixing a Rover P5B Temperature Transmitter (Sender)

Fixing a Rover P5B Temperature Transmitter (Sender)

Fixing a Rover P5B Temperature Transmitter (Sender). As mentioned in a previous post, there are a number of jobs that need fixing in the area of the intake manifold, which I’ve…

Painting the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Painting the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Painting the Rover P5B Intake Manifold. Once the temperature sender (transmitter) thread was repaired I set about painting the intake manifold. Originally the factory painted these a mid-grey colour, along…

How The Torque Converter Works

How The Torque Converter Works

How The Torque Converter Works Here’s a fabulously period video explaining in very simple terms how a torque converter (aka fluid coupling) replaces the clutch on an automatic (or semi-automatic)…

Re-Assembling the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Re-Assembling the Rover P5B Intake Manifold

Re-Assembling the Rover P5B Intake Manifold. Once the intake manifold was painted and hardened, I set about refitting the manifold and fitting new hoses etc. I bought stainless steel Jubilee clips…

Refurbishing Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Springs

Refurbishing Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Springs

Refurbishing Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Springs. One of the things that needs fixing on my car is the rear leaf spring shackles. On a Rover P5 and P5B…

Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Spring Pads

Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Spring Pads

Rover P5 and P5B Rear Leaf Spring Pads. One of the things I find fascinating about these cars is the history you can uncover, a history that stretches back to…

World Cup Rally 1968 Morris 1800 – For Sale

World Cup Rally 1968 Morris 1800 – For Sale

World Cup Rally 1968 Morris 1800 – For Sale Not a Rover, and about as far from the Rover P5 / P5B as a large car can be in terms…

Rover P5 Club National Rally 2015

Rover P5 Club National Rally 2015

The Rover P5 Club will be holding their annual Rally on Sunday 13th September 2015, at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Hampshire, United Kingdom. The event is for all Rover…

TV – Wheeler Dealers Rover P5

TV – Wheeler Dealers Rover P5

TV – Wheeler Dealers Rover P5 You may have seen this program a few days ago, but if not I recommend trying to see one of the repeats – the…

Rover P5B Crashes Into Garden in Torquay, England

Rover P5B Crashes Into Garden in Torquay, England

 I’ve no idea how the car ended-up there in the first place, but for the recovery to go wrong and the car to roll back down a second time is…

Review – Wheeler Dealers – Rover P5B Coupe

Review – Wheeler Dealers – Rover P5B Coupe

Review – Wheeler Dealers – Rover P5B Coupe Wheeler Dealers is a British TV program whereby the two presenters buy a classic car, do some basic restoration and try to…

Rare Barn Find 1969 Rover P5B Saloon

Rare Barn Find 1969 Rover P5B Saloon

Here’s a rare find – a 1969 P5B Saloon that’s travelled just over 17,000 miles from new. I can’t make any judgement on the car from the photos and have no…

An Americans View of the Rover 3.5 Litre V8

An Americans View of the Rover 3.5 Litre V8

Review: Rover V8 – the story of the engine You may not be familiar with Jonathan W on YouTube, but he’s an incredibly skilled fixer of all things internal combustion, and…

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 1]: Introduction

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 1]: Introduction

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 1]: Introduction This Rover P5B was dismantled by Cyrille, who owns several Rovers and Land Rovers and is active on the Rover P5…

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 2a]: The Interior

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 2a]: The Interior

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 2a]: The Interior Continuing the strip-down of a Rover P5B Coupe by Cyrille, lets see what the interior or the Rover P5/P5B looks…

Classic Car MOT Exemption 2018

Classic Car MOT Exemption 2018

Classic Car MOT Exemption 2018 Don’t forget that from 20 May 2018, most classic cars in the UK over 40-years-old will no longer need an annual MOT inspection. I say…

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 2b]: The Interior

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 2b]: The Interior

Rover P5B Coupe In The Nude [Part 2b]: The Interior Continuing the strip-down of a Rover P5B Coupe by Cyrille, lets resume our journey into what the interior or the…

Driven To Write

Driven To Write

To look at the sales figures, read the magazines, or browse the web, it’s hard not to conclude that motoring journalism is in a terminal decline. The shift from printed…

Car For Sale: 506 YUU: Rover P5 Mk1A Automatic

Car For Sale: 506 YUU: Rover P5 Mk1A Automatic

Car For Sale: 506 YUU: Rover P5 Mk1A Automatic https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BREATHTAKING-1961-ROVER-P5-Mk1A-AUTOMATIC-JUST-13-000-MILES-2-OWNERS-FROM-NEW/202343611195?hash=item2f1c9e7b3b:g:v54AAOSwdm1bJSZ5 The seller says this car has covered just 13,000 miles from new, has been dry-stored for the last 30 years…

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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