Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre) Newspaper Articles
Newspaper articles about Rover and the events surrounding the company, during the period the P5 and P5B were in production. See how the newspapers reported Rover, B.M.C. and Leyland.
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Rover P5 Launches: 22nd September 1958
By MAURICE CORINA and PHILIP JACOBSON After months of tough behind-the-scenes negotiations-brought to a head in the past four days by Leyland Motor’s determination to bid, if necessary, for British Motor Holdings-the biggest merger in Britain’s industrial history has been concluded successfully. The formation of the British Leyland Motor Corporation, hurriedly announced yesterdayRead more
£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 in the history of British industry, it will create British Leyland Motor Corporation, fifth biggest company in the United Kingdom and one of the top three motorRead more
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 new £410m. corporation almost on equal terms with the Volkswagen – Mercedes – Auto Union group of Germany and Fiat of Italy, or sixth in the world’sRead more
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 issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders yesterday. Out of a total production of 1,149,503 cars, BMC, excluding Jaguar, produced 407,840, Ford 324,978Read more
Sir George Harriman, chairman of British Leyland Motor Corporation, talks to GEOFFREY CHARLES, Motoring Correspondent, about the company’s plans Sir George Harriman pointed from the window of his Longbridge office. “That”, he said, “is the answer to our critics, at home and abroad. That’s what they should see-and it’s happeningRead more
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 process before completion of the B.M.H.- Leyland merger. The moves centre on the decision by Alec Issigonis, B.M.C.’s technical director, to devote himself full-time to more creative andRead more
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, with what they hope will prove an effective reply to the successful penetration achieved by Volkswagen and the Japanese manufacturers. B.M.C. has produced a specialRead more
Rover P5B Production Ends: 22nd June 1973
Total Rover P5 Production: 48,248
Total Rover P5B Production: 20.600