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

The Times, 18 January 1968 : £410M British Leyland Group To Storm The World Market

The Times, 18 January 1968 : £410M British Leyland Group To Storm The World Market

£410M British Leyland Group To Storm The World Market By MAURICE CORINA and PHILIP JACOBSON After months of tough behind-the-scenes negotiations-brought to a head in the past four days by…

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Motor Merger Is Britain’s Biggest

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Motor Merger Is Britain’s Biggest

Motor Merger Is Britain’s Biggest £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…

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Million Vehicles a Year Target for B.M.H.-Leyland

The Times, 18 January 1968 : Million Vehicles a Year Target for B.M.H.-Leyland

Million Vehicles a Year Target for B.M.H.-Leyland 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…

The Times, 8 February 1968 : B.M.C. Tops Car Output League

The Times, 8 February 1968 : B.M.C. Tops Car Output League

B.M.C. Tops Car Output League 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…

The Times, 13 February 1968 : One Of The Main Criticisms Of B.M.C…

The Times, 13 February 1968 : One Of The Main Criticisms Of B.M.C…

‘One Of The Main Criticisms Has Been Too Many Models, Too Little Market Research. That’s All Bunkum’ Sir George Harriman, chairman of British Leyland Motor Corporation, talks to GEOFFREY CHARLES,…

The Times, 28 February 1968 : Creative Role For Issigonis In B.M.C. Board Switch

The Times, 28 February 1968 : Creative Role For Issigonis In B.M.C. Board Switch

Creative Role For Issigonis In B.M.C. Board Switch 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…

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…

Rover P5B Production Ends: 22nd June 1973

Total Rover P5 Production: 48,248

Total Rover P5B Production: 20.600

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