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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Timeline

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Rover P5 Launches: 22nd September 1958

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…

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% .…

Rover P5B Production Ends: 22nd June 1973

Total Rover P5 Production: 48,248

Total Rover P5B Production: 20.600

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