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.

These articles are provided to add to the understanding of these cars. Copyright for the articles is obviously held by the respective parties. Given the passage of time since these were written and the fact they are approaching the end of copyright, under fair-use terms I hope nobody objects. If you do, please let me know.

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Rover P5 Launches: 22nd September 1958

About BGU 122G-Rover 3.5 Litre P5B Coupe

About BGU 122G-Rover 3.5 Litre P5B Coupe

“…Shone Like A Meteor Streaming To The Wind.” (Rover 3 ½ Litre Brochure, 1968). My Rover P5B Coupe, registration BGU 122G,  was manufactured 0n 22 August 1968 and despatched from…

Cleaning Rover P5 Seats With Gliptone Leather Cleaner

Cleaning Rover P5 Seats With Gliptone Leather Cleaner

The last week has been really busy at work so I’ve just been driving the car, getting to know it better, and working out what needs doing first. So far…

Renovating a Rover P5B Centre Console

Renovating a Rover P5B Centre Console

A major part of renovating the interior has been sorting out the centre console. This was in quite a bad state, dirty with worn carpet covering. So I set about…

The Man Who Haunted Himself

The Man Who Haunted Himself

The Man Who Haunted Himself. This was where my love for the Rover P5B started. I seem to remember watching this film with my parents at home in the 1970’s…

Restoring the Rover P5B Interior

Restoring the Rover P5B Interior

Restoring the Rover P5B Interior. Things have been pretty quiet on here recently, but there’s been no lack of progress on the car. I haven’t been using it much as there’s a…

Rover P5 and P5B Oils and Fluids

Rover P5 and P5B Oils and Fluids

I’ve been looking around to find the best oils and fluids for the P5B, as (not surprisingly) most of the products the 46 year old Handbook recommends aren’t around any…

Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B

Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B

Fixing a Faulty 10V Regulator on a Rover P5B. The fuel gauge and temperature gauge seemed to be possessed by some sort of ghost, with random movements of the needle.…

Rover P5 and P5B Wheels and Tyres

Rover P5 and P5B Wheels and Tyres

Rover P5 and P5B Wheels and Tyres. Rover P5 and P5B wheels are 5 x 5in PCD bolt pattern (5 x 127mm), 15 inch diameter. On the P5 they are plain…

Rover P5B Petrol Smells

Rover P5B Petrol Smells

Rover P5B Petrol Smells. You might think that a car that suffered a major engine fire 2 years ago would have had its fuel system pretty thoroughly checked and replaced.…

Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior

Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior

Stripping The Rover P5 and P5B Interior. My wife had conveniently gone away for two weeks, so I made the most of the opportunity and stripped the inside of the…

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B

Fitting Inertia Reel Seatbelts to a Rover P5 and P5B. Once I’d stripped the carpet, seats and console from the interior, the plan was to fit inertia seatbelts to make things…

Classic Car Boot Sale

Classic Car Boot Sale

Classic Car Boot Sale. We’re off to the Olympic Park early tomorrow, to take part in the Classic Car Boot Sale. First time I’ve washed and polished the car -…

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…

Rover P5B Production Ends: 22nd June 1973

Total Rover P5 Production: 48,248

Total Rover P5B Production: 20.600

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