Rover P5

rover-p5-review

The Rover P5 story started in the early 1950s, but the car then visualised turned out to be very different from the one that was launched in 1958. Maurice Wilks envisaged the car as a ‘light P4’ with, what was called, ‘floor-cum-chassis construction’.

Other requirements were that it had to be as well-built, and as refined as previous-generation Rovers. Also, that it had to be cheaper to buy – at around £650 – and to manage 30mpg.

Here’s its story

 

The cars : Rover P5

The cars : Rover P5

Keith Adams/Ian Nicholls ONE of the most replayed television clips of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, is of her arriving at 10 Downing Street, having triumphed in the May 1979 General Election – her transport was a Rover P5B. Considering the car had been out of production for not far shy of a decade, […]

Engines : Rover V8

Engines : Rover V8

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6th (5.6%): Rover P5/P5B

6th (5.6%): Rover P5/P5B

For many, the P5 and P5B epitomises everything that Rover stood for during the prosperous 1960s. Big, powerful and imposing, the P5 soon became the transport of choice for the captains of UK industry and their political leaders. Sadly, it was never replaced… Ministerial Rover THE advancement of the Rover marque was not the exactly […]

Archive : Rover P5B ends today

Archive : Rover P5B ends today

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