HISTORY – Our RHD Rover P5B 3.5 Litre V8 Saloon was factory dispatched to Windsor Motors Ltd, Berkshire, England on the 4th of August 1971. Interestingly, it has actually been in Germany since 1987, where it resides today, and has changed hands since then on four occasions. We recently purchased the car from a collector who has no less than 50 cars and is on a mission to thin down the collection to a more manageable amount. The small, but neatly organised history file shows the majority of the restoration work done in 1987 to a Munich owner with probably the highlight of the car being the wonderful interior which was completed in 2005. From the invoices provided, the car has travelled only 9230 miles in the last 30 years. Curiously, over 11,500 Saloon models were produced by Rover with a surprisingly few examples on the market today. This majestic Rover has to be one of the best kept secrets in the classic market, the ideal transport for the classic enthusiast who wants low priced, lazy luxury. Chassis number 840-08036-D recently passed the meticulous German MOT-TÜV with flying colours and is now potentially ready to be repatriated to the Island! The price includes transport back to the UK.
EXTERIOR - Heritage in England have confirmed that the car left the factory with Bordeaux Red paint. It received a full respray in its original colour in 1987 and, despite a few small areas that will eventually require attention: bottom corners of all 4 doors; the car is standing the test of time quite well. The rear right wing does however, bear a 6cm scar which has been touched in at some stage. Viewing is always recommended but, what we are offering is essentially a good, honest old car that should now be used and once again appreciated. A vehicle deemed good enough for Royalty and heads of state, from Wilson to Thatcher, the ‘conservative’ Rover P5 makes a great alternative to perhaps a Mk2 Jaguar, offering similar standards of luxury, style and pace in – without question – a more dignified manner.
INTERIOR – Inside the presentation is as one would expect from a car fit for royalty, with the restored beige leather and olive carpets contrasting well against the woodwork which flows along the fascia and door capping’s so elegantly. The roof-lining is superb with all 4 door panels to match. All in all, the car offers a wonderful patina and really now needs to be driven and appreciated again now that it’s been released from its collectors existence.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION – The Buick lightweight aluminium 3.5 Litre V8 unit, redeveloped and strengthened by Rover, produces 118kW or 158 hp and feels like it could pull a house down. The smooth power take away is ridiculously effortless and really needs to be experienced to be believed. Once warm, both gearbox and engine are a wonderful engineering fusion. A recent service and new exhaust have brought the car to life again following a dormant but well maintained collector’s existence.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES – The ubiquitous chrome Rostyle alloys are in good condition with all 4 Vredestein 185 HR15 91H tyres displaying healthy tread and plenty of years of life. Brakes were recently serviced in July 2018.
These are personal favourites with us. Magnificently British they formed a part of Government and Royal fleets throughout their production. So much importance was placed upon their usability by the Government that they ordered and stored a number of these cars for use long after production ended. The .....
Rover P5b coupe, 1971, registered 01/08/1971. MOT expires 03/06/2019. Comes in the popular colour choice of admiralty blue with a buckskin interior.
This car has recently had major restoration including a full bare metal respray, new door and boot rubbers, new screen seals fitted, reconnolised interior, .....
June 2018. We sold this Coupe a few years and it is now back with us. Currently being prepared for sale
In Silver Birch with a Burnt Grey roof with Mulberry interior
We have just acquired this lovely P5b Coupe from a regular customer of ours who has been collecting Rovers for more than .....
3.5 V8 1970 Rover p5b Saloon - 66k
Rover 1970, auto saloon, Admiral Blue with buckskin interior. Beautiful colour. Wonderful car, drives like a dream.
Interior is good with the seats in good condition, no rips.
The exterior is in reasonable condition was restored some years ago.
Released in September 1967 the P5B quickly became a British icon for the Establishment, being the choice of transport for British Governmental Ministers, until the late 1980’s, including Prime Ministers; Wilson, (who had a pipe holder in his), Heath, Callaghan & of course Mrs. Thatcher
The Royal .....
MINOR PROJECT FOR MAJOR GAIN. Rover P5b Coupe, recently recovered from a garage where it had been stored for the last 6 years. Was parked up with a minor brake problem which I understand is an easy fix. Can find out more details if required. Has only done 66,000 miles from new, and the condition of .....
For sale is my 1969 Rover P5B Coupe with currently a little over 52K miles.
Car in my possesion for the past 3 years or so.
Previous owner had the car fully renovated (body, engine, drive train etc) so I've had to do very little work on it over the 3 years. Full receipts and pictures of previous .....
1973 Rover P5B Saloon. Admiralty Blue and Buckskin interior. Genuine 62.800 miles, 2-owner car. One of the last P5’s produced. First registered Aug. 1st 1973. Owned since 2001. Purchased from original owner. MOT’s from 1976 to verify correct mileage. This car is one of the best P5’s in the country .....
Grate and very light 1973 Rover P5B Coupe Project Rover V8 Auto
The car is complete and seams very solid will definitely make a nice car with just a little effort it has been sitting in a garage for the last few years.
Please call 07836639603
1971 Rover P5b Coupe, 3 owners from new and has a large history file. Coupe is white with burnt grey roof and saddle tan interior trim.
Structure is excellent , no corrosion whatsoever, inside of doors have been waxoiled.
The coupe starts and drives without problem, the engine being rebuilt and .....