Rover P5 (1958-1973)
This was Rover”s first monocoque model. It acquired front disc brakes in 1960. The Mark 2 arrived in 1962. The Coupé version was introduced at the same time.
Rover introduced the 3.5 litre, known as the P5B, in 1967. As with the 3 litre, it was available both as Saloon or Coupe. The P5 (3 Litre) had an option of a manual or automatic gearbox. The P5B (3.5 Litre) was only available as an automatic.
The differences between the two models are: wheels, chrome Rostyles on the P5B, straight side moulding as opposed to a sharp angle on the P5, no hole in the front grille for the starting handle, rubber strips on the over-riders and recessed fog lamps in the front wings on the P5B
Between 1959 and 1973 Rover produced almost 70,000 P5s.
|1967 Rover 3.5 litre||Specification|
|Power||184bhp @ 5200 rpm|
|Top Speed||185 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-96 km/h in 10.7 sec|
|Suspension||Independent front, live axle rear|
|Brakes||hydraulic disc front and drum rear|