Rover P5 V8
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 3
The Rover P5 3 Litre range had established itself as
one of the best selling British luxury cars of the Sixties.
By 1967 the 3 Litre was beginning to show its age and
a new powerplant was needed, enter one the famous British
engines of all time, the Rover V8.
The V8 engine was really a copy of a 1959 American Buick
design and measured 3528cc. The engine developed over
144bhp and in fact still remains in production today (although
in much modified form!)
The body of the new model, known as the P5B 3.5 Litre,
remained similar to the old model although the sporty,
Rostyle road wheels hinted at the extra performance.
and automatic transmission
were now standard
equipment and the car continued to appeal to its loyal
As before the Saloon model featured an
elegant four door body and sold in higher numbers than
the Coupe version. Production of the P5B continued until 1973