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1970 Rover P5B V8

1970 Rover P5B V8




The P5B was a carry over from the P5 3.0 Liter with some minor differences such as fog lights, stainless body trim etc.

The big difference is in the power plant. The all aluminum V8 Buick engine. This motor proved itself in the Rover family over many generations. The first being the P5B. The 'B' in P5B denotes Buick.


  • Chassis 84100339D
  • Engine 84009082C
  • This car had a major ground up restoration in 2013. It has had an incredible amount of work done to it and is all recorded. Photos available.
  • It has provenance too - it was sold new in 1970 to Her Excellency Lady Kathleen Porritt.
  • Car is in mint condition. Paintwork is beautiful. Interior is beautiful in biscuit leather.
  • Good tyres on Rostyles.
  • Runs and drives beautifully.
  • One of the nicer P5B's in New Zealand we reckon.
  • Original Certificate of Registration available
  • All factory tools, jack, spare wheel etc - all there.

When introduced in 1958, the P5 was Rover's undoubted flagship - and a return to the upper echelons of the executive car market for its maker.

Being big, sturdy and incredibly well-made, it soon became the favoured transport of British prime ministers and royalty. Styling had been penned by David Bache, while the monocoque body (Rover’s first) had been engineered by Spen King and Gordon Bashford - all of whom would achieve superstardom because of their work on the Range Rover.

The P5B with the muscular new engine improved performance, and economy. It had a very different appeal to the straight-six, and quickly supplanted it - remaining in production until 1973.

A very desirable classic in excellent order - Do not miss out on this one.

Car will be sold WOF’d and Registered.



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