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Sold Rover P5B 3500 V8 1973

Rover P5B 3500 V8 1973



The final iteration of the P5 appeared in September 1967. Powered by the 3,528cc engine, the car was badged as the "3.5 Litre", and commonly known as the P5B.

The 'B' in the "P5B" model name came from Buick, the engine's originator. The Borg Warner Type-35 automatic transmission, hydrosteer variable ratio power steering and front Lucas fog lights were standard on this model.

Output of 160 bhp was claimed along with improved torque. When compared to its predecessor, the aluminium engine enabled the car to offer improved performance and fuel economy resulting both from the greater power and the lesser weight of the power unit.

The exterior was mostly unchanged from the P5, apart from bold '3.5 Litre' badging, a pair of fog lights which were added below the head lights, creating a striking 4 light array, and the fitting of chrome Rostyle Wheels with black painted inserts.

The P5B existed as both the 4-door coupe and saloon body style until end of production. Production ended in 1973, by when 9099 coupés and 11,501 saloons had been built. This car is a Saloon. Queen Elizabeth II owns (or used to own) an Arden Green Rover P5B Saloon.

This car comes with OVER NZD12K worth of service / maintenance records - available since 1997.

It won Second Place in the Auckland Pride of Ownership Event 1999 and First Place in the Auckland / Waikato Annual Challenge - Pride of Ownership Event 2000.

Original Operation Manual & Haynes Manual also available with car. Also has original car jack, tools etc.

Car enjoys a matched set of Tires and a totally refurbished Interior in high quality leather. All instruments work.

Body is STRAIGHT and paint is GOOD.

GOOD Motor and Mechanics. VERY GOOD overall car and beautiful to drive.

PRICE FIRM. Car will be sold with a 12 month registration and 6 month WOF. Would ideally suit a buyer with a genuine appreciation for these cars.


At Waimak Classic Cars, we have been privately collecting classic cars and memorabilia for the last 8 years.

Our contacts extend throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and in various parts of the world. If you have anything to sell or if you are looking for that something special, we're always happy to talk cars!

Contact Jesmond on +64 (0) 3 3106485 / +64 (0) 274990020 or info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz.

Serious inquiries only please and NO TEXTS.


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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)


Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.