P5B 3.5 litre Saloon and Coupe 1967 to 1973
Rover P5B 3.5 litre Saloon and Coupe 1967 to 1973
Rover's P5 with the Buick based V8, in two body styles. Produced from 1967 to 1973.
Originally fitted with a 670-15 crossply tyre, with the option of a 185HR15. If a radial tyre replacement for a crossply is required, then a 185HR15 would be the best replacement size.
Stately and traditional, the first Rover P5 saloon was the 3-Litre of 1958 with a six-cylinder engine and drum brakes all round. Changes were slight for the next decade or so: the MkIA of 1961 brought quarterlights and stainless steel wheel trims then a year later a redesigned cylinder head was introduced along with lower suspension, and a P5 Coupé was introduced alongside the saloon.
In 1963 the Rover P5 MkIIB saloon got a revised rack to make the steering less heavy; within a year power steering and two-speed wipers had become standard on the P5 MkIIC. The final 3-Litre iteration was the MkIII of 1965 with redesigned seats and separate heating for the front and rear occupants.
Now by far the most collectible P5 is the 3.5-litre V8 that went on sale in 1967. Known as the P5B (for its Buick-designed V8 engine), the 3.5-litre model came in saloon and Coupé forms with an automatic transmission only. The last P5Bs were made in May 1975.