Rover - Rover P5 3000

The new Rover P5 range appeared in late 1958 as the Rover 3 litre The engine for the P5 was the overhead cam 6 cylinder engine of the P4 which was already stretched to maximum bore size, but now stroked from 92mm to 105mm to give 2995cc. And although visually you could see the resemblance to the P4 as it evolved, it was a much bigger car altogether. As all models, these cars evolved with disc brakes for 1959 to help retard the heavy car. The Rover Mark 2 version for 1962 included quarterlights as well as a Coupe with lowered roofline, but still with 4 doors. The Rover Mk3 version was much the same except it was more powerful and was even better appointed inside. Rover P5 production started in 1958 finished in 1967. For 1967 there was also the P5B model which looked the same except for Rostyle wheels, but under the bonnet was the new 161bhp 3.5 litre all alloy Rover V8 developed from the Buick. 

All Rover P5 models (Rover 3500 Series 1 , 2, and 3) and the V8 engined Rover P5B were fitted with 6.70x15 tyres. The radial alternative is 185R15, and Blockley produces a superb period correct high speed rated 185VR15 tyre at an attarctive price - see full details below:

Blockley Products for Rover Rover P5 3000


Blockley Radial

£155.00 (£186.00 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)