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Old 2nd June 2018, 04:56 PM
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Hi Bryce, I had spotted this car on Facebook, and was going to feature it in this thread. Well, you have done it for me, and I certainly appreciate your help. When I first spotted the details of this car, I was almost smitten by its appearance and little story of "re-import" from France etc. I did ask the guy why the import back to Britain, and it's now up for auction on ebay - apparently, shortage of funds is the main criteria.

I hadn't had the benefit of your more comprehensive pictorial coverage, but I find the interior to be untidy and well below what I would look for in a car. Have a closer look at the carpet (such as can be seen), the untidy appearance of the parcel shelf - in short, not the best. Paintwork is fair to good, but notice the left mirror without the mirror in it. It could be a lot better. Regards Styria
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Whatever it is, very difficult to improve on the looks of this particular V8 Coupe - timeless styling, very similar in scope to a '60s Mercedes Coupe.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1

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Here is another UK car that has taken my eye. I must admit to never having seen this colour before (I am talking about the RED) and it is remarkable just how so many duo tone combinations suit the Coupe body, whether that be the V8 model or the earlier 6 cylinder P5 units.

Another feature, certainly different but barely visible is the grille pattern, having KIA type mesh instead of the standard vertical aluminium bars. Worth an experiment ? Possibly. Regards Styria

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Here is another UK car that has taken my eye. I must admit to never having seen this colour before (I am talking about the RED) and it is remarkable just how so many duo tone combinations suit the Coupe body, whether that be the V8 model or the earlier 6 cylinder P5 units.

Another feature, certainly different but barely visible is the grille pattern, having KIA type mesh instead of the standard vertical aluminium bars. Worth an experiment ? Possibly. Regards Styria

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1
the grille certainly makes it look more aggressive. Not sure I like it though, but I have seen another car with this mod... I think in some photos from WA? It works better with the v8 with its restyled front end, rostyles, coachlines and I think would look a bit odd on a 3 liter.

I doubt this is a factory colour, but its very striking.



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Nice car on a facebook group spotted in queensland:
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Another magnificent P5B spotted on Facebook. This one has the very rare rear headrests, but I also note the different colour piping on part of upholstery that can be seen. Pity there are no pictures of the interior. Regards Styria

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Another magnificent P5B spotted on Facebook. This one has the very rare rear headrests, but I also note the different colour piping on part of upholstery that can be seen. Pity there are no pictures of the interior. Regards Styria

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I'm a big fan of the exterior look, the midnight blue colour looks great on the P5B. Not such a fan of the piping in the interior though.





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Again Bryce, look at the front and rear guard clearances of this V8 model. It is one of the less desirable features of the V8 model - "Dancing" of the suspension on uneven or broken bitumen. Mind you though, the looks of the car are hard to ignore. BTW, I have come across this video of the 1963 Le Mans 24 hours - obviously nothing to do with P5s or P5Bs, but it is 1963, the year in which the first Coupes came off the production line, including my original 4 speed with overdrive I acquired in about 1971. This 24 hour event also featured the turbine Rover driven by Graham Hill.

In my opinion, the whole video is priceless as it depicts "every day scenes" featuring spectators and crews. Regards Styria

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Again Bryce, look at the front and rear guard clearances of this V8 model. It is one of the less desirable features of the V8 model - "Dancing" of the suspension on uneven or broken bitumen. Mind you though, the looks of the car are hard to ignore. BTW, I have come across this video of the 1963 Le Mans 24 hours - obviously nothing to do with P5s or P5Bs, but it is 1963, the year in which the first Coupes came off the production line, including my original 4 speed with overdrive I acquired in about 1971. This 24 hour event also featured the turbine Rover driven by Graham Hill.

In my opinion, the whole video is priceless as it depicts "every day scenes" featuring spectators and crews. Regards Styria

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rove...5481898628062/
Nice video. Well worth watching.
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This P5 is for sale in WA. It is in white which personally I find a poor colour for the P5, but it is in nice condition.

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My old rover is slowly giving up parts needed for Styria’s restorations




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