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Old 14th November 2017, 04:16 PM
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Question Re: The Rover P5/P5B

I have long been wondering about a remark by an Old Timer Rover Guy at the Kings School Day. He said that the BW 35 was much more reliable than the BW 65, a later design with the Band Servos built into the Case. This was not my limited experience with rebuilding Rovers .... Was he right ?????
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Old 15th November 2017, 04:06 PM
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Sean, definitely 'NO'. The BW 65 box is definitely stronger than the 35. All P5 (6cyl.) and P5B (V8 1968-1973) suffered from the use of this small box (BW 35 only). The cars were simply too heavy for this lightweight box, and it is a large part of my reason why I will not touch those models. Never mind that they look better and more attractive - R&D certainly was not up to scratch. Regards. Styria
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Old 19th November 2017, 02:12 PM
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This is quite a nice example of a manual 3 litre P5. Saloon, not coupe

https://www.swva.co.uk/lot-56-rover-p5-3-litre-1965/


















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Old 19th November 2017, 09:09 PM
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.....and whatsmore, it is a four speed with a Lay#### de Normanville overdrive. Obviously quite a rare feature on the P5 (1963 to 1967) models. The front seats on this car are in remarkably good condition, with the rear just a bit 'so so'. I tend to think that the English climate would have helped plus, I suspect, it could be a low mileage car. Regards. Styria.
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One for Styria, a 3 part publicity video on the launch of the 'new' 3 litre car in the late 50s and some interesting coverage of how it was made:







The videos are quite an interesting view of how cars were made in the late 50s even if you have little interest in the Rover P5.
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