[ROVERNET - UK] Rover P5
Rover1964 at cox-internet.com
Tue Jul 6 16:29:51 BST 2004
Hi Eric , here are some details .
Rover P5 Saloon was introduced to the press on September the 22nd 1958
MK I 3litre 1958 - 1961 total built 15251 cars
of wich where 4536 automatic with BW DG box for the home maket and 1984 for export.
8731 had 4 speed manual gearbox 6 of them had overdrive .
6306 delivered to the home marked
2428 for export
1959 also was a single prototype MK I Station Wagon.
MK IA 3litre 1961 to 1962 total production 5663
3156 automatic with BW/DG box
2245 for home market
911 for export
2507 Manual available also with Laycock Overdrive
1612 for home market
895 for export
MK IA 2.6 litre 1961 -1962
short stroke 6 CYL mostly built for the french market , in manual form only total production 25
MK IA 2.4 litre 1961 -1962 6cyl. short stroke built only for Austrian market for Road Tax reasons , all models had manual 4speed with overdrive. Total number of cars made 25.
Rover 3 litre MK II SALOON 1962 -1965 indroduced October 1962 at Earls Court Motor Show total production 15277
8863 automatic with BW/DG box
7099 for home market
1764 for export
6414 Manual available also with Laycock Overdrive
Rover 2.6 litre MK II 1963 -1965 SALOON 6 cyl. short stroke with manual 4speed all cars had overdrive for export only total production 106 cars
The Rover P5 MK II COUPE 1962 -1966 3litre
total production 5419 cars in total
3147 automatic with BW/DG
2770 for home market
377 for export
2272 with 4 speed manual most of them with overdrive
1956 for the home market
316 for export
The MK III 3litre SALOONS and COUPES 1966 - 1967 introduced late September 1965 .SALOONS total production 3919 cars
2849 automatics with BW 35
2388 for home market
461 for export
1070 cars with manual most cars where with the option of overdrive.
823 for home market
247 for export
MK III COUPE total production was 2501
1961 where automatic with BW/35
1637 for the home market
324 for export
657 with 4 speed most of the with overdrive
557 for the home market
100 for export
The 3.5 Rover P5B 1967 - 1973 SALOONS and COUPES introduced 18 of October 1967 at Earls Court Motor Show.Only the 1968 Models are known as 3.5 litre afterwards they where called 3 1/2 litre until the end of production 1973 .All cars came as automatics only with the BW type 35
The SALOON total production was 11501 cars
10341 cars where for the Home Market (including the Royale Household and The Prime Minister and British Military )
1160 went for export ( incl. the Austrian Goverment) not to the USA .
The 1967 -1973 Coupe total production 9018 cars all automatic BW type 35
8195 cars for the home market
823 for export
I hope this is some help .
Fritz M. Rechberger
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