Rover P5B 3.5 V8 AUTO SALOON


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Here at Old Colonel cars we are delighted to have a 1972 Rover P5B V8 Saloon.

Finished in Zircon Blue with a very rare Webasto sunroof. Inside is finished in Buckskin leather interior and walnut trim. This car benefits from an amazing history, with 4 documentation folders going back to the 70’s.

A well known car amongst P5 enthusiasts, known as ‘His Lordship’, previously owned by the Major of London in the eighties. There is a large amount of correspondence between the previous owners stretching back 30+ years.

This is a ready to enjoy classic. All major bodywork and mechanical work have been done so its ready to go to its next lucky owner.

Its incredible history file, includes details for a full engine rebuild in 2004 and
many, many parts and works completed from the early 80s.

A summary of recent major work, noted by previous owner include ;

Full gearbox rebuild by Borg Warner specialist Grawall Autos, Essex, to BW37 spec.
Jacking points, battery tray and pillars restored by P5 fanatic Barry Price at Multitech in
New old stock rear door panels fitted, rear arches repaired and painted by Barry Price at
Multitech in Chobham.
Burr walnut replaced and re-varnished by Ged at GDK Veneering.
Full brake system refresh (discs, drums, pads, lines etc.) by D&G Autos.
Upgraded radiator from Guildford Rads.
Full carb rebuild by Tom Airey, SU guru in 2015.
New servo fitted by MWA Autos.
New rear brake cylinders fitted by MWA Autos.
New Master Cylinder fitted by MWA Autos.
New servo fitted by MWA Autos.
Cream period inertia reel seatbelts supplied and fitted front and rear by QuickFit SBS.
Re-trimmed parcel shelf by Gary Creasy.
Fully restored leather and door panels by Peter at Green Leather.
Five new Hankook 185/80/R15 tyres from the Rover P5 club, fitted, balanced and aligned by
Micheldever Tyres.
FACET fuel pump and regulator fitted with new fuel lines.
Work completed by myself and the previous owner includes:
Magnecor leads, optical distributor, plugs, all hoses and breathers contributes to one of the
smoothest running 3.5 V8s.
All coolant hoses replaced, including the heater matrix plus correct 88 degree thermostat.
Kenlowe adjustable electric fan to compliment the belt driven fan ensures the temperature is
always stable.
New A127 alternator from a Lucas supplier, bypassing the original regulator.
New weatherstrips fitted.
Very good chrome bumpers added, plus many chrome items all round.
Regular cleaning and feeding of the leather.
All new carpets have been fitted at some stage.All drive belts, seals and fluids replaced.
Bonnet catches, door locks and numerous interior items adjusted, replaced or upgraded (for
example, a modern flasher relay and washer motor, LED backlit gauges).
Only oil used was Penrite 20w50 with a FRAM filter.
Various suspension components.
Leaf springs lubricated and wrapped in Denso tape.
Buckskin leather rear headrests bought from JR Wadhams and installed.
Correct ET Buckskin leather front headrests sourced and installed
Reanimation of the original radio (AM only, alas).
Plus many, many other items.
The car also has a full PD Gough stainless steel exhaust which compliments the V8 perfectly.
The car drives superbly, and the Webasto roof is wonderful on the open road. The sills and
expensive rust points have been done before my ownership and waxoyled correctly. Very
clean underneath.


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