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Old 15th January 2010, 02:53   #1
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Default Greetings from England. Rover P5B

Hello everyone. It is a pleasure to post a message on this forum. My name is Glenn Reeve, I am the editor of a magazine called "Take Five" which covers the Rover P5 marque from 1958-1973. It is a bi-monthly publication issued only to club members. I am very interested in the classic car scene in India, particularly those who own Rover's and especially the P5(B). I was very excited to see "Amol's" P5 posted by President. What a lovely looking car. I am looking for more information on it, so if anyone can help then please let me know. I own a 1969 Rover P5B Coupe which I hope you can see it on this post. My best wishes to you all.
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Old 15th January 2010, 13:56   #2
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Hey EditorTakeFive,

Welcome aboard! Lovely car.

Your occupation says "Driving Instructor" -- do tell us more.

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Yes for my sins I teach people to drive. I have been an A.D.I (Approved Driving Instructor) for seventeen years. I am currently using a Peugeot 207 1.6 H.D.I which is an excellent tuition car. I also do wedding car hire in the county of "Bedfordshire" I use the P5B and I also have a Jaguar "S" Type V8 4.2 S.E. If you go to www.reverecars.co.uk you can see photo's of the cars and my ugly mug too, standing next to a beautiful bride who I actually taught to drive!
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Hi Glenn, welcome to the forum. That's a beautifully maintained car you've got there. Are those AA badges on the grille? They look very similar to the ones I've seen on classics here.
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Thank you ajitkommini. Yes they are. There is the old type AA badge used in the 50's and 60's then there is the 70's AA and AA relay badge. The relay badge was showing you had breakdown cover. The car is currently having a new Stage 3, 3.5 litre V8 engine fitted with a MC1 camshaft. I have a geen badge on the badge bar that says "Ministry of Transport Driving Instructor" It is no longer called that. It is now the "Department of Transport"
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Can anyone point me in the direction of any other Rover P5 owners?
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There are approx 3 p5's I think in India. all of them the pre buick engine. One had a Madras reg no, was sitting in a dealer in Bangalore 10 years back. One in Calcutta, and I think one in Delhi
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Old 27th January 2010, 12:53   #8
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It is no longer called that. It is now the "Department of Transport"
And yet the dreaded "MOT" is still called that.
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hi EditorTakeFive

What a beautiful car!
Extremely well maintained I must say.
Ive seen one of these cars in Madras - possibly around 15-16 years ago but I dont know who it belonged to at the time or where it is now. It was the same colour as yours - a deep burgundy.
Lovely old AA Badges on the grille too!
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Hi EditorTakeFive,
welcome to team-bhp!

You have one good looking car. Nothing excites me as much as the English Roadsters!! This is one of the very few big cars of classic era which I liked!! And nice set of wheels two!! Are they after market fitment??

PS: In fact I find your Rover beautiful than your Jaguar (personal opinion)
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Welcome to Team BHP....

Beautiful ride..
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Many thanks to you all. The rostyles are original. Here is a question for you petrol heads, Why are they called Rostyles?
I am looking to have the wheels. The only problems is the inner section of the wheel must be split from the outer otherwise the chrome will not adhere to the angled surface of the wheel. After chroming they have to be put back and re-rivetted.
The Rover P5 has hub caps. The Rover P5B changed to rostyles in 1967. I agree the Rover does look more eye catching. As the editor of the Take Magazine I shall be running an article on Rover's in India. I would love to get into contact with Amol.
I will post more photo's of my car in the near future
May I also say to everyone, how excellent your English is. I am very impressed.

All the best

Glenn
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Old 8th February 2010, 14:57   #13
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Growing up in the Middle East in the 1980s these wheels were all the rage! mostly on Datsuns, Range Rover Classics and so on. Didn't know they were called Rostyles though. A bit of googling turned this up:

Rostyle wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term Rostyle comes from "Rubery-Owen styled" apparently.

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Many thanks for all the positive posts regarding my P5B Coupe. Having decided to fit a new engine and gearbox we found the car was rotten. These cars rot from the inside out. Our weather does not help, and putting salt on the road is a killer in the winter months.

I hope you can view this You Tube Show of my car. Otherwise I will post some photos.

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