1972 Rover P5B Coupe

WHO Martin Robins WHAT 1972 Rover P5B Coupé MILES 50,000 PROVE­NANCE His­tory from year dot MODS None HOW MANY LEFT 275 ap­prox

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I ac­quired this one fam­ily owned 1972 Rover P5B Coupé, in Ad­mi­ralty Blue over Sil­ver, in 2009. It had spent all its life to that point – 37 years – in Dundee, never hav­ing left the city. It was only ever driven on a Fri­day and never in the wet! I found it through con­tacts in the Rover P5 Club and paid £4000 for the car. I am the third reg­is­tered owner, though the orig­i­nal owner passed it on to his son in law. It is as near as you can get to how it left the fac­tory. In fact the car is prob­a­bly one of the very few com­pletely orig­i­nal P5s left.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

The mileage show­ing is 50,000 and there is all the sup­port­ing pa­per­work need to prove this is gen­uine. Doc­u­ments are avail­able back to the orig­i­nal Pre-De­liv­ery In­spec­tion (PDI) in 1972. Quite pos­si­bly uniquely, the mechanic who car­ried out that PDI ser­viced it con­sec­u­tively ev­ery year for the next 37 years. Since my ac­qui­si­tion of the car he still ad­vises me on any main­te­nance mat­ters, and has con­tin­ued to su­per­vise any work that has been needed.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

Just to pre­serve the car in its re­mark­able con­di­tion.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

No, there have been no mod­i­fi­ca­tions – this car pro­vides the pure P5B driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

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