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1973 Rover 3.5 Litre Saloon [P5B]

1973 Rover 3.5 Litre [P5B] in The Jeremy Thorpe Scandal, Documentary, 2018 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1973 Rover 3.5 Litre Saloon [P5B]

Position 00:45:25 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2018-06-05 22:29

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Harold from Huddersfield at some unspecified moment in mid-70s - might be leaving 10 Downing Street after April 76 resignation as PM. No trace of 857 JGY, but 508 JGT has interesting dates -
Registration 508 JGT
Make ROVER
Model 3.5
Description LITRE AUTO
✗ Untaxed Tax due: 28 June 1987
MOT No results returned
Date of first registration: November 1975
Year of manufacture: 1975
Cylinder capacity (cc): 3528 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Not taxed
Vehicle colour: BLACK

Both unexpected cherished plates instead of normal 1970s suffix numbers. As P5B production ended May 73, did they stash some of these away for PM use and dribble them out later??

dsl SX

2019-02-25 01:27

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dsl wrote Both unexpected cherished plates instead of normal 1970s suffix numbers. As P5B production ended May 73, did they stash some of these away for PM use and dribble them out later??


Have now found out that they did exactly that. At least 6 were stored away, including JUU 570 - see here (in comments). And that (the first??) JUU 570 was a late 1967 car (probably chassis 850-00151A so very early example). Many Prime Ministerial P5Bs were modified by Hoopers with beige cloth interiors instead of leather, various electrical upgrades for radio telephones and other security communications, extra reading lights, and during Harold's time with special pipe-smoker ash-trays.

-- Last edit: 2019-03-12 00:17:00

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