Today is #Election2015 day in the UK so I’m going to post some Prime Ministerial and Government cars. It’s 7am, the polls have just opened so here is a P5B Rover 3.5 Litre outside No. 10 Downing Street (circa 1977)
The 3½ Litre was a favourite with Government Ministers, and served as Prime Ministerial transport for Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher. The last batch of P5Bs to roll off the Rover line in June 1973 were purchased by the British government and placed in storage, to be released as required. Consequently relatively new-looking P5Bs were a familiar sight in Westminster for a decade after production ended.