I am totally new to the world of the P5's, apart from a couple of vague memories from when I was small. I remember climbing up into the back of my Grandad's P5 and the cold leather touching my legs where I had shorts on, I can still smell the leather as the door opened. As I walked past the front of the car I remember thinking the grill was a tall as a tree, and so shiny! I felt amazing being driven in the back of it, how proud I was to be seen getting out of such an elegant car, I was 5 years old at the time. I am now 39 and what an impact that car had.
My neighbour turned up in a P5B yesterday and it got me thinking about my Grandad's car.... I asked my mum and she gave me the reg No, I checked if it was taxed, tax overdue - 1/4/1998. I HPI checked the car, it's not scrapped..... I would love to find it and at a minimum take a photo of it, but ultimately buy it back if possible.
My Grandad owned the Blue P5 with registration No 84HCY for 20 years. He bought it in 1965 and sold it around 1985 (for £2200). He lived in Enfield, North London. I have one picture of the car (and Grandad - he passed in 1993) please see below.
I have started the quest to find the car here....Does anyone know where the car is or where to start looking? Does anyone how to look for a car like this as the DVLA will not pass any log book information of the owner?
Thank you in advance for any information you could give me.
Post by Phil Nottingham on Aug 6, 2019 6:24:03 GMT
I hope you do find it and this and Facebook are really the only options open now. Just because its on the DVLA and HPI records does not mean it has not been scrapped though. Especially from that period.
It may be on the P5OC or Rover Sports Register but they cannot release names/addresses without permission
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers
I am totally ready for my search to be ended quickly, by finding the car was scrapped in 1997 but never registered with DVLA. As sad as that would be, I have to try.
My 1st step is to just find out if its still alive. If I can find that out, then I can try and locate it (somehow?!). I see you have a meet at the beginning of September so am going to bring my one photo there and show it to as many people as possible. Hoping for a little bit of light.
Thanks again for those links, I will follow them up now and see what I can find.
Received a reply from the DVLA...... They wont share the information with me, so am no closer to finding my granddads P5. I will keep hunting but any leads or advice on my next ove would be totally welcome.
As I said previously. On the other hand would you like your information passed on to a stranger years after you have moved on? How about someone showing up at your door with information about you or your property? I think the nearest we have is like if Government was asked a question about you, Government might pass the request on to you for you to respond to if you wanted to. The same applies to this club who will only publish information about a member that the member has agreed to.
As I said previously. On the other hand would you like your information passed on to a stranger years after you have moved on? How about someone showing up at your door with information about you or your property? I think the nearest we have is like if Government was asked a question about you, Government might pass the request on to you for you to respond to if you wanted to. The same applies to this club who will only publish information about a member that the member has agreed to. Members should also consider publishing names etc of previous owners in their window information.