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Rover 2000

Launched in 1963 it was a complete departure from the traditional Rover and some traditional Rover drivers were horrified. But this was a really quite an advanced car in its' day and I think it still looks good .Later versions also had a 3.5 litre compact V8 buick engine uner the bonnet ...that must have been a bit nippy! 

Rover 2000

Launched in 1963 it was a complete departure from the traditional Rover and some traditional Rover drivers were horrified. But this was a really quite an advanced car in its' day and I think it still looks good .Later versions also had a 3.5 litre compact V8 buick engine uner the bonnet ...that must have been a bit nippy! 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Nov 2019, 00:35
When I was a lad I recall a few posh farmers cruising about in these cars, Bill.
Bill Phillips: The sort of car the bank manager drove
I had a couple of friends who had these, very nice, and as you say quite advanced for their day.
Bill Phillips: A big change from the previous Rovers
It is rather handsome....
Bill Phillips: It was a fine car in its' day
Celle-là  est rutilante.
Bill Phillips: Yes it was in beautiful condition
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2019, 06:44
I remember there was a Rover 2000 TC version too, as well as the standard model and V8. But I suppose they all rusted away in the end..
Bill Phillips: Well this one didn't and I have seen the odd one on the road. It was a desirable car in its' day
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2019, 07:49
Ah, the days of wing mirror, too. Lots of lovely sharp edges to hook pedestrians out of the way and teach them a lesson to look before crossing the road smile
Bill Phillips: Wing mirrors were useless and the sharp bits were wonderful rust traps grin
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 14 Nov 2019, 07:58
It’s been well cornered ...ldeal for seriously damaging any people it hits.
Bill Phillips: People used to look where they were going in those days
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Nov 2019, 08:37
The craze for designing cars to look like breeze blocks.
Bill Phillips: Better than having Breeze blocks designed to look like cars
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2019, 10:02
From my memory, Rovers always looked good, Bill
Bill Phillips: I always thought so Lisl
I guess most of us of a certain age would have liked one of these. This looks in fine condition.
Bill Phillips: Oh very much so Brian
Love that colour very much.
Bill Phillips: It suits the car well
Polished within an inch of its life!
Bill Phillips: It is a labour of love!
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2019, 21:12
That is an old beauty for sure.
Bill Phillips: This one would be from 1972 but they started making them in the 60s
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Nov 2019, 21:20
looks like it's in good shape

i like the black one next to it : - )
Bill Phillips: It was in beautiful condition. I can't remember what the one next to it is but I imagine it dates back to the 1930s

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