[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Nomenclature Question

Drew Egginton drew at pitstop.net.au
Tue Aug 22 02:32:17 BST 2006

Down here in Western Australia many of us refer to the Mark IIs as 
"facelifts" and restrospectively the Series I P6Bs as "pre-facelifts".

Andrew E

Glen Wilson wrote:
> These questions always stir up lots of dust!
> James Taylor uses the terms "New Look" "Series II" and "Mark II" to 
> describe the P6's with the plastic egg-crate grille. He explains that 
> the Rover engineers called the cars "Mark II" P6's, the PR people 
> called them "New Look" P6's, bu that the dealers and the public called 
> them "Series II" P6's even though the factory never used that 
> nomenclature. In the production figure section of the book, the 
> terminology used is for the 222 cars made for the USA market is 
> "2000TC Mk II Federal LHD"  The picture in the book of one of these 
> cars simply refers to it as a 1971 Federal 2000TC in the picture caption.
> I would guess that "2000TC Mk II Federal LHD" would be the official 
> factory designation for what we got in the States.
> Do you guys in countries that got lots of later cars call them "Series 
> II" cars, or what?
> Glen
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