[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Nomenclature Question
drew at pitstop.net.au
Tue Aug 22 10:47:25 BST 2006
I called it the P6 2000 to distinguish it from the SD1 2000 (should have
used inverted commas!), but what I meant was when was the last 2 litre
P6 built. I thought calling it a P6 2000 would be generic enough as it
is important to the answer...
Glen Wilson wrote:
> Drew Egginton wrote:
>> From an interesting gem I learned the other day... When did the P6
>> Rover 2000 cease production? (Think carefully!)
> I'd say the last time a model called simply the "Rover 2000" was sold
> was in the 1966 season when the TC was already being marketed but
> before they started calling the single-carb car the SC.
> Taylor's book states that at the October 1966 Earl's Court Show, Rover
> displayed two 2000TC's, a 2000, and a 2000 Automatic. Price lists for
> 1966 showed the same three models. Beginning with the 1967 price list,
> a 2000SC model is listed.
> So, I would say that the last time a model called simply the "Rover
> 2000" was sold was in the 1966 season.
> Technicalities: Rover never marketed a car called the "P6 Rover 2000"
> because P6 was an internal designation.
> However, if you ask me, "P6 Rover 2000" is a sufficiently generic term
> to cover the 2000, 2000 Auto, 2000TC and 2000SC. They were all P6
> models with 2-litre engines (unless you're getting really tricky about
> the 1978cc engine size).
> But I'll stick with stating that the last time a model called simply
> the "Rover 2000" was sold was in the 1966 season when the TC was
> already being marketed and before people started calling the
> single-carb car the SC.
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