[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Nomenclature Question
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Tue Aug 22 11:01:49 BST 2006
72ish; the 2200 followed it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Egginton" <drew at pitstop.net.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Nomenclature Question
> 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.
> > ;-)
> > Glen
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