[ROVERNET - UK] Rover TC Series 2 question/
RoverP6 at gmx.de
RoverP6 at gmx.de
Fri Dec 8 07:19:05 GMT 2006
Thanks for this info, Steve !
On my database just 11 examples are listed (don´t know if they all still exist)
Von: "S Manwell" <s_manwell at alum.swarthmore.edu>
An: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Gesendet: Freitag, 8. Dezember 2006 01:33
Betreff: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rover TC Series 2 question/
> Ben and Rudiger,
> My father (Hank, also on this list) has two of these Federal Series II
> 2000TC's in Syracuse, NY, so we have researched them a bit. I believe I
> have read somewhere that production was cut short and that some of the
> 222 produced were sold in Europe, i.e. never shipped to the States or
> shipped back again. Most likely, Ben, your car is one of those sold in
> Europe, though Rudiger's idea of a member of the US or Canadian military
> buying it in Europe with the intent to shipping to North America is
> possible too.
> It's surprising that so many of the 222 still survive. I think we must
> have come across a couple dozen of them in North America.
> The Federal aspects of the car include the tandem circuit brakes, side
> reflectors and turn signal repeaters, turn signals under the front
> bumper, ambla seats with unusual basket weave pattern on the pleats,
> icelert (late-type plastic one mounted on the front splash panel below
> the bumper), emission control parts like carbon canister and various
> extra carburetor do-dads, brackets front and rear for US/Canadian style
> license plates, VIN number tag rivetted to the trim cap on the driver's
> door, "wood" rim steering wheel, wood gear lever knob, rear seat
> belts... am I forgetting anything else?
> --Steve Manwell
> RoverP6 at gmx.de wrote:
> >Hello Ben,
> >please see page 131 of James Taylors P6 book (photo)
> >Not 238 but 222 examples of 435-series were manufactured, see Taylor book page 180 "total built".
> >Rover left the US market in 1971, perhaps this is the reason for such a low total of 435-serie.
> >43500109A originally came from Germany? First owner -> US Army ?
> >-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >Von: "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at netscape.ca>
> >An: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> >Gesendet: Donnerstag, 7. Dezember 2006 22:27
> >Betreff: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rover TC Series 2 question/
> >>Hi Folks
> >> I have a question regarding the series two TC's of 1971 vintage.
> >>Looking at James Taylors Book "The Classic Rovers" It lists the TC with a
> >>serial number starting 43500 as a Federal TC. Export LHD. a total of only
> >>238 were produced??? I'm in the process of buying 43500109A, which
> >>originally came from Germany, anyone have info on why would it be considered
> >>a federal TC and why so low production figures, perhaps Rudiger will have an
> >> Regards Ben.
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