[ROVERNET - UK] TC2000, 3500s for sale in Texas

iudkuy wcygiohs iudkuy at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 15 21:17:26 GMT 2006


I've been amazed at the amount of talk on Rovernet
about 3500S cars and was surprised that Rover had sold
so many manual transmission cars in the US! So Ray was
not alone in Oz in not knowing the well-known.

Well, that's cleared that up till next time.

Peter B

--- Pjemail at aol.com wrote:

> I have now woken up and am amazed at the trail which
> my (well intentioned)message has caused. Obviously I
> will need to take a refresher course in politeness
> in e-mails.
> I posted my message because I was surprised, given
> the North American origins and general domination of
> the Rovernet, that regular users might be unaware
> that the 3500S designation was used for the V8 cars
> exported to North America at a time when the manual
> transmission version had not been introduced. These
> cars are so regularly mentioned that I just assumed
> that pretty much everyone on the Rovernet knew this
> as it's not one of the most obscure facts about the
> cars. I am well used to the beliefs amongst those of
> my fellow countrymen who don't have the advantage of
> knowing about Rovers in an international context
> that "S" means manual transmission, but with the
> international exchange on the Rovernet I thought
> people learnt very quickly that there had been the
> "oddity",  from the perspective of the rest of the
> world, of the 3500S auto in North America.
> Anyway, apologies to anyone who found my mode of
> expression anything less than courteous. Oh, and by
> the way Glen, I was diappointed not to receive a
> card for my 100th Birthday :).
> Pierre Janusz
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