Glen Wilson rovercar at comcast.net
Wed Apr 2 01:10:16 BST 2008


We should be tarred and feathered and hanged together as anoraks!  I 
think you are right and that we covered that several times in the past. 
But at least calling it an "NADA" 3500S clarifies which model you are 
talking about. Calling it a "P6BS" does not and causes confusion with 
the sports prototype that was actually named the P6BS. Referring simply 
to the generic P6B causes problems when you make about specific details 
because they didn't all have the same equipment or specifications. And 
just referring to the "3500S" is just asking for confusion.

I usually call the car shipped to the USA and Canada a "Federal 3500S" 
because that's what Taylor calls it in the production records section of 
his book, and I assume he got that from the Rover records. Some people 
seem to get touchy about the word "Federal" as if it is evidence of some 
sort of nationalistic streak in me. I think the term probably DID come 
from the U.S. federal legislation that affected many features of the 
car, but Canada is a federation, too, isn't it? 



Kinard wrote:
> Hi Netters,
> The term NADA is understandable and common usage, but I do not believe 
> Rover used the term after 1967.  All cars for the North American 
> market from 1968 on are referred to in Rover records and literature as 
> NAS or North American Specification.  The NADA (North American Dollar 
> Area) references go well back into the '50's, but I'm not sure when 
> the term came into being.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> Roveresearchedly,
> Kent K.
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