[ROVERNET - UK] Re:New West Coast US Rover Spotted

peter king peter at king-co.com
Thu Feb 14 14:25:28 GMT 2008

Hi Adrian,

There's a 3500s for sale on Ebay in San Francisco.

Good chance to start that collection!

look up item number:   250214058521  or follow this link:


All the best,

Peter King

> Hello there
> I am making contact, as a new West Coast US Rover owner/operator.  
> My garage currently features a 1966 Mustang 289 V8, and as of  
> December 2007, a Rover 2000TC.
> Back in the '90's my garage used to feature a 1974 Rover 2200TC,  
> but that was in Southampton England. I come to the US 4 years ago  
> and recently I began getting a bit bored with my Ford and I thought  
> it would be really nice to have a Rover again. As I read in an old  
> article, a Rover engineer jokingly referred to Detroit cars as  
> "wobbly jellies" (no offence). Not actually thinking it was even a  
> remote possibility, I did some exploratory internet googling which  
> made it clear that some examples were present on the continent. So  
> that was it!  And I found a fantastic example in Vancouver, BC  
> which would be a top example even over in the rusty UK.
> After the mandatory starter motor "difficulty" last week, I only  
> have one real issue that I could do with advice on. The car only  
> does about 75% of the specified mph per rpm in each gear. I am  
> assuming it has a non standard final drive. I am looking to swap it  
> out, but am curious if this might have been a wierd option (for  
> hilly terrain perhaps). It is a bit confusing as at 3000rpm I am  
> only doing forty something mph, and not the 58.5mph that is  
> specified. Who would want that?????
> Anyone want to purchase a 1966 289 Mustang wobbly jelly in perfect  
> condition. Will trade for V8 Rover - I am thinking of starting a  
> collection......
> Adrian McDonald
> Redondo Beach, CA

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