Lot 204 - 1970 13052 2000TC

Lot 204 - 1970 13052 2000TC

Lot 204 - 1970 13052 2000TC

Lot Number 204
Registration YYK197H
Chassis Number 41530504F
Engine Number 41532329D
Odometer reading 58,400 miles
Estimate £6,000 - £8,000

The P6 was the sixth and the last of the 'P' designated Rover designs to reach production. The vehicle was marketed first as the Rover 2000 and, with a completely new design, was intended to appeal to a larger number of buyers; the P5 was sold alongside the P6 until 1973. The 2000 was advanced for the time with a De Dion tube suspension at the rear, four-wheel disc brakes (inboard on the rear), and a fully synchromesh gearbox. The unibody design featured non-stressed panels bolted to a unit frame, similar to the Citroën DS. The Rover 2000 won industry awards for safety when it was introduced. The car featured all-round seat belts and a carefully designed 'safety' interior. One innovative feature was the prism of glass on the top of the front side lights. This allowed the driver to see the front corner of the car in low light conditions. The Rover P6 series was voted European Car of the Year in 1964; the very first winner of this title. Rover made an attempt to break into the North American market with the P6 beginning with the Rover 2000TC.

This delightful Rover 2000 was supplied originally by Henlys in London to The Freemantle Hotel in Kensington. Fitted with the rarer and more desirable twincam engine, mated to a manual gearbox, this 2000TC is finished in beige with black trim and is described as being "as good as she looks" to drive. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Rover also comes with a comprehensive history file. The condition of this outstanding car really has to be seen to be appreciated.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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