Lot 105 - 1972 Rover P6 2000 TC

Lot 105 - 1972 Rover P6 2000 TC

Lot 105 - 1972 Rover P6 2000 TC

Lot Number 105
Registration LYB 505K
Chassis Number 44614440B
Engine Number 44605004
Odometer reading 53,187 miles
Result Sold - £2,830

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 full 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 2000 TC.

This delightful Rover 2000 was supplied originally in July 1972. Finished in Brown with grey trim and is described as being 'as good as she looks' to drive. A desirable manual, Twin Carb example showing 53,187 which is privately owned and entered. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until May 2023 and is offered without reserve.

Guide price £6,000 - £9,000

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