Lot 344: 1975 Rover 2200TC Saloon
An engineering tour de force, the all-new Rover 2000 debuted in 1963, garnering much acclaim and the Car of the Year award. ‘One has the impression that the car was planned by engineers who are enthusiastic drivers and by stylists who put function before decoration, and the result is something of an object lesson to other manufacturers,’ enthused Motor magazine. Introduced in 1966, the twin-carburettor 2000TC boasted a maximum power output of 110bhp (up from 89) and then in 1973 came the ultimate four-cylinder P6 - the 2200. As before, single-carburettor ‘SC’ and twin-carburettor ‘TC’ versions were offered, producing 98 and 115bhp respectively, both models enjoying the benefit of the 3500’s larger, 68-litre fuel tank. The TC’s top speed of around 109mph remained unaltered, the principle advantage of the bigger engine being improved flexibility and acceleration.
This manual-transmission Rover 2200TC had enjoyed only two owners prior to its purchase by the vendor at Bonhams’ Harrogate Sale in November 2007 (Lot 649), at which time a believed-genuine total of only 25,964 miles was displayed on the odometer. The car benefits from bodywork renovation carried out circa 11 years ago, and was recently fitted with a set of new tyres. Presented in generally very good condition, it is offered with Vehicle Report Summary, MoT to 16th October 2008 and Swansea V5 registration document. No reserve.
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Bonhams, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£2645|
|Registration number||JWW 584N|
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