Posts Tagged ‘P6’

Thoroughly Modern Auntie – 1968 Rover P6 2000TC

August 20, 2014

If you’re a fan of obscure cars, you can’t possibly miss out on the British car industry. No other country seems to support such a diverse industry of low-volume car manufacturers, rebuilders, and restorers. And of course there was a tremendous diversity of manufacturers there through most of the last century, from Armstrong Siddeley to Lea Francis to Sunbeam, Rover, and Triumph. Some of their cars were very traditional, like the Morris Marina and Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, and others were very advanced, like the Rover P6. While they can’t take credit for incorporating all the advanced safety features, they did pick and choose from some good sources like Citroen. Check out this 1968 Rover P6 2000TC for sale with bidding at $1225 and just under 4 days left to go in Saint Helens, OR.

1968 Rover P6 2000TC right front


Anti-Neue Klasse – 1968 Rover 2000TC

March 12, 2014

As proof that you can sell any kind of car in the coastal states, even if in limited numbers, there’s a not-insignificant supply of Rovers (primarily P6 sedans) living in northern California. Every so often, one pops up for sale as a reminder that these are significant cars, taking much inspiration from Citroen’s DS, and adding some of their own ingenuity. If seeing these cost-no-object innovative manufacturers (like Lancia, Saab, and Alfa) die out doesn’t make you just a little sad, you should probably remove this page from your bookmarks and shut your browser down. You can find this 1968 Rover P6 2000TC (that’s twin carb, not twin cam) for sale for $3000 in Sacramento, CA.

1968 Rover 2000TC left side


The Other TC – 1968 Rover 2000TC

November 7, 2013

Like the Italians, the British seem to have had limited success with their sedans here, outside of the luxury class. Sedans from Rover, MG and Triumph never sold particularly well, even though they all had their merits. With some hindsight, it’s not all that surprising, perceived quality issues aside – American buyers were generally looking for power, style and space, and were not concerned about fuel economy, while British buyers’ needs were dictated by the relatively depressed post-war economy and high cost of fuel. Either way, that did not keep British manufacturers out of the honeypot that is the North American market. You can find this 1968 Rover P6 2000TC for sale in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, CA for $2950.

1968 Rover 2000TC right rear