I always remember the Rover P6 as being a big car, but then I was smaller too when it was commonly on the road. Or have modern cars ballooned in size?
I remember a man having one at the bottom of the road, it was dark green and the spare tyre was carried on the top of the boot.
"Lack of luggage space (and hence the need to re-locate the spare tyre) led to innovative options for spare tyre provision including boot lid mountings and optional Denovo run-flat technology."
The Rover P6 series (named 2000, 2200, and 3500 for its engine displacements) is a saloon car model produced from 1963 to 1977 in Solihull, West Midlands, England. It was voted European Car of the Year in 1964, the very first winner of this title.
he 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 transmission. The unibody design featured non-stressed panels bolted to a unit frame, inspired by the Citroën DS.The de Dion set up was unique in that the "tube" was in two parts that could telescope but not rotate, thereby avoiding the need for sliding splines in the drive shafts, with consequent stiction under drive or braking torque, while still keeping the wheels vertical and parallel in relation to the body.
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.
It was replaced by the Rover SD1.
Date of Liability: 01 09 2013
Date of First Registration: 23 11 1967
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Cylinder Capacity (cc): 1978cc
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