A 200 BRM UNCLE FROM LODE LANE - SOLIHULL - UK

Discussion in 'Rover Discussion' started by Helder Sousa, May 13, 2018.

  1. Helder Sousa

    Helder Sousa Member

    Hi people, i have found this car in here in Portugal, and i'm trying to track down the owner to do some business.
    I think is in good condition, about 90% rust free, has 45.000 miles on the clock, the last MOT (IPO here) was in 2014 without warnings.
    Because this is a ROVER family car, for me is salvage and it deserves a place in my small colection!!:pepsi:
    What do you people think?Sorry about the bad quality photos, my phone was with dust on the camera display...
    Problems as as see the car first time:
    PAINT - i think is original but faded all around with a very few small dents - no rust on open eye.
    TYRES - RUBISH
    INTERIOR - complete with every dial and knob, seats very good, roof liner like new, steering wheel very good, carpet a bit tired and dirty, boot just dirty bur every thong is there.
    ENGINE - not seen yet...
     
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  5. garythesnail

    garythesnail Drives a real bubble.

    If you have the space and the enthusiasm for getting it to a good working condition (and the money!) - go for it.

    A P6 Rover 2000 should be a usable classic for daily driving duties.

    :morepics::grin:

    EDIT - beat me to the photos - well done!
     
  6. Helder Sousa

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  8. Helder Sousa

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    Space ok, money not too bad, time: nearly impossible!!
    Gary is it someone specialist in this cars there?
     
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  9. Helder Sousa

    Helder Sousa Member

    Because is Green should look good with the BRM next to it...!!
     
  10. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    This is why I always double-check I've locked my car before leaving it :laugh:
     
  11. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Hard to make out the badges,but they would tell you on the side front wing and rear,looks like TC 2000
     
  12. peasantslife

    peasantslife Active Member

    No doubt Yves will also chime in on P6 Rovers, we have both owned a few in our time. In the UK they rot rather wonderfully, but as every skin panel (including the roof) is bolt on they are very easy to make look good with a fresh set of skin panels. Looks like a Series 2 2000TC manual. But then I'm puzzed by the dash which looks more V8, likewise the wheel trims are wrong for a 4 cyl car...Whichever, they are actually quite reasonable cars. The 2000SC perhaps underpowered especially with auto - which clearly this isnt, but TC's are ok and a 2200TC isnt hugely slower than the auto V8's. Just lacking the refinement of the easy lugging V8. But regardless, they are good handling comfortable and refined. You can just ignore sleeping policemen, in fact why are all current cars so poorly riding? This car - all P6's - have benchmark quality ride/handling compromise. This one has the desirable Boot Mounted Spare wheel, that looks like a 4cyl width, and the 'fau wood rim' steering wheel option (manufactured by Clifford). Looks like it has 'teardrop' head rests. (Teardrops look the same as in P5b - except P6 are vinyl, P5 leather, and the P5 also has a rear seat reading lamp in the trailing edge). I think I see a Lucas 608 'safetybanded' rear view mirror. Take the safety band off, swap the dip-stalk for a cream plastic bauble and it becomes the one people want for Aston DB, Jags and Mk1 Mini Coopers. The floor mats - are each individual items so just lift up to view the condition of the floors, If all sound there against the sills then its a recommended buy from me! Yes, I know P6 restorers in the UK.
     
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  13. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

    Great knowledge :bow:
     
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  14. peasantslife

    peasantslife Active Member

    Just seen the front end shot in the other thread. As Helda has already worked out the front valance with the central bulge is a V8 part, to accommodate the rad, so the fact that this car has the 4 cyl valance rather confirms it to be a 2000, which actually was the most numerous derivative. A really nice piece of P6 design being that every switch has a different shaped knob, so you know by feel alone which switch you have in hand, - wipers or master lights for example! And I just checked my facts, S2 TC's did in fact take the V8 style dash!
     
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  15. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Good to know,so looking like we have a S2 2000 TC
     
  16. Helder Sousa

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    Who needs wikipedia..??!
    Many thanks bro..!!:drunk:
     
  17. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    It's all lies on that thing :laugh:
     
  18. Helder Sousa

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