Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Goodwood Revival #2 - Rover 2000TC

Welcome to the 365th edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres' when I started this blog one year ago I thought I might struggle to make it last a week, I can't quite believe that my enthusiasm now is stronger than it was then, this is in no small part due to every one of the 44,000 plus hits that I have had from over 20,000 views.

I'd like to thank every one who has popped by, all those who have left comments and especially all those who have generously given, tickets, invitations, time and effort donating photographs details on the vehicles and stories for me to publish. Over the next couple of weeks I will be powering up a dedicated GALPOT website for these blogs, all of the existing blogs will be kept on line, you will receive timely updates as the new website progresses.

Today's car the Rover 2000TC is a personal favourite, identical to a little Corgi model I had that featured jewel head lights, a sky roof and golden jacks so that I could swap the wheels. I must have driven that toy Rover 2000TC several hundred thousand miles on my hands and knees and changed the wheels several thousand times too.

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Launched in 1963 the Rover 2000 was originally supplied with 104 hp single carburettor 4 cylinder motor, by 1966 Rover launched an export the model with a more powerful 124 hp Twin Carburettor (TC) motor.

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Initially the 2000TC was only made available to export markets, officially because the twin carb manifolds were in short supply and because of a 70 mph speed limit introduced in the UK in 1965.

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Six months after the 2000 TC was launched supply of twin carburettor inlet manifolds improved and the 2000 TC was made available in Britain.

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Unlike rivals like the Citroen DS and Triumph 2000 the heavily sculpted rear seats of the P6 meant only two passengers could be carried in the back.

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The de Dion rear suspension used in the construction of the P6 limited the amount of space in the boot and many P6's used to carry a spare tyre wrapped in a purpose made vinyl bag, on top of the boot lid.

Additional P6 blogs can be found on the following links, P6 Cabriolet, P6 2200SC, P6 Estoura.

Thanks for joining me on this 1st anniversary edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres', I hope you will join me again for the 366th edition tomorrow. Don't forget to come back now !


  1. Happy Anniversary, Ralph! You've kept me entertained and in awe.

  2. Thanks Cheryl it's been an absolute pleasure :-)

  3. Happy Anniversary! I thought we were within a week of one another; 1 week apart to be exact! Your dedication, exactness to detail, superb photos and passion for your myriad subjects are the reason you and your blog are so vastly successful! I see only more greatness in your and GALPOT's future! Shall I make one of my signature celebratory cakes?! Wish we could share it together.

    Cheers to the next year as we keep doing what we were both meant to do! GALPOT is definitely one of my immense Simple Joys!


  4. Thanks for your invaluable behind the scenes contribution Chief 187, I always look forward to cake :-)

    Here is to the next 12 months of Simple Joys, onward and upward to infinity and beyond ;-)