World Traveler: ’69 Rover 2000TC
These are a rare sight here in the US but every once in a while, a nice one pops up. And this is the second one in 6-weeks. We can’t resist a good, sporting 4-door sedan. What’s so special about this old English sedan? In its day, it was a seriously advanced car bristling with interesting details. It had a sophisticated de Dion Tube rear suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes, the rear mounted inboard. It was marketed as a safe car too winning recognition for safety innovations and having seat belts for all 4 passengers. Ironically, Princess Grace of Monaco was a loyal Rover devotee. We believe she was driving a 3500 model that fateful day. Today’s Rover has an interesting story behind it. The original owner was an international business man. From the current seller’s description, he was stationed in various places in Europe and he took the car wherever he went. The seller states there are stickers on the windows that are sort of like automotive baggage tags. The Rover wound up in Washington, DC where the current owner purchased it. It has been brought back to road worthy condition. The paint is said to be mostly original and the blue leather interior is original and remains supple. We like the way these Rovers look and they are seldom seen on US roads. The power output of the 2000TC engine was around 124 bhp, enough to get up and go. This one would make a great event car or just an exciting alternative to modern transportation. See more pictures and information on the eBay auction by clicking here.