[ROVERNET - UK] Rover rescued
smanwell at sprintmail.com
Wed Oct 13 05:01:34 BST 2004
According to Taylor's P6 book, this car would the 306th of 2,446 LHD
export 2000TCs made for the 1966 model year. Chris Devlin's -- bought
recently by John Burkhard -- 1966 2000TC in California has Dunlop
brakes. Taylor's book also claims that Girling brakes replaced Dunlops
for the 1967 model year.
Dr. Birdsong's car may have taken a while to sell such that it was
registered as a 1967 car.
Isn't this Rover-minutia fun?
Kent Kinard wrote:
> Dear Netters,
> Richard Elliott and I rescued an interesting vehicle yesterday. I
> have posted information previously (I think) about Dr. Karl Birdsong
> and his 2000TC's. I bought one from him over the summer and was
> planning to go back for at least one more in January. However, Dr.
> Birdsong very suddenly decided to move to assisted living (he is 92)
> and disposed of his driveable car before we could get there. The one
> car we rescued and some of the parts we found have raised some
> questions for me.
> Although I have been collecting pieces for a 2200TC for some time, I
> am relatively unfamiliar with the 2000/2200 cars. The vehicle rescued
> is a very early "blue label" 1967 2000TC VIN# 41800306A and has 62K
> miles on the clock (condition bears this out, decent black leather, no
> rust. The engine block is missing, but we managed to gather parts of
> two engines from the upstairs portion of the good doctor's barn along
> with a couple of transmissions and several radiators, including a very
> new looking TC radiator. Among the pieces were three sets of engine
> mounts...one set of cast steel or iron, one set of
> welded-up/fabricated steel, and one set of alloy. Which mounts would
> have been original to the car? The front calipers on the car say
> "Dunlop" and there is at least one rear end assembly with Dunlop
> brakes in the assortment we gathered. Would this car have been
> equipped with Dunlop brakes?
> Kent K.
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