1969 Rover 2000 TC SERIES 18000-10000  - Estimate

The Roy Savage Collection of Classic Cars

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AUCTION: Sunday 4 December 2016, 2.30pm

Thursday 1 December, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 2 December, 10.00am – 7.00pm
(Extended Evening Viewing, 5.00pm – 7.00pm)
Saturday 3 December, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 4 December, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Viewing Location
19 Omahi Street, Waikanae 5036

Auction Location
Southward Car Museum
Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga
Paraparaumu 5036
New Zealand

Reference Number 446574

as of 5/30/2017

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Lot 124

Mossgreen-Webbs  Contact  Location
23 Falcon Street, Parnell  Phone  +6495246804  City  Paraparaumu
Auckland 1052  Fax    State  
New Zealand  Mobile    Country  New Zealand New Zealand
Car 1969 Rover 2000 TC SERIES 1
VIN 41700028B 
Exterior / Interior Color      Grey /      Red 
Registration UU1518 
Mileage 59,000 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

1969 ROVER 2000 TC SERIES 1

Chassis no: 41700028B

Engine no: 41605519C


As Rover forged ahead with its innovative designs at a startling pace, the highly respected manufacturer announced its most radical production design in 1964 with the new 2000, a four cylinder 2 litre engine with single overhead camshaft which changed the makers’ image over-night. Its futuristic looks utilised the "base unit" unitarian body-shell and featured: four-wheel servo assisted disc brakes; all-synchromesh gearbox and a de Dion rear axle.


With Spencer Wilks at the company’s helm, this Avant Garde P6 2000 was supplemented by the special TC version in 1966 which was equipped with twin-carburettors; a tachometer; modified cylinder head and oil cooler. The Series 1 features the strip style speedometer and gauges. The TC was initially built for limited US and other export markets only, the 70mph speed limit introduced in the UK probably having something to do with this. But, fortunately for the more performance-oriented “racy” UK buyers, the company relented in time for the London Motor Show in October 1966 when the 2000 TC became available for the UK market. The 2000 TC prototypes competed in the Rally of Great Britain as part of their test programme.


This very smart example in its original livery of Burnt Grey with red interior leather trim is a New Zealand delivered car bought new on the 24th February, 1969 by Mr. Thomas Robinson of Wairoa. It changed hands in December 1984 to Mr. Robin Thompson with an odometer reading of 13,406miles. Roy Savage purchased the car from Sumerville Cars Ltd on 31st August 1987 with an odometer reading showing 31,250 miles. The current reading is a mere 59,000 miles approx. The car has a 4-speed manual full synchromesh gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes is complete with its tool kit and spare wheel. Having been beautifully maintained, the service records are available.

This vehicle is an extremely important representative of the Rovers on offer from this collection.

This vehicle will be sold licenced with WoF.