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1963 Rover 2000 Pre-production [P6]

1963 Rover 2000 [P6] in Rover: The Long Goodbye, Documentary, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1963 Rover 2000 Pre-production [P6]

Position 00:01:04 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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rpcm PT

2008-11-16 00:18

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1964+

dsl SX

2019-02-24 02:21

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These xxx FLK were pre-production, (London, Feb 63 to Jan 64, "allocated in blocks") many being used for prototype testing pre-launch (as this clip without grille badge) and then going for press or photo use - I've seen a comment that the use of a London series instead of Solihull was a ploy to avoid pre-launch cars being recognised as Rovers. 149 was chassis number 76 and the Autocar road test car in Oct 63).

149 still survives - https://www.flickr.com/photos/16684904@N02/9692454603/ , https://farm1.static.flickr.com/814/27488456828_6d76420128_b.jpg
✓ Taxed Tax due: 01 July 2019
MOT No results returned
Vehicle make: ROVER
Date of first registration: 19 August 1963
Year of manufacture: 1963
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1978 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: GREY

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White 114 FLK was used for photography - launch photos, first brochure etc.

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Red 115 FLK seems to have gone on a long European test (pre-launch as no front badge) driven by a man in a white lab coat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYDD3nzezOY&feature=related , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7IzeYDhh8o&NR=1 - and then became a brochure car.

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