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Rover - Triumph division

The birth of a new 6 cylinder engine, a merge between Rover and Triumph.  
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The first Rover 6 cylinder models were finally launched in October 1977  after many delays. The 2300 were not available until spring the next  year. From may 1978 you could see a 2300 on the British roads. These  first 6 cylinder cars had the "S" suffix registrations. They had the same  body shells, rear axles and transmissions as the earlier 3500 cars but  differ from running gear and had different specifications and badges.  The main difference was the new design 6-cylinder in-line engine.  Designed by Triumph engineers and built in Coventry. The power units  were relatively simple units, using cam belts and operating two valves  per cylinder via the 'Dolomite sprint-type" valve gear. The difference between the 2300  and 2600 was that the 2600 had a longer stroke engine (84 mm instead of 76mm for the  2300). The 2300 also differ from the 2600 basically in mechanical trim. It lacked of self-  leveling rear suspension (BOGE Nivomat), having variable rate coil springs and normal  telescopic damper, and was also fitted with a 4 speed manual gearbox.  The 2300 had a smaller instrument pod with fewer dials, lacking a tachometer, oil  pressure gauge and bulb failure warning lamps. The boot was rubber trimmed and the  seats had slightly simpler material. The 2300 also lacked of electrical windows, which  could be ordered on the 2600. The six cylinder cars were not equipped with central door  locking.  A number of optional extras could be ordered for the models that includes automatic  transmission, power assisted steering, metallic paint, rear seat belts and the Denovo  wheels and tires. Both the 2300 and 2600 where reasonable fast cars, the 2600 has a top  speed of 120 mph that was almost as fast as the 3500. 

Rover 2300, series 1

2300
The Rover 2300.

Rover - Triumph division

The birth of a new 6 cylinder engine, a merge between Rover and Triumph.  
Read more
The first Rover 6 cylinder models were finally launched in October  1977 after many delays. The 2300 were not available until spring  the next year. From may 1978 you could see a 2300 on the British  roads. These first 6 cylinder cars had the "S" suffix registrations.  They had the same body shells, rear axles and transmissions as  the earlier 3500 cars but differ from running gear and had  different specifications and badges. The main difference was the new design 6-cylinder in-line engine.  Designed by Triumph engineers and built in Coventry. The power  units were relatively simple units, using cam belts and operating two valves per  cylinder via the 'Dolomite sprint-type" valve gear. The difference between the 2300  and 2600 was that the 2600 had a longer stroke engine (84 mm instead of 76mm for the 2300). The 2300 also differ from the 2600 basically in mechanical trim. It  lacked of self-leveling rear suspension (BOGE Nivomat), having variable rate coil  springs and normal telescopic damper, and was also fitted with a 4 speed manual  gearbox. The 2300 had a smaller instrument pod with fewer dials, lacking a tachometer, oil  pressure gauge and bulb failure warning lamps. The boot was rubber trimmed and  the seats had slightly simpler material. The 2300 also lacked of electrical windows,  which could be ordered on the 2600. The six cylinder cars were not equipped with  central door locking. A number of optional extras could be ordered for the models that includes  automatic transmission, power assisted steering, metallic paint, rear seat belts and the Denovo wheels and tires. Both the 2300 and 2600 where reasonable fast cars,  the 2600 has a top speed of 120 mph that was almost as fast as the 3500.

Rover 2300, series 1

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