Rover P6 50th Anniversary | October 2013

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 This web page celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the Rover P6 2000 in October 1963, with a focus on Rover Owners Club Members’ cars.

ROC Rover P6 50th Birthday

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DSC_0001 1964 Rover 2000

DSC_0002 Rover 2000 Brochure Cover 1966

DSC_0001 1964 Rover 2000 Brochure Front

DSC_0001 1970 Rover Three Thousand Five Brochure Cover

Above: Brochure covers from early to mid 1960’s Rover 2000 Brochures.
The Rover Three Thousand Five brochure cover is from 1968-1970.
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• The Rover 2000 was officially launched on 14 August 1964 at Grenville Motors Head Office Showrooms, 177 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales.

• Sales commenced in Australia in early 1965.

• The official launch was reported in the Grenville Motors ‘LNC News’. Acknowledgement and thanks are given to Grahame Jones, former Sales Manager at Grenville Motors, for the launch and sales information, together with the provision of a copy of the launch article, which appears below.

• Download | Rover 2000 Launch Article Grenville Motors 14-8-1964 PDF

Rover 2000 Launch Article Grenville Motors 14-8-1964

Grenville Motors Rover Window Sticker

Above: New South Wales Rover & Land Rover Importer & Distributor Grenville Motors rear window sticker from the 1950’s & 1960’s era.
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DSC_0036 Rover 2000 Ad circa 1965  DSC_0039 Rover 2000 Ad Rover Australia 17-6-1968

DSC_0042 Rover Three Thousand Five P6B Ad June 1970

Above: Rover 2000 & Three Thousand Five advertisements from the 1960’s Sydney, New South Wales daily newspapers.

• Download | Rover 2000 Ad circa 1965 PDF

• Download | Rover 2000 Ad Rover Australia 17-6-1968 PDF

• Download | Rover Three Thousand Five P6B Ad June 1970 PDF
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  DSC_0010 1966 Rover 2000SC Bowral 20-3-1976

DSC_0019 1966 Rover 2000SC 1968 2000SC Koorawatha Mittagong 18-9-1976

Above: two views of the Webmaster’s former 1966 Rover 2000SC, at Bowral NSW, 20/3/1976 and Mittagong NSW, 18/9/1976, in company with a 1968 Rover 2000SC Automatic.
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Below: several brochures were issued by The Rover Company to coincide with the launch of the Rover 2000. The example here, Publication No. 646 was issued in 1964; it is a small format, fold-out brochure. You can view the brochure by clicking on to the download link.

DSC_0001 1964 Rover 2000

Download | Rover 2000 Brochure Publication 646 PDF
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Below left: Rover 2000 advertisement from Autosport magazine, 18 October 1963.
Below right: Rover 2000 advertisement celebrating the successful completion of the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally, Autocar magazine, 16 February 1965.

DSC_0047 Rover 2000 110 95 3 Litre Mk2 Saloon & Coupe Ad Autosport 18-10-1963  DSC_0048 1965 Rover 2000 Monte Carlo Rally Ad Autocar 26-2-1965

• Download | Rover 2000 110 95 3 Litre Mk 2 Saloon & Coupe Autosport Magazine Ad 18-10-1963 PDF

• Download | 1965 Rover 2000 Monte Carlo Rally Ad Autocar Magazine 26-2-1965 PDF

Below: Rover Australia advertisement for the Rover 2000 in Modern Motor magazine, March 1967.

DSC_0018 Rover 2000 Rover Australia Ad March 1967

• Download | Rover 2000 Rover Australia Ad March 1967 PDF
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Rover Owners Club Inc. New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Rover P6 50th Anniversary Members Cars Feature

Below: 1966 Rover 2000SC, Black Mountain Peninsula, Canberra ACT, 1/10/2006.

DSC_0540 1966 Rover 2000SC Black Mountain Peninsula Canberra 1-10-2006

Below: 1969 Rover 2000TC, Exeter NSW, 27/4/2013.

DSC_0261 1969 Rover 2000TC Exeter 27-4-2013

Below: 1966 Rover 2000SC Automatic, Mt Annan NSW, 18/4/2004.

DSC00037 1966 Rover 2000SC Automatic Mt Annan 18-4-2004

Below: 1968 Rover Three Thousand Five, Parramatta NSW, 21/8/2005.

DSC_0030 1968 Rover 3500 Parramatta 21-8-2005
Below: 1970 Rover Three Thousand Five, Bungendore NSW, 30/9/2006.

DSC_0522 1970 Rover 3500 Bungendore 30-9-2006

Below: 1972 Rover 2000SC, Parramatta NSW, 21/8/2005.

DSC_0041 1972 Rover 2000SC Parramatta 21-8-2005

Below: 1974 Rover 2200TC, Canberra ACT, 30/9/2006.

DSC_0469 1974 Rover 2200TC Canberra ACT 30-9-2006
Below: 1974 Rover 3500S, Faulconbridge NSW, 5/4/2003.

DSC_0004 1974 Rover 3500S Faulconbridge 5-4-2003

Below: 1973 Rover 3500S, Parramatta NSW, 21/8/2005.

DSC_0034 1973 Rover 3500S Parramatta 21-8-2005
Below: 1976 Rover 3500, Black Mountain Peninsula, Canberra ACT, 1/10/2006.

DSC_0542 1976 Rover 3500 Black Mountain Peninsula Canberra ACT 1-10-2006

Below: 1974 Rover 3500 near Newbridge NSW, 2012.

1974 Rover 3500 near Newbridge NSW 2012
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1975 Rover 2200TC, Sweden, 4/7/2004.

DSC_0001 1975 Rover 2200TC Sweden 4-7-2004
Below: 1971 Rover 3500, Forrest ACT, 25/3/2001.

DSC_0010 1971 Rover 3500 Forrest ACT 25-3-2001

Below: 1973 Rover 3500S, Canberra Region, 11/11/2012.

P1080461 1973 Rover 3500S Canberra Region 11-11-2012
Below
: 1973 Rover 3500S, Canberra ACT, 22/3/2009.

DSC_0067 1973 Rover 3500S Canberra ACT 22-3-2009

Below: 1973 Rover 3500S, Wildes Meadow NSW, 8/10/2005.

DSC_0030 1973 Rover 3500S Wildes Meadow 8-10-2005

Below: 1975 Rover 3500, Mittagong NSW, 27/4/2013.

DSC_0247 1975 Rover 3500 Mittagong 27-4-2013

Below: 1973 Rover 2000TC, Thirlmere NSW, 20/3/1976.

DSC_0001 1973 Rover 2000TC Thirlmere 20-3-1976

DSC_0002 1973 Rover 2000TC Thirlmere 20-3-1976 

Below: 1973 Rover 3500S at the All British Day, The Kings School, Parramatta NSW, 25/8/2013.

DSC_0009 1973 Rover 3500S Parramatta 25-8-2013
Below
: 1974 Rover 3500, Rover Owners Club Display Day, Mittagong, 13/10/2013.

DSC_0467 1974 Rover 3500 Mittagong 13-10-2013

Below: 1972 Rover 3500S, All British Day, The Kings School, Parramatta NSW, 25/8/2013.

DSC_0023 1972 Rover 3500S Parramatta 25-8-2013

Below: 1974 Rover 3500, All British Day, The Kings School, Parramatta NSW, 25/8/2013.

DSC_0026 1974 Rover 3500 Parramatta 25-8-2013

Below: 1972 Rover 2000TC, All British Day, The Kings School, Parramatta NSW, 25/8/2013.

DSC_0007 1972 Rover 2000TC Parramatta 25-8-2013

Below: 1975 Rover 2200TC, Sweden, 3/7/2013.

 

DSC05339 1975 Rover 2200TC Sweden 3-7-2013 
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A comprehensive website devoted to the Australian Market Rover P6 & P6B is also maintained by the ROC Webmaster. It can be accessed by clicking on to this Link:
Rover P6 Australia Website

Rover P6 Australia Website Header (50th)
You can toggle between the two websites by using the back & forward buttons on your web browser.
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Below: a large format Rover P6 50th Anniversary banner was designed by ROC member Mark Nelson. The banner was unveiled at the Shannons Eastern Creek Classic Display Day on Sunday 18 August 2013, and was a feature at Rover Owners Club events from August to December 2013.

IMG_7707 Rover P6 50th Anniversary Banner
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