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1977-1986 ROVER 2000/2300/2600 specifications

1977-1986 ROVER 2000/2300/2600 specifications Classic and Performance Car

As good as they are to drive, the six-cylinder Rover SD1s are always going to have two things going against them: a reputation for unreliability from their Triumph-designed power units; and the fact they are not V8 powered. And that’s a shame, because the 2300 and 2600 are refined, relatively economical and punchy. The O-Series powered 2000 appeared in 1982 with the Series 2 facelift, and goes better than you might imagine, too. There’s also enough room in the engine bay to climb in while servicing – and like all SD1s, that’s facilitated by plentiful parts supply.

Production

  • Production:
    303,345
  • Price at launch:
    £7,450
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,500
  • Price (good):
    £1,200
  • Price (average):
    £550
  • Price (project):
    £300

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.5secs
  • Top speed:
    117.0mph
  • Power:
    136.0bhp
  • Torque:
    152.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4700mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2814mm
  • Width:
    1830mm
  • Height:
    1384mm
  • Weight:
    1351kgs

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