Rover announced one of its most radical production designs in 1963, the Rover 2000. The Rover 2000 had futuristic looks, using an innovative unitary bodyshell which then had unstressed body panels bolted onto it. The bolt-on panels were intended to make repairs quicker and cheaper, and the overall shape looked more French than British. The more sporty 2000TC which you see here features four disc brakes (inboard at the rear), all-synchromesh gearbox, servo assisted brakes and a de Dion rear axle. The 1978cc engine had twin carburetors which raised the power output to 110bhp. The 2000TC had excellent power, performance and handling which proved popular with the cars intended executive car buyers.