ROVER 2000/2300/2600Classic 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.