Rover 1978

2300/2600/3500
Range Rover
Land Rover

Great Britain

 

 

2300, 2600 and 3500

2300 (R6 cyl, 2350 cc, 123 bhp)
2600 (R6 cyl, 2597 cc, 136 bhp)
3500 (V8 cyl, 3528 cc, 155 bhp)
   Saloon

ROVER 2300/2600 & 3500 From £5,909
Introduced just a year ago, the six cylinder Rovers use identical unitary steel bodywork to the more-expensive 3500 model, but are powered by Leyland's interesting in-line overhead camshaft engine which features ingenious valve gear. To effect production economy, the two engines use identical cylinder blocks, the different capacities being obtained by a variation in crankshaft strokes. The 2600 comes as standard with a five-speed gearbox, and the 2300 with four speeds, but there is a five-speed option for the smaller-engined model. Like the 3500, both six-cylinder models have lift-up rear doors and folding rear seats.

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Range Rover

(V8 cyl, 3528 cc, 135 bhp)
   Estate 3-dr (wb: 2540 mm)

RANGE ROVER £9,150
One of the world's most sought-after cars, Leyland's 'go-anywhere' four-wheel drive Range Rover will cruise the motorways at high speed, or cross impossible terrain with ease. The big, robust vehicle is powered by a slightly detuned version of the light-alloy V8 that is also to be found under the bonnet of the slippery Rover 3500 saloon. The Range Rover's motor runs on low-grade petrol, and its two sets of four speeds give it a total of eight gears. If the optional overdrive is fitted it is increased to 16 speeds! The high seats provide a great view of the countryside, and the optional power steering makes it an easy car to handle.

London show review

 

Land Rover

88 series III, wheelbase 2235 mm
   R4 cyl. petrol, 2286 cc, 70 bhp-DIN
   R4 cyl. diesel, 2286 cc, 62 bhp-DIN
109 series III, wheelbase 2769 mm
   R4 cyl. petrol, 2286 cc, 70 bhp-DIN
   R4 cyl. diesel, 2286 cc, 62 bhp-DIN
   R6 cyl. petrol, 2625 cc, 86 bhp-DIN
Lightweight series III (for military only)
   R4 cyl. petrol, 2286 cc, 70 bhp-DIN
101 FC, wheelbase 2565 mm (for military only) - end of prod.
   V8 cyl. 3528 cc