ROVER 2200 From £3,036
Introduced a year ago Rover's popular four-cylinder saloon range continues without change for 1976. The 2.2-litre version of the original 2000 is now entering its third year. The 2200 is available in three guises, SC (single carburettor), TC (twin carburettors) and Automatic, the latter in single-carburettor form only. With its excellent roadholding, four-wheel disc brakes, and ability to cruise at high speed, the Rover 2200 is regarded by many as one of the best four-door long-distance touring cars. The rather cramped luggage boot can be enlarged by use of a special external spare wheel fitting. Big crushable dropdown bins instead of glove boxes, a handy shelf on top of the facia and switches identifiable by feel were pioneer safety ideas and the strong steel frame protects the passengers without depending on the panels, which are detachable. The transmission is strengthened throughout; clutch, gearbox, differential.
ROVER 3500 & 3500S
With its powerful and sweet-running light-alloy V8 engine, the 3500 continues in manual or automatic form for 1976, but in addition there is a limited-edition model, specially-finished in silver-grey with air-conditioning, radio, cloth trim, leather-covered steering wheel, rear seat belts, automatic transmission, and boot-top spare wheel mounting (optional) as standard. Only 100-150 will be manufactured. Front seat belts on all 3500 models have two-position mounting points, and Dunlop Denovo 'run-flat' safety tyres can be specified as original equipment. The 3500 was the first car to be offered with Dunlop's Denovo safety wheels and tyres which take the terrors out of punctures and free extra luggage space by eliminating the spare wheel.
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RANGE ROVER £4,618
Probably the world's most versatile vehicle, the Range Rover not only offers roomy saloon comfort and smooth, fast motorway cruising, but a vast load-carrying potential as well as four-wheel drive for difficult terrain. Powered by the celebrated light-alloy Rover V8 engine, it is in its element towing caravans, boats and horse-boxes. Range Rover drivers sit high and enjoy the sort of view that normal saloon occupants are unaware of. It is not surprising the Range Rover is a great favourite with farmers. It runs on low-grade petrol and has two sets of four forward gears. Rear window wiper and washer, better seat tilting mechanism and more efficient radiator are recent improvements and power steering is now available.
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