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If you have ever owned a Rover 2300 then we would like to hear about your experience with this car and any replacement parts you had to buy. Write your review in the comments box below.

Rover 2300 Overview

The Rover 2300 is classed as a large executive car produced by the British automobile manufacturer British Leyland, using the Rover name for the vehicle. These vehicles were part of the SD1 series which covered quite a few different vehicles from the Rover 2000 to the Rover Vitesse. This vehicle was in production from 1977-86. Due to the large engines, these were seen as more of a performance car and were built up until 1986.

Rover 2300 History

The Rover 2300 and other SD1 Rovers were designed as replacements for the Rover P6 and Triumph 2000/2005. Although the first of this series appeared in 1977, the 2300 appeared firstly in 1978. The Mark I (1978-81) had a 6-cylinder, 2.3L engine which was quite fast. This car won the European car of the year in 1977, but was soon to be known for its poor build quality.

The Mark II (1982-86) made changes to interior and exterior parts. The main exterior changes were the headlights and rear end, which were the most distinguishable feature to differentiate between the Mark I and II. The interior had updates to the instrument panels, upholstery and other parts. This car ceased production in 1986.

Models

2300
2300 S
2300 SE

Fuel Economy

As this is a 2.3L petrol engine the fuel economy is not that great, but was a lot better than you might expect for a vehicle like this. Even when this car is pushed hard, the economy level remains adequate for a car of this nature.

Transmission

The two available gearboxes for this vehicle are a 3-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. We have a page on our website dedicated to Rover gearbox parts, at very reasonable prices.

Parts

Rover 2300 parts can be hard to find, we understand that here at Breakeryard. We have a vast network of UK Breakers who have many different parts available for many different vehicles. Enter your vehicle details to begin your search or visit the 2300 parts page to locate the parts you need.