A British bulldog in oxford tweed
Replaced all the door panels the bonnet and trunk lids due to rust.
Replaced the air filter system with dual mini pod filters to increase airflow.
Added a 6-3-1 exhaust system with 2 cobys instead of 3 silencers to complement the new air intakes.
Re calibrated the Stromberg carburettors.
A 2500 was my first car ever, and I wanted to get a 2000 or 2.5 in good condition to keep.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the robust nature of the engine and components - this car started with no problems after a year of disuse.
The interior is pure British class, with golden wood panelling, chrome and maroon leather - hardly any plastic.
Comfort seems to be the main theme of the 2000, with a steady ride and good suspension complementing the spacious cabin.
Of course, as a thirty-plus-year-old sedan it lacks the pace of modern cars, but more than makes up for it with simple, sturdy engineering, clean Michelotti designed lines and a crisp almost aircraft-like sound.
All in all the 2000 is a distinctive ride with considerable style, and perfect for anyone who is prepared to put in the time to restore one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2006