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The Rover 2300.
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The Rover Sd1 series 2 were announced in September 1982 and were built in Cowley. The  main differences could be seen in the interiors of the new cars. Four new colours, blue,  green and light and dark brown were available, although not on all models. The interiors  were colour-keyed from the instrument panel to the boot and carpets. There were velvet  seats, leather trimmed steering but the 2300 only had a rubber mat in the boot. The 2300  also lacked of power steering, which came as a standard on the 2300S.  The new 2300S came with central door locking, lumbar seats adjustment, halogen  headlamps, intermittent wipers and woven velvet upholstery. The 5.5-inch wheels were  replaced by 6in ones, the Dunlop Denovo wheels and tires were available as an option on  the 2300s models the four speed gearbox was standard. As optional a 5 speed or  automatic were available at extra cost. One of the styling changes on the outside of  the car could be recognized at the rear of the car. The rear window was much  larger, 15.3 cm deeper and was fitted with a rear wiper. Other changes include  changes to the front of the car, halogen headlamps, and full-width grill over a  revised radiator air duct above the front bumper. There was a large colour-keyed  spoiler on all models from the 2300S upwards.  The new paint colours were deliberately changed to be more conservative Rover colours.  Paint systems dramatically changed by 1982 and so the series 2 had more brilliant looking  metallic paint colours.  From the interior the seats changed, the box-pleated seats were difficult to make. The  fascia was not changed much, apart from the addition of wood on the more expensive  models. The instruments however were revised to give the car a more modern feel. Door  facings incorporated windowsill mounted door lock buttons, with in the front ones the  masters for the central door locking system. Central door locking was standard from the  2300S models upwards. But maybe one of the most important changes from the interior,  specially to traditional Rover buyers were the walnut trim panels fitted to the more  expensive models, 2600S and upwards. The S models had satin-finish wood door inserts. 

Rover 2300, series 2

The Rover 2300.
The Rover Sd1 series 2 were announced in September 1982 and were built in  Cowley. The main differences could be seen in the interiors of the new cars. Four  new colours, blue, green and light and dark brown were available, although not on  all models. The interiors were colour-keyed from the instrument panel to the boot  and carpets. There were velvet seats, leather trimmed steering but the 2300 only  had a rubber mat in the boot. The 2300 also lacked of power steering, which came  as a standard on the 2300S. The new 2300S came with central door locking, lumbar seats adjustment, halogen  headlamps, intermittent wipers and woven velvet upholstery. The 5.5-inch wheels  were replaced by 6in ones, the Dunlop Denovo wheels and tires were available as  an option on the 2300s models the four speed gearbox was standard. As optional a  5 speed or automatic were available at extra cost. One of the styling changes on  the outside of the car could be recognized at the rear of the car. The rear window  was much larger, 15.3 cm deeper and was fitted with a rear wiper. Other changes  include changes to the front of the car, halogen headlamps, and full-width grill  over a revised radiator air duct above the front bumper. There was a large colour-  keyed spoiler on all models from the 2300S upwards. The new paint colours were deliberately changed to be more conservative Rover  colours. Paint systems dramatically changed by 1982 and so the series 2 had more  brilliant looking metallic paint colours.  From the interior the seats changed, the box-pleated seats were difficult to make.  The fascia was not changed much, apart from the addition of wood on the more  expensive models. The instruments however were revised to give the car a more  modern feel. Door facings incorporated windowsill mounted door lock buttons,  with in the front ones the masters for the central door locking system. Central  door locking was standard from the 2300S models upwards. But maybe one of the  most important changes from the interior, specially to traditional Rover buyers  were the walnut trim panels fitted to the more expensive models, 2600S and  upwards. The S models had satin-finish wood door inserts.

Rover 2300, series 2

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