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Pre-Production Rover 75 2.5 Connoisseur - T78 MOA

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Post Number:#76  Post by Jake » March 21st, 2014, 4:35

A wash and quick detail done today, nearly ready to go. Once this season is completed, I'll look at getting some serious cosmetic work booked.

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Post Number:#77  Post by Cowley_MOA » March 21st, 2014, 6:07

Woof Woof!
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Post Number:#78  Post by Bolin » March 22nd, 2014, 10:18

??

Dog's wotsits?
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Post Number:#79  Post by Cowley_MOA » March 23rd, 2014, 12:21

Blackadder ;)
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Post Number:#80  Post by Jake » March 23rd, 2014, 1:08

Cowley_MOA wrote:Blackadder ;)


I've got a plan...
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Post Number:#81  Post by Jake » April 25th, 2014, 8:11

The car has covered 750+ miles this month, including the Anniversary weekend. Considering that the car hadn't covered any miles since 2010, the way that the car has driven can only be described as incredibly impressive.

The V6 soundtrack combined with automatic gearbox, results in such a smooth and refined driving experience, all whilst sat in complete luxury. To anyone who like me, may have driven either MGs or later cars, I cannot recommend at least trying an early car in the V6/Auto configuration.

Interestingly, Richard Woolley instantly recognised T78 MOA as a pre-production car and commented how great the car looked. To me, that alone makes the investment of time and finances in the car worth every penny. :-)
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Post Number:#82  Post by Zeb » April 26th, 2014, 10:01

I have to say that this car is the only Mk1 75 I have ever truly coveted... Love the colour, the quality of the build and even the tint of the windows!
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Post Number:#83  Post by Scoubix » April 26th, 2014, 11:23

Jake wrote:The car has covered 750+ miles this month, including the Anniversary weekend. Considering that the car hadn't covered any miles since 2010, the way that the car has driven can only be described as incredibly impressive.

The V6 soundtrack combined with automatic gearbox, results in such a smooth and refined driving experience, all whilst sat in complete luxury. To anyone who like me, may have driven either MGs or later cars, I cannot recommend at least trying an early car in the V6/Auto configuration.

Interestingly, Richard Woolley instantly recognised T78 MOA as a pre-production car and commented how great the car looked. To me, that alone makes the investment of time and finances in the car worth every penny. :-)


I can only but agree with the V6/auto early car configuration ;)
Now regarding Richard Woolley instantly recognising it as preprod...sorry to burst your bubble but I may have something to do with that, as I mentioned your car being preprod to him just as he arrived, couple of minutes before you showed up... :oops: :shhh:
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Post Number:#84  Post by Bolin » April 26th, 2014, 3:18

I was curious about the window tint, was that standard or aftermarket?
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Post Number:#85  Post by Jake » April 26th, 2014, 8:16

Bolin wrote:I was curious about the window tint, was that standard or aftermarket?


Not quite sure to be honest. I was told by an auto glass technican who came to sort our VW, that it was the best tint he had ever seen and certainly won't have been cheap!
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Post Number:#86  Post by Jake » May 12th, 2014, 3:58

A little bit of an update.

The car will soon be fitted with a new, complete exhaust system in attempts to solve what we believe is a lose baffle and hopefully a trip to the body shop to get a few bits and pieces done. :-)
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Post Number:#87  Post by thomas 75 connie » May 12th, 2014, 4:08

Looking good Jake,Can i ask where you got the exhaust from?
I need a full system for my car thanks Thomas
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Post Number:#88  Post by Scoubix » May 12th, 2014, 5:07

Regarding the exhaust system, I recently changed the rear silencer on mine, as it was rotten to the core. Went for the OE part from XPart, ordered through my usual garage.
It took 6 weeks to get it in though...seems like they're BTO only now.
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Post Number:#89  Post by Jake » May 12th, 2014, 5:43

This one was from a chap who had parted with the car and had a system spare. It's a klarius back box, however more like the original shape than a lot of after market parts.

Apologies Nicholas, could you clarify on BTO? :-D
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Post Number:#90  Post by Mr Hyde » May 12th, 2014, 6:10

Jake wrote:Apologies Nicholas, could you clarify on BTO? :-D


British Trust for Ornithology?

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Or perhaps..... Built To Order! :D

(But you knew that didn't you? You meant "where can I order them from"..... :gmcr: )
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