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Fabulous Dorchester with Aubergine, loaded - 2.5 Conn SE auto. Stunning!

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Post Number:#1  Post by Bolin » August 22nd, 2015, 11:20

This is a stunner - top spec, has everything available at the time it was built with the possible exceptions of volumentric alarm and Powerfolds (can't tell from pics) and no rain sensor.

Dorchester and Aubergine, one of the best colour combos - but not a 'Jap spec' car.

Even has the mega-rare early Highline Bordmonitor with Rover logo.

Not to mention Traction control, ITS head airbags, sunroof, auto box, powerwash, Personal Line......

I WANT THIS :-D

But time, income and space are all against me. So no.

Seriously, an enthusiast must buy this car (given the price and spec, I'm sure only a R75 enthusiast will).

Stunning. Just stunning.

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Post Number:#2  Post by Mr Hyde » August 22nd, 2015, 11:24

Very nice indeed! :D

Bolin (view post) wrote:This is a stunner - top spec, has everything available at the time it was built with the possible exceptions of volumentric alarm and Powerfolds (can't tell from pics).


According to the advert, it does have powerfolds!
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Post Number:#3  Post by Bolin » August 22nd, 2015, 11:26

Missed that, was to busy drolling over the photos to read the description :oops:

It has more gear than mine will have once I've finished adding bits. This really is LOADED and BEAUTIFUL. 8-)
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Post Number:#4  Post by Scoubix » August 23rd, 2015, 12:05

Well, it'd be interesting to know this car's VIN, because as far as I know, the bord monitor with Rover logo was ditched before the start of production. For sure, 100001 at Gaydon does not have the Rover logo on its monitor.
Oh, and it couldn't possibly have the rain sensor option because it was not even available at launch, it was only available from year 2000...
It does have powerfolds though...
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Post Number:#5  Post by Bolin » August 23rd, 2015, 12:17

Ah yes, rain sensor came later - so this has every available when built with possible exception of volumetric alarm.

Could be a duff condensor rad, most likely. Remote would probs be the receiver unit.
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Post Number:#6  Post by Stubie » August 23rd, 2015, 12:36

I didn't think the ITS head airbags were available in UK spec cars until 2004 and the facelift model. I know my Japanese spec Dorchester has them but were they available as an option on UK spec cars.

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Post Number:#7  Post by Bolin » August 23rd, 2015, 12:45

Yes, they were an option in the UK at about £150 I think.

They became standard for 2005 model year on all models.

Might have been part of the facelift option 'packs' prior to that (in 2004).
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Post Number:#8  Post by KDA4G » August 26th, 2015, 11:24

First registered 29th March 2000, with black sills... so a very late Cowley one, VIN maybe around the 150000 mark. Lates600 have stamped the service record.
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Post Number:#9  Post by Bolin » August 26th, 2015, 11:43

Given the Rover logo Bordmonitor, I wonder if that has been swapped over or if the car is a pre-production model that was registered a lot later on - is there a way to tell?

Mind you, it doesn't have a pre-production HK sub, so maybe it is a swapped monitor.

I have saved all the photos from the eBay listing for my own personal collection, I like it that much :gmc:

Even thinking about the wheels, those are the largest available optional alloy wheels available at the time (Crowns would have been standard), because the 17" styles and the other 16" styles were dealer fit accessories, and were not factory options until 2001. So yet another box ticked on the build sheet.
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Post Number:#10  Post by KDA4G » August 26th, 2015, 11:51

Well there were only a couple of very early cars in that trim combination. If you look at the photo of the service record... it doesn't seem to be a very low VIN.

But I agree that it seems to be a bit special. The date of first registration is pretty much the time when BMW pulled out, and I thought they had stopped doing the Aubergine Personal Line by then. I wonder whose it was?
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Post Number:#11  Post by Mr Hyde » August 27th, 2015, 10:08

Were ZT's ever available in Dorchester? I saw one yesterday which looked like it might have been and it was lovely! :D
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Post Number:#12  Post by ceedy » August 27th, 2015, 12:34

My ZT is frequently in Dorchester . :oops:

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Post Number:#13  Post by Mr Hyde » August 27th, 2015, 4:01

ceedy (view post) wrote:My ZT is frequently in Dorchester . :oops:


As I typed my question, I realised it could be read that way, but thought I'd leave it anyway..... :D
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Post Number:#14  Post by KDA4G » August 27th, 2015, 5:06

Maybe some Rover 75 colours were available on the ZT as a Monogram option...
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Post Number:#15  Post by Bolin » August 28th, 2015, 2:05

ZT could be Baccus, or Dark Fantasy perhaps?

There was a Dorchester/Aubergine car used at an early motor show I remember, perhaps pictures with the Countess of Wessex at the wheel? Just a vague memory. Maybe this car?
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