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#185 - Rover 75 V8

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#185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#1  Post by Jake » May 6th, 2013, 2:28

The 75 and ZT Enthusiasts have assisted with the funding towards the recovery and renovation of #185 - one of the 75 V8 Prototypes.

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£250 has been loaned to this project which will see the car back on the road. We hope that this sets a precedent for the recatagorising of cars from B to C or D in instances where the car will be able to returned to the road safely.

More information on the story of #185 to follow soon!
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#2  Post by Roverite » May 6th, 2013, 1:30

Great stuff, but tell us more soon, please!

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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#3  Post by Dominic22 » May 6th, 2013, 8:38

Now at Austin Garages, I moved it Saturday Morning with the Help of Jeremy. They have worked on it all weekend, Nick thinks he has some photos when at the factory as it was parked next to his prototype V8 tourer, he is trying to get them for me.
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#4  Post by Roger1 » August 13th, 2013, 12:49

Any more updates? This is an exciting and very worthwhile project!
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#5  Post by Zeb » August 13th, 2013, 8:37

Yep there will be! I need to try harder too and get this written up!
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#6  Post by Roger1 » August 29th, 2013, 4:15

Zeb wrote:Yep there will be! I need to try harder too and get this written up!


That's great. I look forward to it. I see that you and I have very similar cars, MGZT-T and V8.
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#7  Post by Terrorfex » September 14th, 2013, 7:05

Excellent effort - congratulations.
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#8  Post by Dominic22 » October 26th, 2013, 11:54

Nick & Jean at Austin Garages are working on it this weekend.... Out with the old in with the new

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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#9  Post by Jake » October 26th, 2013, 1:05

Cor blimey that's a rather large lump! Glad to see it's under way!
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#10  Post by tonybubble » October 26th, 2013, 3:22

I think that the new owner should be very pleased. :)
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#11  Post by Zeb » October 26th, 2013, 5:12

New owner?
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#12  Post by tonybubble » October 27th, 2013, 9:10

Zeb wrote:New owner?


I believe that the new owner is collecting 185 as soon as Austins have finished their work. That's why Wyn and I were under big pressure to return the ECU PDQ, which Dom had kindly let us borrow. Although we had no opportunity to copy the software to our Mustang ECU, we (well Wyn really) did get the opportunity to see 007 running for the first time for probably nine years! :)
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Re: #185 - Rover 75 V8

Post Number:#13  Post by colintf » December 15th, 2013, 10:51

Great to see this car saved 8-)
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