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#1 OFFLINE   Alexg

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:12 PM

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Hi chaps. As some of you have seen in the News24 thread I got spectacularly lucky on my dream Rover 75.

I'd been hunting for a 2.5 V6 Connoisseur SE, pre-Project Deprive and with low (sub 60k miles) and obviously in good condition with history. If that wasn't being picky enough it was preferably in Green and with Cream Leather as I wasn't massively taken on the black. Oh yeah, and I really didn't like some of the alloy wheel options, wanting the plain understated and classier look of the 'Crown' multispokes... so yeah, piece of cake huh?

Impossible to find perhaps, but by a massive fluke one came and found me! I work for a used car dealer and a chance phone call from a local trader asking me to CAP value a car he was buying from elsewhere presented the perfect vehicle. A 2 owner 2001 Connoisseur SE 2.5 Auto with just 39k, history and a cambelt in 2014. I told him I wanted it and 3 days later this honey bowled into view...

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Everything I wanted, everything and more. It's mint, I can't imagine finding a better one anywhere. Not a scratch or ding to be seen. It even has the important Gentry spec recess-filling rear number plate although I'm not sure about the GB and towbar (Rover branded) chrome cap.

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The real delight was found inside. It's not Cream leather, but an upgrade to Deep Sea Green Personal Line interior, check this out!!!

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Flipping unreal!! And again absolutely mint!! It's complemented by Green mats, steering wheel and even dash top! It has loads of other extras too: Harman Kardon sound upgrade, Sunroof and Sat Nav (although disconnected, assume maybe because developed a battery drain) and electric folding mirrors.

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I had to pay good money for it, but it's got to be one of the best out there, I'm chuffed as hell! I got the keys today an wafted home like a boss. It drives perfectly with a glorious V6 growl. Here's the required petrol station shot...

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Faults? Electric rear blind doesn't operate. Electric seat switches stick slightly, one of the keys is slightly worn and missing a button. So I think I've done alright :) I have a company car for work so this will purely be for Sunday best.

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#2 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:16 PM

That really is top drawer, absolutely loving it. Long term keeper, I take it?


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#3 OFFLINE   Hertz

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:17 PM

That looks like a belter. There is nothing like finding the "one" is there.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:20 PM

That is spiffing, I just want to sit in that interior and smoke a pipe.
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#5 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:21 PM

What a class act. People slate the 75's olde worlde interior but I think that looks like a great place to sit.


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#6 OFFLINE   Alexg

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:27 PM

I know, imagine ordering a fucking Passat instead? Mental! 


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#7 OFFLINE   alf892

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:30 PM

That is wonderful! Fantastic spec and love that interior........real Rover

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:35 PM

That interior is disgusting, I love it!



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:36 PM

What an interior!A pleasure to look inside a car that's not a mixture of black,more black and some charcoal for relief.And the green steering wheel gets rid of the one thing that annoys me about 75s,the all white wheel.Lovely car all round.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:36 PM

Superb.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:39 PM

That is one of the best I've seen, for sure.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:51 PM

That interior would make you feel special, (in a good way), every time you opened the door, lovely.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:53 PM

Beautiful.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:55 PM

I knew they were nice, but I didn't know they were that nice.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:56 PM

That is brilliant! Probably the best 75 interior I've ever seen in my life. How glorious.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:58 PM

Fantastic.  I'd want that in my living room so I could just sit in it all evening.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:02 PM

Looks well piff.

My dad has a 51 plate, same model but black, and it's a right shack compared to yours. Mind you, if you squint a bit while riding in the back you can just about still feel like you're the mayor. It's very wafty.
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:08 PM

What a honey that is, well worth top money and ticks all of your boxes. Well bought!

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:09 PM

Bloody lively. I like the crowns has well. I am not a lover of tow bars , think it spoils the look and I bang my legs on them. Top buying sir. Also if you find yourself chatting to other 75 owners . The mirrors are called powerfolds, just so you don't get caught out😊. Rare and bloody expensive as well.

#20 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:13 PM

seats are lovely the dash is ming and the wheel is fucking terrible

 

apart from that - nice car :D



#21 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:15 PM

That's the best one of those I've seen in a very long while.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:17 PM

Well bought. A lovely example. Of course I want one now probably like most of the others on here!
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:17 PM

you do realise you are legally obliged to wear tartan slippers to drive that car


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:26 PM

Lucky! How much of that kit would have been standard and what was optional? I can imagine it not being cheap if the latter.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:28 PM

Bloody love it.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:37 PM

I love the seats, they're a bit like the ones in the house of commons, only better on account of not having tory MPs sat on them


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#27 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:49 PM

I love the way the trade and general public look down on these.

Better than an X/ S type jag for sure.

It's always worth paying a bit more for a car that has been cherished.
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:56 PM

Well bought 8)



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:01 AM

Wonderful, very pleased for you there, what a find :-D  best interiors by a mile in an affordable modernish car 8)



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:03 AM

What a gopping pile of Anglo-Kitsch.

Want!


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