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#1 OFFLINE   Heritage motor centre

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:17 PM

These MG Rover curiosities have long been on my radar. I'd love to have been at a board meeting where the case to build these was put. I suppose development costs were nill as the base vehicle ( Rover commerce) and all the running gear ( mg ZR) already existed. Maybe the boys on the night shift had been on the old speckled hen as the build data for this and the few other examples Ive got build data on all show as rolling off the assembly line in the wee small hours. At any rate, only just over 300 were made, this being the 167th out of longbridge.....
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

You have just won this web site.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:26 PM

Funny, I just saw one of these yesterday. It was red with matt black front wings and yellow bonnet. Nice buy!



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:34 PM

Will definitely buy tickets for this!

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:38 PM

Were they tapping in to the mystifying Barry hatchback as van scene?  


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:32 PM

These MG Rover curiosities have long been on my radar. I'd love to have been at a board meeting where the case to build these was put. I suppose development costs were nill as the base vehicle ( Rover commerce) and all the running gear ( mg ZR) already existed. Maybe the boys on the night shift had been on the old speckled hen as the build data for this and a couple of other examples all show as rolling off the assembly line in the wee small hours. At any rate, only just over 300 were made, this being the 157th out of longbridge.....


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:47 PM

Great for Ireland? They love cars dressed up as commercial vehicles there due to punitive taxes on passenger cars with decent engines.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:51 PM

CLASS, what engine is in it? I sold my Rover Commerce to a lad on here (Des), AFAIK he's still got it.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:57 PM

This just sold on the 'bay

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

Ive just unliked your post...

So I can like it again.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:18 PM

Great, I took the rear seats out of a ZR the other day so I could use it as a small van.  Yours has the bonus of not having the seat fixing in the middle of the floor and I assume some other 'trim shite' in the way.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:20 PM

Christ, that is a bloody good looking van, i just love that colour too "Britishman".
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:15 PM

Very nice,shame it's not a 160 petrol though  ;-)

 

Funny how they have no ZR badges,I've always wanted to get a Renault Express badge for mine,a Talbot Express badge is too big.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:35 PM

maybe someone saw an Fiesta XRV and thought "we can do better than that"


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:45 AM

I've come across those before but never one in prizewinner Blue. I think I'd quite like one as a runabout for work at some point. Must keep an eye out.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:00 AM

LOVE THESE! :D

 

Knew they were rare, but never know only 300 or so were made! A big shame considering how at the local scrappy a few years ago there was 2 at the same time! :/ 


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

CLASS, what engine is in it? I sold my Rover Commerce to a lad on here (Des), AFAIK he's still got it.

 

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