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#1 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

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I've had a bunch of Rovers of various types, with mixed results.  Well not that mixed really, the nearest thing to a happy ending is the ex-TaxiPaul 75 that I won, and couldn't use, which my mate Dave now has.  And loves.  So when I clicked the link on the ebay thread to a giffer-owned 820 auto there was only really ever going to be one result, wasn't there? 

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Collection Mission arranged for Sunday.  Watch this space, as they say.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:53 PM

chod speed Eddy :)


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:10 PM

Love old barge, well bought!

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

Looks a good'un that! Enjoy.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

Saw that on the Bay, so glad it went to a shiter, looks lubberley that, Eddy


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:35 PM

That's a good looking car Eddy, good luck on Sunday.

I used to do work on an early 827 fastback, it had the Honda V6 and was a lovely lovely car to waft around in.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

Something something floorpans something something sills.

 

 

 

Seriously though, that looks lush.  I do like 800s.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:47 PM

Good luck with it all!

 

I have always wanted to try an 800. Definitely the Rover I aspired* to have.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

Something something floorpans something something sills.

 

 

 

Seriously though, that looks lush.  I do like 800s.

 

 

Something something Rover.

 

Really, I went to jack the front of the 200 up today and the bloody sill's holed.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:49 PM

I've had a bunch of Rovers of various types, with mixed results.  Well not that mixed really, the nearest thing to a happy ending is the ex-TaxiPaul 75 that I won, and couldn't use, which my mate Dave now has.  And loves.  So when I clicked the link on the ebay thread to a giffer-owned 820 auto there was only really ever going to be one result, wasn't there? 

attachicon.gifBlue820.jpg

 

Collection Mission arranged for Sunday.  Watch this space, as they say.

Is that the one you linked to on my post Eddie? Do like I have always thought they were like the next era SD1's shame they never did a 3500.

Rover Out Rover In makes good sense ;)


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:44 PM

hope your going to wear a captains hat whilst driving this luxobarge


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:20 AM

I may have to give in and buy a flat cap for this one...

 

PO says it's ridiculously fast, he's enjoyed embarrassing "da kidz" at traffic lights.  That suits me!  On the ebay thread, someone said this engine makes 136bhp.  That's the same as Bodie's Capri 3.0.  Should be fun!

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:35 AM

I love 800s almost as much as I don't love 75s. A properly competitive car for the class it was aimed at , not some ill conceived , wrong sized retro throwback that has only gained any popularity because of the demise of the company and misty eyed nostalgia.
Although I do wonder if the National Trust grille and analogue clock on the Mk2 and its positive effect on sales of a by then slightly outdated car , could be said to be responsible for the whole Retro style thing , Rover 600, Nwe Beetle, S-Type, 75, Bini, Fiat 500- would any of these exist without the bit of chrome and plastic being met with such enthusiasm?

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:49 AM

Well in, Eddy, look forward to reading all about this when you collect it.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:06 AM

Jeremy Clarkson-approved.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:59 AM

Good luck with this one eddy. Looks fantastic.having watched that video. You really need a blazer and not just a flat cap for this.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

Well bought, Eddy. Hope it can successfully fill Hyacinth's hole.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:37 AM

Yep this looks brilliant - not a popular colour either so certainly looks brilliant/different. 

 

Waiting for the collection thread with excitement.

 

These old Rovers are truly magnificent.

 

Well done Eddy.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:29 AM

Do be careful Eddy of any Claptrap the vendor may feed you!


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:55 AM

Jeremy Clarkson-approved.

Clarkson approves?  Right, it's got to go.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:42 AM

Well bought, Eddy. Hope it can successfully fill Hyacinth's hole.

 

Had to double take on this post, I'll see myself out.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:56 AM

On the ebay thread, someone said this engine makes 136bhp.


Is something broken? It should have 180 hp.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:10 AM

Brilliant purchase, best of luck!


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

Is something broken? It should have 180 hp.

How Much???????  Bloody hell, really?  I was impressed enough with 136 out of a little four-pot.  No wonder PO calls it fast!


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

Do be careful Eddy of any Claptrap the vendor may feed you!

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:58 PM

Defo 136hp for these

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

How Much??????? Bloody hell, really? I was impressed enough with 136 out of a little four-pot. No wonder PO calls it fast!


There was turbo and non-turbo. Wonder which this is?

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:06 PM

Aha, that might explain it.  There was no mention of a turbo in the listing, so it's probably safe to assume it doesn't have one.  Note, this logic doesn't necessarily apply to all circumstances.


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

Yeah they never sold a turbo/automatic combo

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:45 PM

Looks really nice BTW. I reckon this has far more appeal and long-term prospects than the 213!!!! Good luck!
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