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L565 TAP Rover 416. Looking for some history.


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#1 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:00 PM

As title.
This is now officially mine. Lovely looking car that has clearly been cared for in the past. Collected and driven the 270 miles home. Am just trying to piece together the history of the car as it came with little. Was owned previously by Danny Hopkins of Practical Classics magazine and Pandamonium of this place. Purplebargeken was the latest custodian.
It has been lowered, drastically. To the point that it is almost undriveable on the shite roads around Beard Towers. Although some new springs were in the boot.
As a Rover apologist and fan I would love to learn any history of this fine 1993 steed.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:42 PM

Are you going to put it back to normal height then.  I'd love to do that to a car, some kind of weird satisfaction!



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:02 PM

https://cazana.com/uk/car/L565TAP


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:39 AM

Are you going to put it back to normal height then.  I'd love to do that to a car, some kind of weird satisfaction!

It has been done.
Normal ride height accomplished! Now rides smoothly over bumps without shaking teeth loose.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:56 AM

Still playing cam belt roulette as yet though. Hopefully it has been done since 2003, which is the last evidence* in the service history.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:20 AM

I have the original wheel trims for this in my garage (from when I was looking at getting an R8), so if you would be interested in having them for the postage price, please let me know.
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#8 OFFLINE   Bobthebeard

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:30 AM

I have the original wheel trims for this in my garage (from when I was looking at getting an R8), so if you would be interested in having them for the postage price, please let me know.

It had alloys (from a later car I assume) fitted and the original wheels are long gone. (Also the spare wheel is marked up as GM, but sort of fits in an emergency.)
But thanks anyway!
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:54 AM

Alloys are from a 25/45 around 2000.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

Now pressed into daily service owing to a scary 'almost fail to stop' moment in the Saab 9-5. Car pulled out in front of me at the weekend resulting in an emergency stop, at slowish speed. The Saab stopped just in time with the pedal on the floor. Burst flexi hose. Glad it happened when it did with me driving, and not with Mrs Beard on the motorway.
All four flexis now to be renewed, despite no obvious signs of deterioration.
Anyhoo,
The Rover (Rhonda) is a fantastic car to drive on the daily grind. Eager, responsive and fun. Plus great visibility resulting from the many windows and slim door pillars.
Have said it before, but car design (mostly) by the 1990's was as good as it gets in many ways.
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1993 Rover 416 SI
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0t Auto Convertible
2002 Saab 9-5 2.3t Auto Estate

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

Am just trying to piece together the history of the car as it came with little. Was owned previously by Danny Hopkins of Practical Classics magazine and Pandamonium of this place. Purplebargeken was the latest custodian.
As a Rover apologist and fan I would love to learn any history of this fine 1993 steed.

 

Prior to Danny Hopkins it was Craig Cheetham.  This was confirmed in the magazine August 2017:

https://www.pressrea...281694024816713

 

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Craig is on Honest John, ARonline etc


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:17 PM

Prior to Craig Cheetham, there was this West Sussex trader's advert from January 2016

 

https://www.gumtree....993-/1179254001

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3 OWNERS FROM NEW, PART EXCHANGE TO CLEAR, SERVICE HISTORY / Call us : 01273 493806
Mileage 58000 miles

 


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:07 PM

Alloys are from a 25/45 around 2000.

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Coronet Alloys.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

Looks great! I never imagined it would look good at normal height  


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:46 PM

Swap for a ZT? ;)   :)


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:56 PM

That looks much better. 


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:18 PM

Alloys are indeed from a 2001 Rover 25 that was being banger raced. I paid the princely sun of 40 quid - with tyres and nuts.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:20 PM

And the spare is an Astra GTE alloy i found. I cant guarantee the tyre is any good!
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:52 AM

I loved the lowered look but the standard set up is great too, plus better on your spine too I imagine :)


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:11 AM

It is still 35mm lower than standard. The shiny red springs supplied in a box in the boot were actually lowering springs. I just read the box! The original springs had just been chopped. Drastically. Much better now though. Quite comfy and spine/teeth intact.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

And the spare is an Astra GTE alloy i found. I cant guarantee the tyre is any good!

It isn't. Multiple punctures and tread separating a bit*. :-)
Budget tyre to be fitted soon.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:48 PM

Yeah, they were the springs i was going to fit. 

Did the cv joint ever get done? 


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:54 PM

It did. At the same time as the springs were done.
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