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#1 OFFLINE   flat4alfa

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:39 PM

Had this two years, spent plenty but not really used it enough

Need space for the Safrane and the Princess isn't getting touched.

Jumped in it this morning after weeks on not use and drove it across town, neh trouble - unlike the Safrane.

1993 Rover 420 SLi

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Good:
Engine is the T-series NA (that pulls very well), not the kettle.
IT HAS HUMP ON THE BONNET
Keeps great temp
No smoke
No clutch slip
Gearbox changes great
Nightfire Red
Contrasting beige dash
Beige LEATHER sourced and fitted specially
Working windows
Working sunroof
Did I mention IT HAS HUMP ON THE BONNET
One just of 54 left on the road
New rear calipers last year (pricey!) as it has discs all round - because 136bhp sports saloon effort
Both rear sills welded (properly and pro, not me) last year, was going to keep it forever, see
'Private' NI plate fitted
Witter Tow bar fitted
It's over 25 years old now. Where has time gone, eh

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Meh:
Minor oil leaks, because T-series TADS, due to lineage relation to B-series. Undertray fitted to catch the odd drip.
Stretched and stiff clutch cable, needs changing really.
Some giffer dinking, not much
Cambelt roulette due to age
Fresh dampers would pay dividends
It's not perfect, but what is?
I'm no mechanic, and don't pretend to be

It's done approx 116k, not that it matters at this money

Travelled 200 miles for it because colour scheme and nothing else was available - had to be a T-series, see. Survival rate is diabolical:

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MOT May but it's barely done a few hundred since the last

So how much for this Triumph Dolomite II / Triumph Acclaim MK3 ?

£600 please, I'm mugging myself as will never find another

Currently on super-cheap classic insurance

Where is it? You can smell Luton from here, that's where. M1 jns 9 or 11
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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:06 PM

Corrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:10 AM

that's a real 'honey'honey' as that band 'the slits' did sing....


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:33 AM

This would roffle in SECONDS. Tenner a ticket?
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:56 AM

This is a proper honey admittedly


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:09 AM

I'd buy two tickets.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:41 AM

Fuck me that is absolutely glorious! I'm admittedly very poor just now but would have at least two randoms while I tried to empty all known piggybanks.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:33 AM

Ooh that's classy, a lot of car for the money, I bet a 2 litre in these is fun.

Does Luton still smell of aviation fuel and GRP flamingoes?


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

Drove young daughter to school in it again, what am I doing. 

 

Values of these are criminal.  What if it was an Orion Ghia, I dread to think.

 

It's like buying a Dolomite 1850 HL, in 2005, for bicycle money.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:57 AM

Ok will do it as roffle

Be quick before I change my mind !

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:18 PM

No39 please.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:40 PM

Yep, 2 randoms please.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:55 PM

16 and 44 please!


924: Likely to dislove a bit slower than anything elas on my chod for a gran list

 

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:25 PM

47 please.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:32 PM

A random please, I have fond memories of these when new. A low spec one with plastic trims was the ultimate Q-Car.
To compare it with an Orion Ghia is underselling how good they were in period, BMW 325i would be more apt. And I don't really like FWD or Modern Rovers.
( how old does calling an R8 modern, make me sound?)
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:48 PM

Weren’t the 420 and 220 ridiculously quick for an old giffers car? I remember the diesel being sub 10 second. Would easily piss any equivalent Mk4 Golf GTI away at the lights.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

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Compression ratio: 10,1 :1
max power: 100 kW (136 hp)
max. torque: 185 Nm    <------  8)
max torque @ rpm: 2500
 
PERFORMANCE
top speed: 205 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8,8 s

 

 


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:40 PM

Sub nine seconds. Hawt!

And that leather too.

Go on then, one random
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:45 PM

25 and 45 please



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 03:24 PM

Weren’t the 420 and 220 ridiculously quick for an old giffers car? I remember the diesel being sub 10 second. Would easily piss any equivalent Mk4 Golf GTI away at the lights.

 

The ex-everyone Rover 220 I collected from Cheezey and drove down to the Lake District to relay to catsinthewelder (that's convoluted) is really nippy, it certainly overwhelmed the ditchfinders on the front wheels even in the dry.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

I’ll take a pair of randoms please

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 03:54 PM

Fuck knows what i’ll do if I win it, but still
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:04 PM

13 and 33 please.

 

It's by far the best colour Rover produced them in as well, looks a cracking car.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:57 PM

2 ransoms please.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:59 PM

Ooh, a random for me please!

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:38 PM

Surprised that nobody has jumped on this like a the last delicious sausage at a barbecue. Ive no room or need for something this awesome but I'll take a number to keep the roffle rolling.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

An MGF and a 420 both come up and me, serial MG-R licker, with an empty wallet, FFS.

 

I suppose the only consolation is it's staying in the fold so maybe I'll get a crack next time around

 

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:01 PM

Used to have a 220 GSi, loved it. Two randoms, preferably one winnah in there pls. tyvm.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:10 PM

stick me down on a random
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:49 PM

2 randoms please


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