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  1. Yes crown alloys [emoji108] For me this is the perfect spec of 75. Pre project drive (although Longbridge built), Connie SE with all the toys and the 15" crown wheels. I've had 17" serpent wheels on a previous 75 but they really do affect the ride quality. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Update, although there's not all that much to update. The car has seen me through a job change recently, which has meant racking up a few miles and a few day trips etc... We're now sitting at 115,550 miles and running beautifully. I think I'm ready to turn my attention to the cosmetic issues that require sorting. It needs a new front and rear bumper due to previous (bodged?) repairs by (or on behalf of) the previous owner. However Damson red wasn't exactly the most common colour and finding bumpers with the correct holes for headlamp washers & rear parking sensors is proving difficult. I also need a couple of interior bits - namely the kick strips that are renowned for coming away as people enter and exit the vehicle. One day it'll be one of the best 75s still on the road. On the whole, I don't think he's looking too shabby...
  3. All did not end well. It was left parked while I was at work and I came back to find the whole side of the car had been opened up - like a massive tin opened had driven past it. I suspect farm machinery or the back of a lorry's trailer etc... Sold the car for peanuts to a guy off here (can't remember the name). Seems to have been MOT'd since then so it lives in somewhere. My goodness I want another Volvo Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. Mine tend to do a month on / month off so I don't have to pay tax on both at the same time. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. My other half has sort of half been thinking about learning to drive. I'm all for this, for obvious collectioneering benefits. What put her off before was not having a car to practise with in between lessons, so I began my search... Interestingly one of my twitter followers posted up an MG ZR that he had taken in part exchange and was looking to flip. After a few messages back and forth we decided that it sounded a pretty good car, and for the money he wanted, we'd be a bit stupid not to purchase it. So I now (sort of - it's her car really) own a 15 year old, automotive kettle! Despite the fact I'm physically way too tall for it and have to drive it with my knees round my ears, it's actually a decent car. It goes well, handles well and looks nice enough to invest some time in cleaning it up properly. It came with 60,000 miles and a massive wad of history (it was maintained at the garage where it was taken in part exchange), with no history of kettlement and no hint that its on the horizon either.
  6. Have a photo, because, well why not?!
  7. Blimey - haven’t updated this since last July. Good news: No breakdowns despite having out 4K miles on it since Gaydon last year. Bad news: 3 MOT failure items this year. To be honest it’s my own fault as I knew about all of them, but bunged it in for the test anyway. Windscreen washer pump had given up, a rear coil spring had cracked (I had heard it go BOING and assumed a spring had gone), and sill corrosion around the near side rear jacking point. All sorted as well as a full service and going over. Total spend now north of £6000 (including purchase) but I *think* it’s pretty much perfect, at least mechanically.
  8. Roverageous

    ULEZ

    I don’t drive into London, however I’ve run my 2001 V6 75 (auto) through the checker, et voila...
  9. Bruuuum, neooowwwww, beep, honk, BRUUUUUM.
  10. My KV6 powered long wheel base Rover 75 now has 170,000 miles on. That's 10k since November with 0 issues - pretty pleased with that.
  11. I was using this until mid January and then got bored so decided to use al length one for a while - which is now due for an MOT. So the limo got recommissioned today and my registration transferred onto it. All is well apart from the fact that the number plate supplier has sent me an illegally spaced plate, so we’ll see what he wants to do about that...
  12. Yesssss Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. The dashboard as seen from the rear seats of my long wheel base 75. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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