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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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Engine is the T-series NA (that pulls very well), not the kettle.


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


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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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:





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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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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Ok will do it as roffle


Be quick before I change my mind !


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11. -Iamgroot

12. -TheDoctor

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15. -fairkens

16. -inconsistant

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39. - Andyrew

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41. -marm

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56. -Mr_Bo11ox

57. -Snagglepuss

58. -Marm

59. -Rod/b

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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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In Remainerspeakese:

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



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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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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


(also posted on the MGF roffle topic)



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