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Car Of The Month :
December 2015

'Solar Flare' by Trebor

I bought my Solar Red ZT 190 on 15 October 2011 from an eBay dealer, the inlet manifold was rattling so that was my first job and since then I have done a few other modifications as listed below, the biggest of which was an LPG conversion courtesy of another member Bernard LPG. When running on petrol the car was getting approx 25mpg but following the conversion the car now does an equivalent 45mpg, so I can still hear the throaty roar of the 2.5 V6 engine without it now costing too much!

The car has only covered 72,000 miles which for its age is an average of about 5,000 per year and a lot of its service history has been done by MG Rover, there is even a service stamp from the factory at Longbridge shown as "Phoenix Venture Motors Ltd" when it had done 15,000 miles.

I also have a Pearl Black 75 CDTi which is my daily runner to and from work leaving my wife to have the pleasure of driving the ZT. I also organise the "hand’s on" Midlands Nano Meets where all 75/ZT owners are most welcome. The car featured in the 2014 club calendar as "Miss March" with the picture below taken at Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog, North Wales

My MG ZT 190+ Factory Build Data:

14 Digit VIN: RJXLFF2D252508
Factory: Longbridge
Off assembly date: 2002-03-27
Off assembly time: 07:47:41
Registered : 2002-4-8
Brochure model code: RJXLF
Brochure model desc: ZT M2 Saloon 2.5 KV6 (190)
Sales model derivative: RNZLF
Sales model derivative desc: MG ZT + 190
Model year: 2002
Home export: HOME
Exterior paint: Solar Red
Interior trim: Ash / Red / Green - Red Insert
Engine: 2500 NA 190Bhp
Trim level: TL 7.1 (M2)
Bodytype: ZT
Manual auto: M
Hand of drive: RHD

My MG ZT 190+ Standard Specification:

• Philips ‘Harmony’ double din Radio/ Cassette/ CD
• Up & down only front headrests
• Space saver spare wheel
• Front Fog Lamps
• Black ZT Rear Badge
• Folding Rear Seat With Through Load Space Flap (Saloon)
• Message centre highline instrument pack including trip computer
• Auto-dimming rear view mirror
• Rear parking aid
• Rain sensing wipers
• Electric Rear Windows
• Sports Suspension
• ITS- Side head impact airbags
• Electric Sunroof
• Boot Mounted “Wing” Spoiler
• 18” Straights Alloy Wheels
• Uprated Chassis & Ventilated Rear Disc Brakes
• ATC Dual Zone Climate Control (including rear passenger Vents)
• Electric Rear Windows
• 6 CD Multi Changer
• On road price : £22,095

My MG ZT 190+ Modifications added by me:

• Replaced inlet manifold
• Plenum Spyhole Mod
• Bonnet Release Mod
• Sunroof Drain Mod
• New Red Monaco Front Seat Covers
• First Aid Kit in rear armrest
• Illuminated warning triangle in boot
• Handbrake Compensator Mod
• Painted Engine Cover
• Aftermarket heated seats
• LPG conversion
• Electric Rear Sunblind

Article written by member Trebor

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