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April 2015

'A Symphony In Green' by Duotone

I bought my British Racing Green, with sandstone interior, Rover 75 Connoisseur SE diesel automatic during December of 2012, it was pretty standard being a 54 plate 2004 facelift model.

My idea was to Duotone the tourer and the first job was to have been the lower half re-sprayed in Arbour Green, the original MG-Rover factory colour scheme. However before I could start, as I had decided to at the same time turn my tourer into a Mk 1, I had to source replacement front and rear bumpers, projector headlamps plus tailgate filler piece.

Once fitted it was off to the paint shop for partial re-spray in Arbour Green

Back home again ten days later, now just a case of refitting the parts.

I had also decided to fit cruise control, rain sensing wipers plus a message centre IPK, however as the windscreen had a small crack it was replaced and fitted with a rain sensor. A T4 session was required to enable the cruise control, the rain sensing wipers and the message centre so a visit to Marinabrian and all was well.

A manual rear blind was fitted together with four serpent alloy wheels and chrome bullet door mirrors.

A fuel burning heater was purchased and fitted, then later upgraded with the facility to allow switching on by text message. More recently Iíve also fitted a push button timer with a run time of twenty minutes duration.

Iíve also installed a double din head unit plus have fitted reversing and front facing cameras.

I managed to source a deep sea green carpet and fitted it together with heater closure panels to match

My car was chosen as one of the exhibits to represent the Club at the Classic Motor Show held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham during November of 2013.

I was lucky enough to find a deep sea green interior and fitted it to complete the transition. I can now say itís finally finished.

Article written by member Duotone

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