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August 2013

My Pampered Lady by Graham1961

I’ve owned quite a few cars since I started my driving career in 1978; these have included several Rovers, a Metro, a 214SLi and my current Rover 75 Connoisseur SE 1.8.

I had always admired the Rover 75 from the day it was released onto the market and I promised myself that I would have one someday.

Shortly after MG-Rover folded in 2005 I saw a 2004 registered Rover 75 finished in Firefrost for sale at the Bass Rock Garage in North Berwick, I just knew I had to have it. After a rather heavy raid on all available finances it was mine.

Even after eight years I still absolutely love this car, I’ve spent a great deal of money on her fitting extras and Project Drive reversal, including the following:

• Manual rear window blind
• Walnut gear lever knob
• Croft's door finishers
• Symphony head unit with cd auto-changer
• Cowley rear pillar finishers
• Carpeted heather kick panels
• Door torpedo badges
• Gerry T-piece
• Chrome bullet mirrors
• Real walnut dashboard
• Boot nets
• Boot lid mounted warning triangle
• Walnut and smokestone steering wheel
• Rover embossed headrests
• Cubby box rechargeable torch
• Cubby box 12 volt auxiliary socket
• Club badge on grille
• Waxoyled

The car has only done 37,500 miles and has a full service history (twice a year). Despite the low mileage, I have kept every receipt and old road tax discs which are stored in a Rover branded leather zipped folder. Hopefully I intend to keep this car for as long as possible.

My 75 now lives in semi-retirement, normally only venturing out for pleasure during the summer months, to be honest it’s become rather pampered.

Article written by member Graham1961

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