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Old 13th May 2022, 12:47   #1
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Hi everyone, thank you for letting me join the group. At present I am renovating a 1938 Morris 8 Tourer. I am sadly needing to sell my caravan and thus I will not need a 4x4. Now is my chance to look for a 75. I preferably want a V6. But which one and what year. I need you to guide me through the minefield. Many thanks for your help.
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Old 13th May 2022, 13:05   #2
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Hello Mick, welcome along, you will find a lot of different opinions here as most members have their favourites! What we all agree on though is the 75 is a lovely machine.

The v6 is a nice smooth unit, make sure you buy one with a history of the timing belts being changed or negotiate around £600 off the price if they haven't been done as that is approx the cost to change them using good quality components.

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Late V6s (06 plate) fall into the very nippy tax band, £615! As Andy (trikey) says the main thing is service history, primarily the timing belts, They're due to be changed every 90k miles or 6 years, if they're due you need to budget £600 to get them done. Quite a few 75s and ZTs (all models) are falling foul of rear suspension arm corrosion now, they are replaceable but not a cheap (or easy) job.
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I would not rule out a 1.8k. It's a beautifully balanced car to drive.

Here's a relevant thread from a few years ago

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...+driver+frugal
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I would not rule out a 1.8k. It's a beautifully balanced car to drive.
I had both the 1.8 (75) and the 1.8T (ZT). The 1.8 is a good car and will get you there just not in a hurry, the 1.8T has more get up and go. Provided the car has been looked after there's no need to get concerned about the much hyped head gasket issues.
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My 1.8 gets me there in just as much of a hurry as l happen to be in.

Though at the moment she's sitting outside waiting for a clutch slave cylinder, the achilles heel of the manual 75. Again though, it's nothing to fuss over but if you like auto's then factor it into your considerations.
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Is it definitely a 75 you're after? I know of a lovely ZT 190 that's available
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I preferably want a V6. But which one and what year.
Hello Mick and .

Here's some bedtime reading for you; an ultimate buyers' guide compiled by a member.

As far as V6 choice is concerned, it's largely a case of aesthetics. The original concept was classical and graceful with some unusual paint (Primrose yellow, Atlantic blue, Dorchester red) and optional trim colours (blue, green or aubergine) in the early years.
If you prefer a more contemporary look, consider the facelift cars.

As far as performance, handling and ride quality are concerned there's something for everyone within the Rover and MG marques.
Most V6s are 2.5 litres but a 2.0 litre version was produced in the early years which, by all accounts, is for those who like revvy engines!

The club traditionally holds an annual meeting and, if this event returns this year, that would be the perfect place to view the wide variety of cars on offer and talk to the owners.

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