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Old 15th April 2017, 15:47   #21
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Thanks for this Ian. The first one you've listed does indeed look like a dealer launch car. I cannot check the second one without a registration number.

As for the debate on OVP, whenever repairs and/or restoration are required on any other car, after many views are aired the conclusion is nearly always:
  • "It's the owner's car so it's up to them what they do with it"
  • "The work costs more than the car is worth"

Perhaps we should be considering why these principles don't seem to apply to Christopher and OVP?

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Old 15th April 2017, 15:52   #22
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They are a Rover 75 wheel Ian
They look like 16" Cross Spokes.
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Old 23rd April 2017, 16:51   #23
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There are a lot of trees round there and they do make a difference. My bus is in a yard surrounded by trees and it slowly turns green over the winter.

I don't know if OVP is there regularly. Like I say, it's only five minutes away but I don't normally go that way. I will do so more often now. I think Reebs is over Hedge End way about six miles from here so I don't think it's him unless he's visiting.

As for 'restoration' I'm one of the leave it alone brigade. It has a few knocks and scratches but most of those will have happened within Longbridge. You can't buy history like that.

I was just pleased to see it's still around.
Nice to see OVP spotted you'll be pleased to know it's running taxed MOTed and insured and used quite regularly - it is more or less living in Southampton - as is my 75 and my ZT and my MGF (number 29 off production line and pristine). Actually just before I went overseas (I'm just back) I jumped in OVP and steering went heavy - snapped power steering belt (now ordered).

The 75 is with space saver as last I drove down to Soton I spotted a rather dangerous looking "crack" in the tyre and took wheel off as a precaution still need the cash to buy to fronts.

As for their state of unwash ... with 4 cars on the road, all needing bits done to them, my working 100 hour weeks and away more often than not I just don't have the time ... you should see my ZT which is my work horse, almost 250,000 miles and a joy to drive with all its 190+ ��

I do have plans to get ovp sprayed up I've been slowly doing all the little niggly bits (still have a faulty fuel gauge I can't get to the bottom of!)

My F, on the other hand, is under the car port washed and covered. 1 out of 5 isn't too bad! ����
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... still have a faulty fuel gauge I can't get to the bottom of! ..
There is a technical section you know! I'm sure that T-Cut will be able to offer some suggestions.

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Old 24th April 2017, 03:51   #25
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Nice to see OVP spotted you'll be pleased to know it's running taxed MOTed and insured and used quite regularly - it is more or less living in Southampton - as is my 75 and my ZT and my MGF (number 29 off production line and pristine). Actually just before I went overseas (I'm just back) I jumped in OVP and steering went heavy - snapped power steering belt (now ordered).

The 75 is with space saver as last I drove down to Soton I spotted a rather dangerous looking "crack" in the tyre and took wheel off as a precaution still need the cash to buy to fronts.

As for their state of unwash ... with 4 cars on the road, all needing bits done to them, my working 100 hour weeks and away more often than not I just don't have the time ... you should see my ZT which is my work horse, almost 250,000 miles and a joy to drive with all its 190+ ��

I do have plans to get ovp sprayed up I've been slowly doing all the little niggly bits (still have a faulty fuel gauge I can't get to the bottom of!)

My F, on the other hand, is under the car port washed and covered. 1 out of 5 isn't too bad! ����
Know the feeling, my wife seems to enjoy making them dirty or bringing me problems just when ive one sorted, clean or touched up!
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As this film been posted before ? S525OVP is being used in it's demo throughout the film for can bus fault finding etc.

https://youtu.be/H9kyKMyu8Eg
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Indeed, that video is one in a series of four and OVP pops up a few times in them, I have gathered together all the appearances as well as her featuring roles as a police car in Silent Witness, Murphyís Law, New Tricks and Ultimate Force.

The car is very much being spruced up as we speak at long last, and in the next couple of months Iím aiming to give folk a rather nice update on her restoration
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Indeed, that video is one in a series of four and OVP pops up a few times in them, I have gathered together all the appearances as well as her featuring roles as a police car in Silent Witness, Murphyís Law, New Tricks and Ultimate Force.

The car is very much being spruced up as we speak at long last, and in the next couple of months Iím aiming to give folk a rather nice update on her restoration
Update canít be far off then Paul,is it imminent?
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Old 27th August 2018, 22:33   #29
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Working on an update this week Les, 7 weeks abroad followed by the last two weeks in Wales inc the National meet yesterday have stopped me.
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Update canít be far off then Paul,is it imminent?
Update is finally ready Les

Full thread of it's recovery here
S525 OVP - Restoration: The Long Road Back

and associated comments thread here

S525 OVP - Restoration Comments Thread

and a potted history of the car's life here

OVP The Club Car - It's History
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