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Old 19th November 2021, 10:56   #1
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To cut a long story short. In August my daughters took me to visit The Great British Car Journey, a motoring museum which has opened this year not far from where we live in Derby. Thought I'd be there for an hour or so - ended up being the last to leave after nearer three hours. Rekindled my enthusiasm for motoring days past and had already decided before we came home that my next car would be a bit different, something that would be well looked after, properly serviced, and hopefully end its days in a motoring museum itself, rather than a scrapyard. But which car to buy?
The family then bought me a copy of July's Practical Classics meagazine as it had a big article about the museum. Very interesting, and I hope it encourages a few people to visit the museum - well worth it .Also very interesting was an article on page 88 by Keith Adams ''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made''. I was immediately struck by his enthusiasm for the vehicle. Did a lot of research, which was where this forum came in. Time and time again it popped up in internet searches and I was impressed by the sheer amount of knowledge and informatiom and the members' willingness to kelp each other.
So thanks to the museum, Keith's article, and this forum, after weeks of searching I bought NU53 FTV yesterday from a very helpful dealer and clearly a 75 enthusiast himself. She's a dark blue auto diesel tourer. As far as I can gather, she was bought new in 2003 by a gentleman in his seventies., who kept her until fairly recently when he had to give up motoring. Clearly well looked after from the service records, she appears to have spent most of her previous life in the Whitby/Scarborough area, having been regularly serviced there by the same two garages.If anyone knows her from her time there I'd be interested.
''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made'' Keith - you're right.

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Old 19th November 2021, 11:40   #2
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To cut a long story short. In August my daughters took me to visit The Great British Car Journey, a motoring museum which has opened this year not far from where we live in Derby. Thought I'd be there for an hour or so - ended up being the last to leave after nearer three hours. Rekindled my enthusiasm for motoring days past and had already decided before we came home that my next car would be a bit different, something that would be well looked after, properly serviced, and hopefully end its days in a motoring museum itself, rather than a scrapyard. But which car to buy?
The family then bought me a copy of July's Practical Classics meagazine as it had a big article about the museum. Very interesting, and I hope it encourages a few people to visit the museum - well worth it .Also very interesting was an article on page 88 by Keith Adams ''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made''. I was immediately struck by his enthusiasm for the vehicle. Did a lot of research, which was where this forum came in. Time and time again it popped up in internet searches and I was impressed by the sheer amount of knowledge and informatiom and the members' twillingness to kelp each other.
So thanks to the museum, Keith's article, and this forum, after weeks of searching I bought NU53 FTV yesterday from a very helpful dealer and clearly a 75 enthusiast himself. She's a dark blue auto diesel tourer. As far as I can gather, she was bought new in 2003 by a gentleman in his seventies., who kept her until fairly recently when he had to give up motoring. Clearly well looked after from the service records, she appears to have spent most of her previous life in the Whitby/Scarborough area, having been regularly serviced there by the same two garages.If anyone knows her from her time there I'd be interested.
''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made'' Keith - you're right.
You're in the right place for all matters MG and 75 related, welcome to the madhouse.
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Old 19th November 2021, 13:04   #3
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My wife and I traveled up to Derbyshire back in September, lovely part of the country, but primarily to visit the Great British Car Journey, as a birthday treat for me.
Can highly recommend it, even my wife enjoyed it and she's no petrol head like me!
We stayed at the Hurt Arms Hotel, 5 minutes away from the museum, can highly recommend that place too.
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Old 19th November 2021, 14:34   #4
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Welcome from a fellow Derby owner

It's on my to do list to visit the museum,I pass it regularly.
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Great place to visit.
Nice thing is, you can for a small fee, have a drive in a car of your choice.
I chose to drive the Sunbeam Rapier convertible, a car owned way back in the 1960's.
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well done Steve for having picked up SEVEN thanks for your very first post by some of the regulars on the forum.---
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To cut a long story short. In August my daughters took me to visit The Great British Car Journey, a motoring museum which has opened this year not far from where we live in Derby. Thought I'd be there for an hour or so - ended up being the last to leave after nearer three hours. Rekindled my enthusiasm for motoring days past and had already decided before we came home that my next car would be a bit different, something that would be well looked after, properly serviced, and hopefully end its days in a motoring museum itself, rather than a scrapyard. But which car to buy?
The family then bought me a copy of July's Practical Classics meagazine as it had a big article about the museum. Very interesting, and I hope it encourages a few people to visit the museum - well worth it .Also very interesting was an article on page 88 by Keith Adams ''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made''. I was immediately struck by his enthusiasm for the vehicle. Did a lot of research, which was where this forum came in. Time and time again it popped up in internet searches and I was impressed by the sheer amount of knowledge and informatiom and the members' willingness to kelp each other.
So thanks to the museum, Keith's article, and this forum, after weeks of searching I bought NU53 FTV yesterday from a very helpful dealer and clearly a 75 enthusiast himself. She's a dark blue auto diesel tourer. As far as I can gather, she was bought new in 2003 by a gentleman in his seventies., who kept her until fairly recently when he had to give up motoring. Clearly well looked after from the service records, she appears to have spent most of her previous life in the Whitby/Scarborough area, having been regularly serviced there by the same two garages.If anyone knows her from her time there I'd be interested.
''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made'' Keith - you're right.
Really interesting to read your post, Steve - warm welcome to the Club - hope you enjoy your car as much as I enjoy mine 😊.

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To cut a long story short. In August my daughters took me to visit The Great British Car Journey, a motoring museum which has opened this year not far from where we live in Derby. Thought I'd be there for an hour or so - ended up being the last to leave after nearer three hours. Rekindled my enthusiasm for motoring days past and had already decided before we came home that my next car would be a bit different, something that would be well looked after, properly serviced, and hopefully end its days in a motoring museum itself, rather than a scrapyard. But which car to buy?
The family then bought me a copy of July's Practical Classics meagazine as it had a big article about the museum. Very interesting, and I hope it encourages a few people to visit the museum - well worth it .Also very interesting was an article on page 88 by Keith Adams ''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made''. I was immediately struck by his enthusiasm for the vehicle. Did a lot of research, which was where this forum came in. Time and time again it popped up in internet searches and I was impressed by the sheer amount of knowledge and informatiom and the members' willingness to kelp each other.
So thanks to the museum, Keith's article, and this forum, after weeks of searching I bought NU53 FTV yesterday from a very helpful dealer and clearly a 75 enthusiast himself. She's a dark blue auto diesel tourer. As far as I can gather, she was bought new in 2003 by a gentleman in his seventies., who kept her until fairly recently when he had to give up motoring. Clearly well looked after from the service records, she appears to have spent most of her previous life in the Whitby/Scarborough area, having been regularly serviced there by the same two garages.If anyone knows her from her time there I'd be interested.
''The 75 is one of the best British cars ever made'' Keith - you're right.
Welcome to this wonderful place, you are quite correct, the Rover 75 is indeed a great car, it always was, designed well and built very well, to last, unfortunately they people in charge had other ideas, and they set the scene for failure, the morons that are the British car journalist just killed it off, by their relentless criticisms ( as if they actually know anything about building cars!).
Find a well maintained one, treat it well and you will enjoy a great car.
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Welcome to this wonderful place, you are quite correct, the Rover 75 is indeed a great car, it always was, designed well and built very well, to last, unfortunately they people in charge had other ideas, and they set the scene for failure, the morons that are the British car journalist just killed it off, by their relentless criticisms ( as if they actually know anything about building cars!).
Find a well maintained one, treat it well and you will enjoy a great car.

Don't forget the biggest morons of all - the successive governments and the public for not supporting the car industry. We must not be selective.
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