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Old 22nd July 2021, 09:46   #1
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geez, i got down to one zt and sold my 3 rover 75s.
Thought i had moved on buying a jeep grand cherokee and love that car BUT
i have just seen a Dover white 2005 rover 75 diesel with 135,000km on it in great condition. Ex local rover club guy over here.
He wants top $ for it but boy its a nice car!!
Very tempted-
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Old 22nd July 2021, 10:32   #2
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Go on, you know you want to…..
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Old 22nd July 2021, 10:34   #3
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...and they are becoming hard to find!!
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Old 22nd July 2021, 11:03   #4
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Very much so. I believe, anecdotally, that our car values are quietly going north. Becoming a classic takes time of course!
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Old 23rd July 2021, 12:16   #5
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Can relate!

Following some issues earlier in the year I put my 75 on SORN and laid her up in a relatives garage.
With a baby only a few months old, I needed a solid car so I then proceeded to buy a 2019 Mazda 6 - literally the only modern car that took my fancy.

Its brilliant, and a joy to drive.

But I miss my 75 and every day I just can't stop thinking about getting her out and back on the road.
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Old 23rd July 2021, 20:26   #6
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Very much so. I believe, anecdotally, that our car values are quietly going north. Becoming a classic takes time of course!

I am still looking and can confirn that is true. I am magic at selling cars at the nadir of their worth and actually gave away a vgc 1966 Minor in the 80's, sold a 2CV for peanuts a decade later, along with a Granada. More recently I sold a 1996 Celica for £900 that would cost me 5x that to buy back and even more recently (2016) I sold a Cherokee 1998 4.0 for £350 just to get shut quick, that same car would now go for £3k+!


Oddball or good looking cars (that I like to have around as a 2nd car) will always reach a point when demand outstrips supply, that's why I bought an unmolested 1992 Eunos 4 years ago and won't sell it. I'd also like a Toyota Rav4 MK1 but in the last 12 months prices for these have absolutely rocketed. As a 75 owner you might not feel it, but as a wannabe one I can feel that the prices are going to rocket within 2/3 years.
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Old 23rd July 2021, 21:12   #7
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geez, i got down to one zt and sold my 3 rover 75s.
Thought i had moved on buying a jeep grand cherokee and love that car BUT
i have just seen a Dover white 2005 rover 75 diesel with 135,000km on it in great condition. Ex local rover club guy over here.
He wants top $ for it but boy its a nice car!!
Very tempted-
Imagine seeing someone else in that car, you know it's yours and money is a fleeting thing that cannot buy happiness.
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Old 24th July 2021, 00:23   #8
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i think if i got this car it would be a keeper and probably garaged as it is in great condition. Problem is you can only drive one car at a time!!
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Old 24th July 2021, 01:05   #9
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geez, i got down to one zt and sold my 3 rover 75s.
Thought i had moved on buying a jeep grand cherokee and love that car BUT
i have just seen a Dover white 2005 rover 75 diesel with 135,000km on it in great condition. Ex local rover club guy over here.
He wants top $ for it but boy its a nice car!!
Very tempted-
Hello, I understand how you feel. I own 3 Rover 75s.

Despite the problems I have on the V6 I have trouble getting rid of it.
I even wanted to replace it with a Jaguar S type.

But for now, I’m still in love with my Rover.
Goodbye gentlemen.
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Old 24th July 2021, 10:54   #10
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Hello, I understand how you feel. I own 3 Rover 75s.

Despite the problems I have on the V6 I have trouble getting rid of it.
I even wanted to replace it with a Jaguar S typ.
I part exchanged a Jaguar S Type for my mongram ZT and very glad I did (2013). Never did get on with the S Type, unlike most cars I have owned. Still have 9 Jags. but no S Types.
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