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Old 1st August 2020, 23:55   #1
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Default Have you ever rescued a Rover?

I come from a family where my dad has always had Rovers, and Iíve just turned 17 and Iíve bought the 75 connoisseur, 2004 in racing green (as a car for the future, to sorn and keep safe). This takes the current Rover tally on my drive to 3 haha. So i was wondering if anyone has bought a Rover, just because it was either going to be scrapped, or sold to the wrong owner and restored it back to its former glory.

I bought mine about a month ago, and Iíve already began restoration work on it. It passed its MOT last week, and has been serviced. Itís currently got a leak and is being repaired at a garage. But the owner who previously had it literally just put petrol in it and went, he wasnít a car guy. It needs a lot of work doing to get it perfect, but itís not a rust bucket or anything like that! Itís in, Iíd say average/slightly above average condition.

This is my car, donít let the rain fool you! It has scratches, dings and some very poorly done paint work repairs on it and will need a full respray. I recently started repairing the interior and as I said earlier itís in the garage at the minute. Iíll probably end up making a thread in all the things I do to it! But I couldnít let it fall into the wrong hands.


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Old 2nd August 2020, 08:11   #2
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To a point yes. I bought a Tourer a couple of years ago, I knew the clutch was duff but lots more was found to be wrong with it when I started work. Alas the Body shows signs of dings. These will be left but everything else except for water getting into the boot area has been fixed. Still trying to solve this. The car has cost too much money and I don't even like the damn colour.

What is the lead that it has?

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Old 2nd August 2020, 10:53   #3
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To a point yes. I bought a Tourer a couple of years ago, I knew the clutch was duff but lots more was found to be wrong with it when I started work. Alas the Body shows signs of dings. These will be left but everything else except for water getting into the boot area has been fixed. Still trying to solve this. The car has cost too much money and I don't even like the damn colour.

What is the lead that it has?

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A water leak.

When I bought it the cap didnít come off to see how much was in and it was very dirty, I bought a new unit, pulled the other one off to see it was completely dry! Fortunately the owner before had only done about 300 miles in it this year, because he owns a motor home and uses that, but if he did use the rover then the engine wouldíve fried!

The garage who serviced and MOTd it suspect itís something to do with the water gasket, so itís going to be sorted and back home in the coming days.


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Old 2nd August 2020, 13:07   #4
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What a relief. I thought you'd rescued a dog.
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Yes I have........the very reason I've ended up with so many, ooops!
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Yes I have........the very reason I've ended up with so many, ooops!

How many do you have? 👀


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Is that a coronation street joke? Hahaha 👀😂


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A while ago, got wind of a 75 that was going to scrap. Belonged to an elderly gent who'd passed away, and his family couldn't get rid of it, so were offering it to the scrapper. As it was local, I went to have a look and offered double what the scrap man offered. Secured the car and brought it home

BRG with 16,000 miles only
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A while ago, got wind of a 75 that was going to scrap. Belonged to an elderly gent who'd passed away, and his family couldn't get rid of it, so were offering it to the scrapper. As it was local, I went to have a look and offered double what the scrap man offered. Secured the car and brought it home

BRG with 16,000 miles only

How couldnít they sell a 75 with 16,000 miles!

Great find and well done.


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Yes I have........the very reason I've ended up with so many, ooops!

Amen to that!!
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