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by mjc9967
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010
Replies: 122
Views: 28437

Re: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010

Thanks Tom, I don't often see it zinging like that so had to snap it!
by mjc9967
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010
Replies: 122
Views: 28437

Re: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010

Am having a flurry of pictures these last few days, this time because I couldn't ignore the sun on the car in the work car park :D

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by mjc9967
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: A brace of Mk1c's

Had a go at a little night photography just now:

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It could be my screen but I'd say the nightfire is a little more deep and rich in real life...
by mjc9967
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010
Replies: 122
Views: 28437

Re: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010

Thanks very much guys :D Just walked past them in the dark with low level artificial light, hope the camera captures the depth and travel in the nightfire here, I'd say it's slightly more zingier in the flesh (maybe its just my screen, yours might be better): https://s19.postimg.org/9r3r0fu0j/IMG_02...
by mjc9967
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: A brace of Mk1c's

What - non Rover wheels on an 800?? Go and wash your mouth out immediately! Interestingly, (to me only, prob!) my first ever R800 was an 89F reg 820Se manual saloon in Moonraker Blue as well. Had a couple of scuffs and scrapes, mainly on front bumper as I recall. Didn't hate it but didn't love it ei...
by mjc9967
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: A brace of Mk1c's

Ah yes, Caribbean Blue - like a blue version of nightfire. Never owned that colour but did see one Mk1 f/back (820Si or SLi I think it was) at auction back in the day and boy it looked good! I always thought Quicksilver on a Mk1 was pretty good, until I briefly owned one, then did not like it so muc...
by mjc9967
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: A brace of Mk1c's

Well, yes, but my nightfire car is prob in better condition having been fully restored a few years back and I can't remember the last time anyone seemed to visibly notice it when I was out and about in it. Same for my green Mk2, which is probably in the best condition of the 3 cars. It's not an amaz...
by mjc9967
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: A brace of Mk1c's

That all sound eminently reasonable Dave. The shame in this case is it is actually a cracking colour in the flesh - this car turns way more heads than my others, have had people stop in their tracks, change direction, stand in the middle of the road looking as I drive away around a curve in the road...
by mjc9967
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: A brace of Mk1c's

Interestingly Dave my much lamented previous Nordic Blue Mk1 owned 1993-96 (identical to the one here except manual) was a fleet car for its first 3yrs before I got it, so you never know...

You thinking how would anyone making a personal brand new purchase have enough info to order it themselves?
by mjc9967
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: A brace of Mk1c's
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

A brace of Mk1c's

Repeating post from my "Your Cars" thread here in case anyone misses it there, and because it also contains my recently acquired Nordic Blue car*: Just had the bucket and sponges out (and a bit of interior cleaner for the red car), here are some results showing both my Mk1 H reg 820i's together - I...
by mjc9967
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010
Replies: 122
Views: 28437

Re: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010

Just had the bucket and sponges out (and a bit of interior cleaner for the red car), here are some results showing both my Mk1 H reg 820i's together - I know, what are the chances of having 2 identical ones? https://s19.postimg.cc/bkmovnrcz/IMG_0231.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/bpv1it0tv/IMG_0232.jpg ...
by mjc9967
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010
Replies: 122
Views: 28437

Re: Mark's 1991H MK1 820i Auto F/B in Nightfire RESTORED NOV2010

Thanks Marc, have been watching your cars for a good while now hoping mine might one day get near to how they look :)
by mjc9967
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Outdoor Car Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Outdoor Car Cover

Hi All,

Looking for recommendations for a good car cover for a R800 please.

Ease of buying would be one consideration, eg Halfords rather than mail order, ideas on type and suitable size woul dbe appreciated.

Many thanks,
by mjc9967
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mark's 1999V 825 Sterling Auto Saloon in BRG
Replies: 94
Views: 14655

Re: Mark's 1999V 825 Sterling Auto Saloon in BRG

Cheers Tom, it was looking absolutely cracking, though I cannot take much of the credit, they had kindly polished it for me so not the work of my own hand :oops:
by mjc9967
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: breaking atlantic blue Mk1 with blue interior.
Replies: 23
Views: 4077

Re: breaking atlantic blue Mk1 with blue interior.

Dave no1: thanks anyway
Dave no2: I think I have found a non sensor expansion tank now, thanks v much, will come back to you if it does not come off.

(Too many Daves!)