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Hello :)

Post by RoverNick1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:27 am

Hello all,

Im a long time lurker and i finally decided to join.

My name is Nick and i have been a Rover lover for as long as i can remember. Im currently thinking about getting my first Rover and the mk1 800 fastback always looked the part. I am currently looking for one however finding one is difficult as im sure you guys are aware.

I look forward to getting to know you guys better,

Nick :)
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Post by SJG » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:16 pm

Welcome to the forum Nick, good luck with the search.
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Post by rovercoup » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:56 pm

Welcome nick

, hotfuzz has put up some very good possibilities.
Rover 827 Vitesse Fastback Mk1 89 (HNR)
Rover 827 Sterling saloon 90 auto (LMZ)
Rover 820 Coupe sport 94 (PMF)
Rover 827 Sterling Saloon 95 auto (COF)
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Post by CHR15E » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:19 pm

Welcome to the site. :)
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Post by RoverNick1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:32 pm

Thank you guys!
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Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:08 pm

Welcome aboard Nick!

There's a few Mk1 fastbacks around but some of them are right dogs in terms of bodywork. That said, they very often look the dogs danglies until you've had them a few months then turn out to be as rotten as a peach.

Check your prospective purchase very carefully! You might be better buying one that has some "honest patina" as the antique dealers call it and sorting whatever body problems yourself if your skills lie in that area or paying a reputable body shop to do it for you than buying one that looks like it has just come from the showroom.

If you wouldn't mind a saloon, Paul (mrpcpc) has a nice Mk1 827 ripe for light restoration. If memory serves it is an 827 SLi in Moonraker Blue.
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Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:15 pm

No, only just found the other thread Paul. The 820 SLi fastback looks a nice car, almost worth decapitating, renewing all 16 valves, valve guide seals, get the head skimmed (to be on the safe side) and renew the cam belt etc. Should be good for another 100k or so then, without too many worries.

Alterantively there#s that Shantung Gold (bronze) one that james125 or similar was asking about before he put it on the bay and then there's the gassed 827 saloon in Moonraker (?) Blue. Although i don't think i've ever seen the seller on here unless he uses another screen name, i do know he's an enthusiast and knows his stuff. He has also listed parts honestly in my experience, not that i've bought that many from him, but enough.

Out of the three cars though, i would probably go for the silver one on condition, the blue saloon as it's an 827 auto then the bronze because it's a saloon and auto. If it was purely a personal decision i.e. not suggesting to someone else which would probably be the best bet for them, it would be the 827 auto saloon every time. But i'm not buying anything, certainly not at the moment! Got enough to deal with on the beasts i currently own!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by traineefarmer » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:23 pm

Welcome, Nick. Are you NickTL on other forums?
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Post by RoverNick1 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:15 am

scoobyh123 wrote:Welcome aboard Nick!

There's a few Mk1 fastbacks around but some of them are right dogs in terms of bodywork. That said, they very often look the dogs danglies until you've had them a few months then turn out to be as rotten as a peach.

Check your prospective purchase very carefully! You might be better buying one that has some "honest patina" as the antique dealers call it and sorting whatever body problems yourself if your skills lie in that area or paying a reputable body shop to do it for you than buying one that looks like it has just come from the showroom.

If you wouldn't mind a saloon, Paul (mrpcpc) has a nice Mk1 827 ripe for light restoration. If memory serves it is an 827 SLi in Moonraker Blue.
Excellent thank you for the tips!
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Post by RoverNick1 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:17 am

traineefarmer wrote:Welcome, Nick. Are you NickTL on other forums?
Thank you and no, the only other classic forum i am on is Autoshite
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