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Hi New Owner

Post by xpuffin » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:08 am

Hello all.
Pick up my 825 Stirling fastback on Monday, must say quite excited as the last time I drove an 800 was over 25 years ago (how time flies...sigh)
Its going into my modest collection as I think the future bodes well for the 800 series, however as all my cars get to do the drive to work on a rotational basis (weather dependant of course) its not going to just sit there gathering dust, indeed if it drives as well as I remember Ill probably use it more often than not.

Been lurking on here for a while but as I had nothing to contribute I thought id wait until a deal on a car had been done.

Hope to get out to a few meets next year and show it off whilst meeting fellow enthusiasts.


Jez
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by traineefarmer » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:56 pm

Welcome aboard.

Looking forward to seeing a thread about your car. 800s are very underrated as driver's cars. Enjoy.
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Post by mercedade » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:26 am

Welcome Jez! Sounds like you've got plans, so hopefully you can spend the winter doing any minor fettling needed, so it's ready for summer.

Looking forward to seeing some pictures
Adrian
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Post by Slamm » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:19 am

Welcome Jez, a good idea to use them on a regular basis, mine hasn't thanked me for being stood in the garage for four years.

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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by xpuffin » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:44 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys, once it's home and been clucked over I'll get some pics up.
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:40 am

Welcome aboard the flagship Jez! Good to hear the 800 is getting better known as worth saving!

Like Tom says, it's very underrated as a drivers car, it's amazing how you can throw them around once you're used to them and just how quick they are, especially the V6 and 2.0 turbo versions. They easily scare the be-jesus out of lots of much more modern machinery the drivers of which just don't have a clue what lurks beneath the sedate looking bonnet of an 800! Their expressions (in the rear view mirror of course! :lol: ) are priceless!

Probably too early for you to know yet but if you need any 825-specific spares, Deano on here is breaking a KV6 coupe at the moment. Many parts are gone and most of the body panels won't fit your fastback but he still has useful stuff like lights, expansion tank and so on.
Cheers,
Dave


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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by SJG » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:19 pm

Welcome to the forum
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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by xpuffin » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:14 am

Hi Dave, good to know thanks.
I also want an 827 Stirling Coupe plus a turbo in the fullness of time.
Also just won the tatty 827 Coupe on eBay as a doner if it's too far along to save.
I remember how well they drove, and in their day were quite the looker IMO,I remember going to the NEC car show way back in 1988 and seeing a Stirling Coupe on the stand and thinking one day!!!!
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:57 pm

Which 827 coupé was that on ebay Jez? There have been a few lately.

Sadly they never made an 827 Sterling coupé, the 827 coupé was Sterling spec and because it was the only coupé offered, they decided they didn't need to confuse things with trim levels. It was only after 1996 that you could get various trims in a coupé including Sterling but by then you couldn't get the 2.7 engine anymore as Honda pulled the plug because of the BMW ownership of Rover.

Was this the car you saw at the NEC?

http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/concept ... rover-ccv/
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Dave


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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by tonewheeldude » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:25 pm

Welcome to the forum! There was a big satisfied sigh when I first sat in the unbelievably comfortable 800 seat after firting with a 75 for a bit.

Look forward to seeing the car!

Darren
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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by xpuffin » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:09 pm

I don't know why I wrote coupe, I meant saloon. Got the 66k miler which was the subject of a thread on the eBay section.
Car was owned by an elderly lady who wanted to keep the car as it was her late husbands, she had it maintained by the garage that listed it and also paid them storage until the garage owner suggested it was time to let it go. Picking it up tomorrow with the trailer.
Today I collected the 825 Stirling fastback that was advertised on EBay for £1000,the guy only wanted to sell to an enthusiast which was why he didn't mot it as he didn't want it used as a cheap runaround. I didn't pay anywhere near that as he was very happy the car was going to a good home.
It's pretty good with a genuine 34k and bags of history,windows were beeping as he'd disconnected the battery.......simple fix.
Not so simple is an intermittent problem with the dash and interior switch lights not coming on with the head or park light switch.
I guess it's a fuse box issue....sigh.
Got a backup coming from eBay so that'll be a night of soldering to come.
Anyway, mot in the morning then off to collect the 827 in the afternoon.
Regards the NEC...yes that's the puppy, love it.
I'll post up pics of both when I have time.
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by xpuffin » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:59 pm

Got both cars home now.
The 825 is great, the 827 not so.
So, as I name the cars for ease of description the 825's called Eric (as in "the Viking")
The 827's Clarice (Sterling) :D
So they both have to stay now.
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by deano » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:03 pm

that might actually just be a fuse for the dash lights , mine was

under the dash, fuse no1 if I remember right... red 10 amp I think
1993 Rover 827 SLI Fastback Mk2
1999 Rover 825 Sterling Saloon Mk2 (HGF)
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1996 Rover 825 Sterling Coupe Mk2
1993 Rover 827 Sterling Saloon Mk2
1990 Rover 827 Sterling Saloon Mk1
1972 Rover P6 2000TC

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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by xpuffin » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:57 pm

Thanks for that worth a look although it's intermittent and now the windows and the seat heaters are playing up too.
Been out, in fact just got back. The previous owner left a full house in the cd box so ELO full blast had to be done. :D
Tyres are a bit flat spotted but I'll leave them for a couple of hundred miles to see if they pull out.
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Re: Hi New Owner

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:33 pm

Sounds like the fusebox needs resoldering with the windows and seat heaters playing up, particularly in the area of the yellow, central ish mounted relay in the fusebox.

You may find the dash lights etc settle down with use or resoldering the fusebox is a "cure all" - good place to start anyway as it does cause a multitude of electrical problems. We can blame Europe for that and their "unleaded solder".
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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