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Post by wheelie » Thu May 10, 2012 1:38 pm

Hi All ,

I joined the forum last weekend. Never owned an 800 but did have 400,s in the late 1990's. Always wanted a Sterling as I can remember the launch in 1986 when I was in my late teens. Members may be interested that I have recently purchased some 800 brochures from Pooks Motor books 0116 2376222 .who state they have quite a collection of old Rover 800 sales brochures for sale.

Great site. I look forward to many more visits.

Thanks

Neil

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Post by Very Tall Brad » Thu May 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Hi Neil

Welcome.

Pooks certainly do have a collection of 800 stuff. In fact, stuff for any car. They aren't cheap though, so I hope you didn't spend too much.

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Post by Richard Moss » Thu May 10, 2012 4:13 pm

Welcome Neil - we also had a couple of 400s in the 90's but were able to upgrade to 800s as their prices fell
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Post by schuwolf » Thu May 10, 2012 5:06 pm

Hi Neil & welcome :D
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Post by wheelie » Thu May 10, 2012 5:13 pm

Thanks Guys.

During the late 80's and through the 90's my sister-in-law at the time had a partner, who was a general manager at a Rover dealer. I remember being very impressed with the 800's I travelled in and notably the Sterlings. The wonderful wood and leather interior and the amazing shag pile rugs to name but a few of the features I noted. The only real thing I thought the designers got wrong was how the dash was ruined on the later cars with the adapation of the passengers air bag, a welcome safety feature but to me it spoilt that lovely classy interior. The most memorable colour combination for me was nightfire red and piped beige leather in a coupe. just amazing. I now kick myself for not buying one of the very last Sterlings when the 'T' series engines were introduced.

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Neil

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Post by schuwolf » Thu May 10, 2012 6:16 pm

Totally agree with you regarding the dash & the colour combo (although Chris won't agree with the colour :lol: )
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Post by CHR15E » Thu May 10, 2012 6:25 pm

Welcome to the site.
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