Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

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Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by 47p2 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:46 pm

By kind permission of Post War Classics

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This pic gives you the overall effect of the body-kit

Here's the full size article:

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Post by Richard C » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:19 am

Great article, not sure on the red stripe though.
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Post by CHR15E » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:54 pm

Least of it's problems IMO Rich. :D
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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by 820Vitesse » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:27 am

This is interesting are there any known to still exist?

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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:31 am

I don't think many were made Jim. I remember seeing one in 1990, same colour scheme as that one and i'm sure at the time i was told it was a development model.
However as the magazine article is dated 1988, either it's not the same car as in the article or by coincidence the same colour car was used for the one i saw.

Either way i expect your best bet to find out how many were made would be to contact Janspeed.
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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by 820Vitesse » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:52 pm

The boxy Mk1 saloon design is looking good with age, one of these Janspeed cars could be quite a find if one ever turns up.

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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:30 pm

If there was only one made Jim it would be an amazing find! Have to agree though, the Mk1 is wearing its years very well and i'm sure the Mk2 will wear them just as well in a few years time.

Certain cars still look good no matter how old they get - Rover P6, Mk2 Jags, Series XJ Jags etc, i suspect the 800 is destined to be included in that sector when they're a bit older.
That said the oldest 800 is now the same age as the youngest Series XJ6 (although 6 years older than the youngest Series XJ12) so why shouldn't they be included now? :wink: :D
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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by midnite » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:30 pm

right guys, i bought the magazine with this feature in, the janspeed car was a one off, and unfortunately it got written off within a couple of years of that, i cant remember who told me bout a year ago, but he had something to do with recovering it to janspeed, it was hit badly up the ass if i remember and janspeed broke it for spares, i think it was a janspeed managers company car, but i could be vague somewhat , but he was sure it was dead.
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89 827 sterling auto saloon grey dead and gone
90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:23 pm

That's interesting Matt - sounds like maybe Rover got Janspeed to build one to see if it was viable and do the development work then produced a kit of bits for Tickford to fit with their extras for the "factory" 820 Turbo.
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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by midnite » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 pm

may of been dave, i was cheesed off when the guy said it was dead, id love to have found that 2 tone turbo with the kit on, cos it looks the business, put some deep dish rims on and it would have looked real good.
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89 827 sterling auto saloon grey dead and gone
90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by midnite » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:46 pm

don't get why janspeed didn't just get an 827 and slapped the turbo on that, then they would have had a proper quick saloon , they got the best part of 50 brake more, imagine that on the early un catted 827, 180 boosted easily to 230 brake, maybe a bit more, now that would have been a real flyer.
fleet now includes
89 827 sterling auto saloon grey dead and gone
90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:49 pm

2 tone? I thought it was the same colour all over, no "Stonechip Grey" below the rubbing strips
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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by midnite » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:17 pm

mmm, in the pics it looks as though its shadow along the bottom, but I'm sure I've seen a different pic of it , and it was duo tone or as english people say 2 tone.
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90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:36 pm

Funnily enough Rover called it "Duotone" when they offered 2-tone paintwork on Mk2b cars - someone on here has some colour charts i think.

As for the Mk1 820 Janspeed Turbo, assuming it's the same one i saw in the flesh in 1990 then it's definitely not two tone.
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Re: Janspeed Rover 820Si Turbo

Post by midnite » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:57 am

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looks like its one colour then
fleet now includes
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90 827 sli auto saloon pulsar silver
91 820 i special edition flaming hell red
99 820 vitesse turbo sport manual nightfire rust sold to a better owner than i

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