K840 LPG & T805 BAM

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K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by edenrob » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Both seen in Edenbridge in the last week. Surely some here knows these?
The T reg is a Fastback in BRG and the K reg is a saloon in silver over pewter.
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by Nuts4my827 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:39 am

Not me, but I was in Edenbridge on Saturday. Went for a drink with the wife :)

Didnt see me though. Or I you :(
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:26 pm

Nuts4my827 wrote:Not me, but I was in Edenbridge on Saturday. Went for a drink with the wife :)
Must have worked up quite a thirst on the journey from Croydon to Edenbridge! :wink: :lol:
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by Nuts4my827 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:58 am

Nah, pleasant jouney, and not a direct one either ;)
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by edenrob » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:26 pm

The number should read T805 BAV as I saw it again in the week. While I was giving it the once over the owner, Peter, happened along.
We had quite a long chat while my wife went off to do the shopping and he turned out to be quite an enthusiast; of cars in general.
Tried to persuade him to look at our forum here as he is a very keen car man. he intends to open a museum in Battle with his 50(!) cars.
I'll try to have another word with him as I'm sure I'll see him again here in Edenbridge.
Rob
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by traineefarmer » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:37 pm

Rob, I was just looking at your list of cars. What is an '82 214?
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by edenrob » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:42 pm

traineefarmer wrote:Rob, I was just looking at your list of cars. What is an '82 214?
1982 Rover 214 it is a hatchback.
After looking more closely at the series I've probably got the year wrong It was a 'J' prefix....92?
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Post by traineefarmer » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:00 pm

Ah! That would make sense. I don't think the SD3 came out till '84.
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:42 am

If it was a J reg that would indeed be 1992.

Tom i think you're spot-on, 1984 rings a bell for me as being the launch of the SD3 - whatever happened to the SD2 anyway??? :shock:
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by traineefarmer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:35 pm

According to AROnline, SD2 was an aborted development by Rover-Triumph for a smaller car to run below the SD1.

The Honda Ballade based 213/216 (I seem to remember) was never officially designated SD3.
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:23 pm

That's what i thought on both counts Tom - the "SD3" name was unofficially applied to the 213/216 Honda Ballade Mk2 based cars (the Triumph Acclaim was a badge-engineered Honda Ballade Mk1) and the SD2 was kind of Princess/Ambassador sized with SD1 overtones from what i remember, a Montego Fastback almost. Not entirely sure it was a hatchback design but certainly the basic shape suggested it.
I'm sure one of the designs i saw for it ages ago had the Montego/Maestro side-flutes and another had an Alfa 33 sort of shape from a certain angle, notchback rather than fastback.
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by traineefarmer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:24 am

This is what I have seen called an SD2

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It would have looked good in the early '70s, but if it had been launched after the SD1 it would have looked utterly outclassed. I reckon it looks more like the result of an allegro/princess breeding programme.

I think the thing you describe with the montego features is this:

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The AR17

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The AR16

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It looks like it had potential. It certainly would have been better than the Monstro carrying on till 1994.
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:40 am

That SD2 pic has the Montego-esque side flutes i'm on about Tom, here's the variation i was referring to that had Alfa 33 overtones :

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and the article :

http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/news/ne ... torgraphs/

The AR16 is the one i was thinking of that looked like a Montego Fastback, reckon it would have slotted in well as a Princess/Ambassador replacement in the early/mid 80s once people got over the shock of the "spaceship" Ford Sierra and its "moon disc" wheel trims! :wink: :D
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Re: K840 LPG & T805 BAM

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:57 am

scoobyh123 wrote:That SD2 pic has the Montego-esque side flutes i'm on about Tom, here's the variation i was referring to that had Alfa 33 overtones :

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and the article :

http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/news/ne ... torgraphs/

The AR16 is the one i was thinking of that looked like a Montego Fastback, reckon it would have slotted in well as a Princess/Ambassador replacement in the early/mid 80s once people got over the shock of the "spaceship" Ford Sierra and its "moon disc" wheel trims! :wink: :D

*** EDIT *** While finding the pic above, i stumbled on this, the R16 which would have been the Mk2 800 :

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The article :

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

suggests a 700-series tag - if they retained the 2.7 Honda engine, they would surely have had a 727, Boeing might have got the hump with Rovers then-owners BAe and sued the bejesus out of them for copyright! Perhaps that's why BAe wouldn't fund the R&D department with enough to do it..........
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