In Rob’s garage

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Our Cars -

2000 Land Rover Dis­cov­ery Td5

Mrs C’s fam­ily bus. It has 192,000 miles on the clock and, apart from the odd tech­ni­cal nig­gle, it’s still go­ing strong. Needs a new door mir­ror af­ter one was stolen.

2002 Rover 75 CDT Con­nois­seur Tourer

Has 234,000 miles on the clock and I’m about to add an­other 3000 in the Banger­s4ben char­ity rally. Cur­rently dressed as a Zom­bie Apoc­a­lypse As­sault Ve­hi­cle.

2000 Rover 45 V6

One of the hid­den gems of Rover’s later years. The V6 45 is the think­ing man’s MG ZS... or some­thing like that. Wood, leather and green door­cards give it a real sense of oc­ca­sion.

1996 Mercedes-benz E220 es­tate

Mr C’s fam­ily bus. My S124 wagon has cov­ered more than a quar­ter-of-a-mil­lion miles and has just passed its third MOT in my cus­tody with­out a sin­gle ad­vi­sory. Rear-fac­ing mother-in-law seat is a star fea­ture.

1995 Jaguar XJ 3.2 Sport

My pride and joy. In turquoise paint, re­sprayed in 2016 and one of the nicest early X300s left on the road. Used to be my daily driver, but it’s far too nice for that now.

1991 Jaguar XJ40 3.2

Com­ing soon to these hal­lowed pages. I bought this last week for £400 with no MOT, but it has only done 55,000 miles from new and looks set to be an ex­cit­ing project – if it doesn’t cause fi­nan­cial ruin.

The 1242cc FIRE en­gine de­vel­ops just 58bhp, but it does so with true Ital­ian brio.

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