2003 ROVER 75 CONNOISSEUR
OWNED SINCE MILEAGE SINCE LAST REPORT TOTAL MILEAGE LATEST COSTS
inally, after eight months of messing, my Rover 75 is back on the road following its fight with a Stagecoach bus in Oxford. Compensation had come from the bus company, along with a replacement bootlid, rear bumper and valance, and rear lights from various sources.
I’d entrusted the car to Ellingworth’s garage in Peterborough to get the new bits attached. An MoT pass ticket also called for a replacement section of front exhaust pipe, a new battery and minor brake adjustment, so it was a worthwhile project. Ellingworth’s had to pull out the damaged rear panel under the car before tackling the necessary wiring and then aligning everything, which turned out to be a job for several mechanics.
The results are excellent, and the new sections only needed a couple of dabs of gold Humbrol enamel rather than a full respray.
Although good unblemished Rover 75s are available for well under £1000 nowadays – what a bargain! – I don’t regret spending the money on this car as it’s a known quantity. Most expensive parts have already been replaced and it seemed such a shame to
in the past year. be involved in further accidents with other modes of transport, I’m keeping away from airports, railway stations, level crossings and hovercraft termini at the moment!