2003 ROVER 75 CON­NOIS­SEUR

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Our Classics -

FDe­cem­ber 2011

423

OWNED SINCE MILEAGE SINCE LAST RE­PORT TO­TAL MILEAGE LAT­EST COSTS

108,146 £525

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

miles on

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!

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