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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Betty View Post
    Rover 75-260/MG ZT-260 Same car (more or less) but the rover is much cheaper to insure!
    And they feel (and sound!) very different too. Depends what you want of the car; neither is intrinsically better than the other, just quite 'different', at least as I perceive it. Partly enforced by the auto-box and how you drive it as a result, maybe. Even Nick said that you could tell the engine was clearly more attuned to an auto-box.
    Maybe you'd rather push red-hot needles into your eyeballs than drive an auto, but I like the overall R75V8 package better!

    Insurance on an agreed valuation basis is cheaper for the Rover here in Holland too. 1.75% instead of 2.00% of value for a ZT, but the same basic 3rd party legal requirement part of the premium, for some reason (100 quid). Illogical. No regional Post-Code weightings. Don't know how that compares with the UK ?

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    I've had both. As a daily driver the Rover is much nicer. Interior is nicer too. So is the bumper. And the Vortex alloys.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveTD View Post
    I've had both. As a daily driver the Rover is much nicer. Interior is nicer too. So is the bumper. And the Vortex alloys.....!
    You forgot the nice plastic 'oak', Steve .
    In an ideal world, one of each would be the answer
    ... by which I mean R75V8, ZT 260, ZT 385/400 plus Tourer variants of 'em all of course, and on the seventh day the Lord said "useth My SV-RS".

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    You would need to know how the car has been stored its not good to leave a car for a long time without using it. Lent my 208GTB Turbo to a friend for three years so it would be used, kept clean and taken for good runs to keep it in good order. Its amazing how bits go hard, seals start to leak and suspension bushes get torn due to being sitting in the one place for a long time. Short runs cause no end of problems with internal corrosion inside components that are not truly up to temp.
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    250.00/yr for fully comprehensive for me here in the UK, but I'm a 60yr old dinosaur with a million years NCB.
    I haven't (never will) have a 'black box' fitted, as I'd probably have my insurance revoked within the week the way I drive Black Betty (sideways)

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    Gayton will not be interested, we were in discussions with them a few years ago with the 'Geneva' 75, Tom the owner at the time wanted to keep it but was not using it. Tom was happy to pay to get it to them etc but they said it was not of interest. They had the first and last.

    Quote Originally Posted by SCP440 View Post

    Maybe Beaulieu or Gaydon should have look after it? At least it would show the public they exist.

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    Offered the ZT520 to Gaydon but they did not want it.

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    It's #702 Nich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie75 View Post
    It's #702 Nich.
    Many thanks Robbie.

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    Nicholas John Peter Tinker - # 484

    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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    I've moved the discussion on supercharging auto box cars to a separate thread:

    https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...th-an-auto-box

    and made it a 'sticky'

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    Nicholas John Peter Tinker - # 484

    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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