New Belgian owner of MG ZT-T 260 LHD #533 - presentation
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    Default New Belgian owner of MG ZT-T 260 LHD #533 - presentation

    Hi,
    I am the - happy - new owner of the MG ZT-T 260 LHD #533 in Goodwood green with black leather/grey alcantara upholstery, probably a MKII non SE but with loads of options such as a.o. electric sunroof, full screen nav and xenon headlights. I bought it last summer from its previous Finnish owner, and drove it back together with my 2 boys to Brussels where we live. It was a memorable trip through Scandinavia, visiting Finland, Sweden and Denmark, despite the airco compressor showing signs of tiredness as soon as 3 days after I took delivery of the car in Finland :-( Anyway the good girl behaved herself and got us troublessly to Brussels, where the issue was immediately sorted by my mechanics.
    I have been told by the vendor ("Jake", former member of this group) that #533 is supposed been used as press car in Germany and subsequently in Finland, hence its current personalized Finnish registration plate "MGV-8" that I have been happy to keep. The odometer will soon reach 55.000km believed genuine despite a patchy service history. I do hope I will learn more about this car, definitely a keeper despite the huge road tax here in Brussels...
    Best regards,
    Alx
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    Administrator Nich's Avatar
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    Welcome along Alx, lots of info on here to read up on when your full membership comes through. Looks like a lovely car, did your boys enjoy the drive back?

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    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
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    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
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    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.

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    #829 called 'Olive' David's Avatar
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    Welcome Alex from this neighbour in S. Holland. #533 is known to be a nice car; congratulations!
    If you do get any more problems withe the A/C (and almost everyone does, sooner or later), there's a lot of info here as how to really fix it (from Nick at Austin Garage), or bypass the problem and always get cold air on demand anyway. All will be revealed when your full membership comes through!

    P.S. I pay Euro 1044 (about £950) per annum road-tax for my Rover 75 V8 here in Holland, with bit less kerb-weight (1680kg) than your ZT-T (1770kg), if weight is a factor in Belgium as it is here.

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    Bienvenue Alexandre, moi c'est Nicolas ;-)
    1999 2.5 V6 Rover 75 Connoisseur - Dealer Launch - LHD
    2004 4.6 V8 MG ZT-T (the only known auto ZT-T V8) - LHD
    1993 2.7 V6 Rover 827 Coupé - LHD

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    #242 V8 on tour colintf's Avatar
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    Welcome Alx lovely ZTT260 you have there!
    colintf
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    vin 00242 - Probably the only 260 to have driven the full Le Mans circuit?
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    Hi, thanks for your welcoming messages!
    Unfortunately the Belgian road tax is not linked to the weight but to the "fiscal power", so should be around 2500€ per year for any Rover/MG V8 :-(
    So for the time being I will keep the Finnish registration number and drive it occasionnally with a temporary insurance.
    I would love to know more about #533, though I already got a full spec sheet from Scoubix (thanks again!), I am curious about David's quote "#533 is known to be a nice car".
    I will of course start by browsing this huge forum!
    Best regards,
    Alx

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    #242 V8 on tour colintf's Avatar
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    Alx, if you know the previous owners were on hear, and their names on here then you can find them in the members listing and find all treads started by them for example
    colintf
    Colin Murrell
    vin 00242 - Probably the only 260 to have driven the full Le Mans circuit?
    MG Car Club Z Register V8 ZT/ZTT Rep.
    MG Car Club V8 Register V8 ZT/ZTT Rep
    MG Car Club MGF Register Regional Rep for Devon & Cornwall and Cotswold Regions.
    MG Car Club MGF Register International Liaison Representative

    http://www.mgfim.org/

    http://www.two-sixties.com/main.htm

    http://www.v8register.net/

    http://www.mgfregister.org/

    http://www.racethemg.com/ http://www.triple-mracing.com/



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