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    Default New member - making the move from CDTi to 260

    Hi all,

    Saying hello as I'm currently looking for a 260 ZT-T following many years running a 75 Tourer CDTi.

    This forum has already proved extremely helpful on the V8 eccentricities - hopefully I can secure the correct car in short order, the member's cars for sale is a priority.

    We've had our 75 Tourer for over 5 years and I've really enjoyed the maintenance and improvement side, plus annual trips to Jules in Wales to sort the bigger items.

    Looking forward to carrying this knowledge over to the 260 estate - one big driver is that the V8 is ULEZ exempt here in London, whereas the diesel is not!

    Thanks again and hope to be back to move from 'blue to green' shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinakerr View Post
    Hi all,

    Saying hello as I'm currently looking for a 260 ZT-T following many years running a 75 Tourer CDTi.

    This forum has already proved extremely helpful on the V8 eccentricities - hopefully I can secure the correct car in short order, the member's cars for sale is a priority.

    We've had our 75 Tourer for over 5 years and I've really enjoyed the maintenance and improvement side, plus annual trips to Jules in Wales to sort the bigger items.

    Looking forward to carrying this knowledge over to the 260 estate - one big driver is that the V8 is ULEZ exempt here in London, whereas the diesel is not!

    Thanks again and hope to be back to move from 'blue to green' shortly.
    Welcome, James!
    Start by looking in this thread, if you have not already done so. Some nice cars there:
    https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...-260s-FOR-SALE

    Some are listed for "members only" so you may not be able to access a forum thread you need to for more details. If that's the case, let me know by email to mods.twosixties@gmail.com, with Subject of "To David" and the VIN number of the car you are interested in. You could also send a PM to 'David' here of course, but your email addy could be handy for me to send you information.

    David
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    Welcome to the forum James. Lots to read up on when you go green. If you add your location to your profile it can sometimes help other members to offer support.

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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 115.
    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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    Welcome from Downunder, James. Good luck in your search...
    VIN 206
    This is definitely not her car...

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    Well, two years since signing up here I finally found my car - #718. Here it is yesterday at collection next to our existing CDTi 75, yes in the same shade of HFF.

    20230211_161911

    20230211_140229

    More to follow in due course, but thanks agian to everyone on here for helping with various bits of knowledge, and especially to David for maintainign the 'Cars For Sale' section, without which I would have missed this one.

    Anyone know how may BRG 260 tourers were made?

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    Looks like 4.

    RXGTGB3D000016
    RXXTGB4D000206
    RXXTGB4D000288
    RXGTGB5D000718

    Nich.

    16 and 718 were SE models.
    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 115.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinakerr View Post
    Well, two years since signing up here I finally found my car - #718...
    Anyone know how may BRG 260 tourers were made?
    As Nich says
    ... and a single Rover 75 V8 Tourer #525.
    All RHD and photo's of all but one, #016, in 'Photographs of Cars - Ordered by VIN'.

    David

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    Welcome to Greeness James
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    Welcome and congrats on your purchase
    Your photo is a clear demonstration that rear lights are not the same on ZTs and 75s : clear ones on the ZT, smoked ones on the 75. Something many "enthusiasts" seem to forget when they offer spares for sale...
    Last edited by scoubix; 14-02-2023 at 03:17 PM.
    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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    Welcome. That is a great picture.
    It shows how the guys at MG Rover did a really good job, with subtle touches, giving two very similar cars a completely different character.
    MG ZT-T 260 in X-power grey, n° 555, LHD
    MG TF 160 BRG, LHD
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