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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:36 am

Cheers mate, I love it, its so refined and handles like a dream. Its pushing 230 BHP now, which is bonkers!


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Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 am

Vastly underated car in it's day sadly, now if they'd have called in an MG instead and stuck some suitable badging (MGized it) and the like on as they did with the next gen 400's then it would have flown out of the showrooms


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:56 am

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Luke have both cars had gearbox problems?.
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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 am

The Pug is a nail compared to the Rover ;)


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Post by Scimher » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:21 pm

Lukeyboy46 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 am
The Pug is a nail compared to the Rover ;)
Yes, but have you seen the prices of those things, these days, Luke... :shock: :shock: :shock: - I think you made a very good investment at the price you paid... :mrgreen:



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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:37 pm

So, i'm actually pretty deep into this habit. :lol:


Since purchasing this beast i've bought a few more since. I've been pretty selective about them, but they are all nice cars.

Heres the 420 GSI Sport now -
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I've done a few modifications in the time i've had it. Its now running the later, lower and firmer MG ZS and ZR Suspension and larger brakes (With bigger MG wheels & tread to suit)

I've had the engine forged with Wossner pistons, conrods, lightened flywheel and a MUCH bigger turbo.

I'm currently pushing 300 bhp with the ability to go a lot more if i change the fuelling.....but I think its perfect the way it is. The perfect sleeper.

I've had all of the body work issues sorted out now so it really does turn heads, despite being a Rover!


I have also invested in this. It came in at a steal on only 58k...
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One of only 700 made, its a 1.8 vvc so it's no slouch, immaculately maintained and looked after, its a real gem!

I've also purchased a 220 GSI to turn around and sell, very nice one owner car. All the body work is now finished and I just need to do the last little bits.


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Post by philhoward » Sat May 23, 2020 6:03 pm

Out of all the bubble 200's, the BRM (and possibly the Vi) are probably going to be investing in. Sort of how there are the Vitesses and "all the other SD1s"..


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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:47 pm

I think the BRM and VI are definitely worth investing in. The VI is an even rarer beast.

The BRM is so garish but just so right!

I've definitely had mixed opinions about it!


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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Sat May 23, 2020 6:52 pm

Love them both, late MG ZS too.


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Post by scimjim » Sat May 23, 2020 7:31 pm

The survival rate of the BRM must be fantastic - I keep seeing them everywhere I go! Same with the streetwise, seems to be loads around.


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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:22 pm

scimjim wrote:
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The survival rate of the BRM must be fantastic - I keep seeing them everywhere I go! Same with the streetwise, seems to be loads around.
I think because it was supposed to be rare a lot of people have held on to them. I've seen some right basket cases being broken. I reckon about there's about 100 left on the road.

I love the streetwise.....i've been fancying doing a turbo conversion in one ;)


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:56 pm

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