Recent content by NickDunning

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    She's back undercover in Heritage. They say they will be restoring her in the long term. Would be fantastic if that was pre-2017 as we'd certainly want her for Rumblefest.
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    Establishing colour without spec stickers under the bonnet

    Arctic White was the colour until right at the end of 1975 - the changeover happens in the middle of December, the records are total anarchy due to the confusion going on at that point Replacement was Pendilican White (a more creamy colour) Arctic White is, according to folklore, exactly the...
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    Oldest V8 ?

    Without referencing the book the figure of just over 25k springs to mind.
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    1972 p6 2000 SC 5932miles for sale

    The over-riders would have been put on by the dealership. Same as another ultra low mileage Mexico Brown 2000 which surfaced some years ago had 'S' type wheeltrims and nuts on it.
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    Interior Smells

    There are a few overt P6 smells: 1) Leather. Depending on the colour of the seats and the age of the car they can all smell very different. My 1964 2000 smells exactly like a shoe shop - it must have been the process used on the hide. Late 1960's car have that 'bottle it' Rover smell that you...
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    Which model of p6?

    Dave is on the money. The best car possible, as there's a lot of crud out there. For ease of maintainance and because they are a bit more more idiot proof - a 2000SC or 2200SC manual would be my choice. I'm continually shocked at how quick and motorway friendly my 2200SC is, brilliant car.
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    how long have you been hanging around the forum?

    October 20th 2002. I'm in at number 10, Alan Francis (5) and Rudiger (8) are ahead of me, so I'm the third longest serving still active member. At that time I was just starting my sojourn as editor of 'Driving Force', and, as we checked the other day, the P6 Club had circa 280 members. By the...
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    Platinum VIP

    I got to use one for a couple of weeks many years ago - OOA472R, belonged to Rob Pinner. It was fantastic. The interior was beyond funky. Yes Gary is completely right about the build quality though, Steve Walker's car had been resprayed again 1977/1978, which was the reason it still existed...
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    Platinum VIP

    The car is the real deal, I've had correspondence with a gent in Cornwall recently who remembered it, there were two VIP's in close proximity to each other down there for many years. I have physically counted them in the registers. There were 77, 44 in Platinum (the first batch), and 33 in...
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    Rover 2000 at MIRA

    The driver of the 2000 in this clip is the legend that is Rob Lyall. The car is one number out from the surviving Copperleaf Earls Court 1964 car (BXC650B). I will get his story written down for the magazine at some point soon, this man has some incredible tales to tell. :D
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    new members series1 pics

    It's going to get more pronounced as the number of available S2 3500S's will not get much higher. Joe Public tends to always want a 'Mint 3500S' first, then, on finding that such a thing is hard and expensive to find, go after an S1 V8 for the looks and power.
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    I love this colour - Tumeric 3500S

    I'd think so...
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    storing your car

    Modern fuel goes 'off' in a few months, so I wouldn't store one with a lot in it. My 2200 has saggy springs at the back, I think brought on by being laid up for long periods with a full tank and tools in the boot.
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    Talago in Classic & Sportscar

    Couple of updates: Now with a better photo of the original logbook from Richard's website - the car was colour changed on the log book to 'dark green' and the engine changed to another pre-production four cylinder engine in July 1969. It appears a fresh set of panels were procured from...
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    Talago in Classic & Sportscar

    An small additional piece of info on the whole saga of 16DYF came to light a couple of weeks ago - this from Richard Fishwick's secretary, and also Denis Chick (ex-Rover Engineering): She remembers when she started at the company in the early 1970's that the car was either Arden Green or a very...