Recent content by tonys

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    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Yes, commonly referred to as sharks tooth. If you're not aware, it relates to the style of the front panel under/behind the bumper with vertical slats. From early 1966 (approx February IIRC) they changed to a panel with a more obvious vertical style to it, can't remember why now though...
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    “worst car in Britain”

    When I saw the thread title I initially thought it might be a reference to the old AA Square Wheel award to the Rover P6 3500, circa 1974 IIRC. Unfortnately, I no longer have the relevant magazine but it was yet another example of BL's poor record at that time.
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    French touch

    'Town - Country', sounds as if it could be to switch between two horns, perhaps the standard ones and air-horns. A very 60s / early 70s fitment - the Jensen Interceptors had Town & Country horns.
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    French touch

    Looks very good and quite original. A rare find. It's also unusual to see the yellow French headlights nowdays, I've hardly seen any actually in use in France for many years now. Any idea what the switch on the far left is for?
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    low emission zone, does it apply to P6s?

    Now I know why I can't he bothered to take a car into London. Out of intetest, I've just input details of my car, registered as Historic, and it says ULEZ is applicable, £12.50 per day. However, if I believe it to be exempt, I must create an account and register the car there. Elsewhere, it...
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    low emission zone, does it apply to P6s?

    I changed one of mine (not Rover) back in April, the first time I could do so and the Post Office staff took the V5 (as they're supposed to do) and I had a new one back from DVLA after approx 3 weeks. I also renewed the tax at the same time (now free as Historic) and the refund for the...
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    New member seeks model clarification

    Indeed :eek:. I blame my keyboard ;)
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    New member seeks model clarification

    Assuming yours is a home market (UK) car, the 'VIN' should start 415..... - TC's final number for series 1 was 41535686. A 1970 model year would also originally have had 'ROVER' in larger individual letters to the left side of the bootlid, the only year they fitted that style. Your dash style...
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    brown 3500S Richmond

    They weren't 'options' as such, IIRC, it was related to the interior trim colour. Huntsman roof/panels/sills were the default colour with certain exterior colours, ie Mexico and Almond etc and the only time black roof etc was fitted with those colours was if Ebony trim was specified. However...
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    More on MoT

    I agree with Harvey's comments about Tobacco Leaf / tints etc.. I recall a TC in that exact scheme but also fitted with 'S' spoke trims and boot-mounted spare wheel. It was well cared for, polished and I thought it looked 'right'. Having said that, I wouldn't worry about 'originality...
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    Miscellaneous Switch

    That sort of thing was a very common 'anti-theft' idea back in the 60s/70s. Lots of people fitted similar things. Or a switch for an early home-made electric fan addition but an unlikely location.
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    Classic car show - Yealmpton South Devon

    There will be a classic car show in the lovely grounds of Lyneham Estate, Yealmpton (between Plymouth & Ivybridge, near A38) on Saturday 2nd June. Ideal for Devon/Cornwall based owners. It is organised by Saltram Rotary, raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance. Starts 11am (exhibitors 10.30am) -...
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    just seen this on flickr.

    I looked at this thread earlier today and later picked up one of my books and thought 'I've just seen that photo' somewhere! According to the book it was a photoshoot of the cast of 'the new edgy police series Z-Cars'. Dated 27 September 1965. It didn't really click at first but the car's...
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    Hi from Worcestershire

    I think the adjusting wheel is correct, early ones were that colour. Appears to have the switches for the dash map lights, also has the licking fuel cap, the curved choke/reserve knobs and what looks like the later heater knob, so that would seem, to me, correct for the stated age of the car...
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    Hi from Worcestershire

    Agreed, they were. I'd forgotten that. Having said that, I don't recall ever seeing a series 1 with the optionally-fitted side trims when they were current. I'm not saying that there weren't any but presumably there weren't many. Good looking V8 you have there.