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Old 29th August 2012, 11:21   #1
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As some might recall Phil had his Rover 75 V8 wrote off after going through a rather large puddle. Well I traced the ****** think for ages with Phil's help and after all the work it has appeared at a salvage resellers in Ireland http://www.ppp-group.co.uk/Catalog/19151892X.html (awful website by the way)

I emailed them and called in reference to it and have been advised it has been classed as a Cat B i.e cannot be put back on the road. I will keep an eye on it to see what is it's final fate but it looks like it will be broken up in Ireland. Seems a terrible shame as, it could be rescued but it is not be be. They worry about the electrics, the engine had suspected hydrolock but we are not sure and had a feeling it could be sorted. Even if not a new engine & auto box and complete front stuff up is available for less than £1000.

This car was a development 75V8 as it went down the line as a ZT260 and was then taken & turned into a 75 V8. So it does have a bit of history to it also.

Photos in it's better days

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Old 29th August 2012, 11:40   #2
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Looks a lovely car, it is a shame to lose one as nice as this.
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Old 29th August 2012, 11:43   #3
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Looks a lovely car, it is a shame to lose one as nice as this.
Can only concur!
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Old 29th August 2012, 12:05   #4
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An awful, awful waste!
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Could the engine not be stripped and recon'd ?
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Old 29th August 2012, 12:34   #6
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Could the engine not be stripped and recon'd ?
Very simply, or a new complete front stuff-up with engines & gearboxes that were from the rover factory are available at a very good price.... I might be wrong but I am not sure it will be horrible to fix. I think it gets this status (cat b) as much for the electrics than anything else.
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Very simply, or a new complete front stuff-up with engines & gearboxes that were from the rover factory are available at a very good price.... I might be wrong but I am not sure it will be horrible to fix. I think it gets this status (cat b) as much for the electrics than anything else.
Am I right in thinking a car that has been classified as a CAT B, can't be put back on the road, no matter how well it is fixed up?
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Old 29th August 2012, 14:52   #8
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Am I right in thinking a car that has been classified as a CAT B, can't be put back on the road, no matter how well it is fixed up?
Cat B is a breaker, can only be stripped for parts.
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Old 29th August 2012, 16:34   #9
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Interesting mix of Ash Grey plastics and Walnut dash. Shame about this really as the bodywork looks ok.
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Must be rare in Damson Red for a V8
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