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MissGLT
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Newbie incoming!

#1 Post by MissGLT » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:15 pm

Hey!

Just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Gem from Sunny Suffolk!
I've always been a car nut since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I currently own an R33 skyline which has been an ongoing resto (for the last 6 bloody years) and picked up an Amaranth purple 216 cab last month.

I originally wanted a coupe and found myself wanting an FDH Tomcat (something with a bit of history) but Rosie Rover landed on my lap and I have to say she is rather sweet.
I am now the 3rd owner at under 50k, she’s been refurbed body wise, a coupe kit added (which looks rather snazzy) and tidied up to an excellent standard. I couldn’t have asked for a cleaner car.

I wanted a car that was retro and different. Upon going to many shows as a hobby (mainly full of financed cars on air ride and wheels more expensive than the actual car itself) and seeing that 80’s/90’s are becoming popular again, so many people appear to be snapping up Golfs, E30’s, 190E Mercs etc I just wanted to break the mould. Now I’m proudly displaying my very unstanced rover in show and shine contests at stanced shows because people think “it’s a bit different”

I’m hoping I can assist with installing a bit more appreciation for the mighty Vikings into the younger generation and adjust the hearsay with facts. I joined the forum as I believe a lot of hard work goes into maintenance and running of these things and I’d rather come to those who know through years of ownership and experience without the BS of the social media. Anyways, I’ve said my piece, lunch is calling before an afternoon of countless meetings :headbanging

Who’d have known it eh?, a 27 year old falling in love with a purple R8 wedge?
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#2 Post by redandwhitE » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:15 pm

It's easy to fall in love with the aesthetic qualities of an R8. Mine continues to be faithful, exciting, different and cheap: the perfect partner!

Welcome aboard.
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#3 Post by MissGLT » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:23 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:15 pm
It's easy to fall in love with the aesthetic qualities of an R8. Mine continues to be faithful, exciting, different and cheap: the perfect partner!

Welcome aboard.
Thank you aren't they just?! :)
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#4 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:10 pm

Welcome to the club! I bought my first R8 in 2002 and whilst I’ve had plenty of other cars since then, I keep getting drawn back to them.

I’m now back with a 214 SEi which was the first model I had in the beginning - back to my youth :D
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#5 Post by RoverRevival » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:30 pm

Anybody who starts with I have an r33 & r8 cab is all good in my books. :welcome

Just for reference I have a black coupe in its 8th year of resto :wink3
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#6 Post by itcaptainslow » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:43 pm

Welcome! I’m another of the younger-ish generation with a rather irrational love for Rover products. I get bullied, a lot. :laughing2

Pictures of the car and of your Skyline would be awesome.
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#7 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:05 pm

:welcome

Welcome to the forum - looking forward to hearing and seeing more :cool

This might help with posting pics - https://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/view ... =1&t=12794
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#8 Post by MissGLT » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:06 pm

Lovely warm welcome! Thanks all :D

I shall figure out how to upload some pics shortly thanks GTiJohn.

I look forward to meeting some of you hopefully soon.
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#9 Post by Kriss707 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:19 pm

Welcome, you'll be surprised how much interest your car will generate at the shows.
I was when I first took mine, loads of people came over & chatted.

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#10 Post by itcaptainslow » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:27 pm

I think Festival of the Unexceptional in a couple of Saturday’s time is the next event if you could get along to that?
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#11 Post by MissGLT » Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:34 am

Morning,

Here is Rosie, I'll get round to the skyline, it's currently in pieces in the workshop! Planning to cut and polish her today and pop her under her dust cover as I'll be taking her to Festival of Wheels in Ipswich next weekend. :D

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#12 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:16 pm

:welcome

and the Club!
That's a very deep shine :)
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#13 Post by RoverRevival » Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:35 pm

Please loose the 216gti badge
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#14 Post by henryiett » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:18 pm

Other than the GTI badge good choice
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#15 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:05 pm

Well, here's a 'yes' vote from me for the GTi badge: after all, Ford did an XR3i version of the Escort cabriolet and there's always the Golf GTi cabriolet too!

Maybe Rover should have done a more sports-orientated version of the cabriolet. The Coupe bumpers etc really suit it. And the colour of yours helps too :cool
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