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#1 Post by Lloydy » Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:55 pm

Hi all,

I’m lloyd from Cardiff, I don’t know if it’s ok or not but I don’t actually own any rovers any more, I’ve always had a soft spot for them since I was a teenager & my old man got a nightfire red 620gsi, I still remember it sat in the forcourt & it just stood out a mile from everything else, granted it wasn’t parked next to any ferraris but from what we’d always had as kids it felt as good as for us, when I was about 19 I bought a 420gsi executive, I got it from an old fella by me for £400, it was a blue/green colour with grey leather & it was mint, think I was getting pulled every week in it though, the cops just kept saying it looked wrong a group of teenagers rammed in a old mans rover haha but I loved it, eventually the clutch was going & a few other things.

So I sold it to a scrap yard for parts which I really regret now. when I was about 21 I found a Tahiti blue coupe turbo, in the first couple of weeks I took it to a car meet & blew the gearbox up tearing around a car park, I ended up being towed out by corsa with the worst body kit I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what hurt more, I paid £1500 for the car & probably spent double that on it in the first few weeks but I didn’t care at the time I loved it, I ended up selling it to buy a van for work & apparently the engine was taken out & put in an mg zs.

I’m now 37, definitely older & slightly wiser I’m really regretting selling them, I’m thinking about getting another gsi 220/420 or coupe turbo so if anybody is thinking of selling please let me know.

Cheers.
Lloyd

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#2 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:27 am

:welcome

Glad to have you on board and there is no need to own a Rover to join up her. You just need lots of enthusiasm!

I am sure the right car will come along for you sooner or later; are you looking for a project, or something that's all good and ready to go?
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#3 Post by Lloydy » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:17 am

Thanks, Yep Fingers crossed, it would be nice if one of my old cars was still about, I’ll try dig out the reg’s, but from what I last heard they are long gone, so I don’t think getting one of those back is a possibility now sadly, to be honest the choice on offer seems to be getting smaller & smaller these days so I’m looking at all sorts really, would be nice to get one back on the road though & have something to fix up, I’ll just have to look at everyone’s cars on here for now & dream :D

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#4 Post by RoverRevival » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:19 am

there are enough cars for sale, I'm sure we can find one that fits you eventually.
Plenty of parts for sale @ www.roverrevival.co.uk

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#5 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:52 am

Hi, and welcome to the Club. Good luck with your search.
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#6 Post by Lloydy » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:56 pm

Cheers guys, I looked through some old pictures today & I found a couple of my old turbo & gsi, I’ll try put them up, the regs are on the pics, the coupe was on a plate though, but if anyone saved them & they are still about I’ll give my right arm for one of them back :D

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#7 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:15 am

:welcome

Hope we can help you find a suitable car :D
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#8 Post by Lloydy » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:43 pm

Cheers mate fingers crossed something will pop up :)

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#9 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:28 pm

A 420 GSi Executive is a very rare car indeed. I’ve only ever seen three. One has been for sale recently but isn’t the best, another is owned by a club member, and the other I saw online but has since been scrapped.
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#10 Post by Lloydy » Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:49 pm

Yeah looking back i wish I kept it now :slapme don’t think I’ll find another one now, it’s crazy how so many cars that used to be a regular sight seem to be gone in a blink of an eye. I been trying to see if any are still out there, I found my coupe turbo was put back on its original plate L252wmr, it’s had no mot or tax for a long time but apparently not scrapped so could just be sat in a field somewhere :unsure .

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