New member in Leeds - 420GSI Tourer 1996

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New member in Leeds - 420GSI Tourer 1996

#1 Post by MatthewL » Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:02 pm

Hi Everyone

I’ve just bought a 1996 420GSI Tourer in charcoal grey with the lovely wood/leather/Stratstone fabric interior. It’s done 90,000 miles with full service history and has been sitting on a friend’s drive for nearly 2 years. It needs some TLC but is a solid car with only 4 small rust spots on the bodywork. It has some (too big) MG Z alloys and tyres which run the inner arches on full lock. I do like how they look though. It’s gone for an MOT today - sadly it failed but on expected items - handbrake adjustment, an oil leak (Cam cover gasket, it looks like - hope we can get a replacement) and it’s just over on emissions - service will help it sneak under.

I drove it for the first time today and it’s smashing, no slack in steering or suspension and that engine pulls like a train! Feels like a 20,000 mile car!

The car joins my 1981 XR3 (6 year restoration completed 5 years ago) and a Mercedes 420SE (1990 S-Class) which I’m a year off finishing.

Anyway, hope to meet done of you soon and show you my (improving) tourer - there will shortly be 15 of them on “how many left”!

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Re: New member in Leeds - 420GSI Tourer 1996

#2 Post by MatthewL » Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:03 pm

How do you add photos?

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#3 Post by RoverRevival » Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:35 pm

:welcome

John will be by with the sticky link shortly but in short you need to host the image externally and copy the link here.
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#4 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:53 pm

Welcome! Where in Leeds are you? I’m near Leeds in Wakefield!
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#5 Post by MatthewL » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:08 pm

I’m in North Leeds near Wetherby so pretty good for travel to Wakefield!

Thanks re the links. No idea how to just pictures somewhere and get the links - may ask someone if they’ll bung them up if I email them!!

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#6 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:49 pm

If you fancy a meet up and hello, give me a shout!
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#7 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:28 am

I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams

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#8 Post by MatthewL » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:15 pm

Be great to meet anyone local and have a good nosey at their 200/400! I’m having an op in late august and need to isolate from 10 days before so September probably best for me for any meet ups.

Paul - I see you used to have a 420GSI tourer - what happen to that one?

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#9 Post by MatthewL » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:56 pm

First attempt with Flickr.

Hopefully a picture of my lovely Rover!

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Re: New member in Leeds - 420GSI Tourer 1996

#10 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:56 am

Hi Matthew and welcome to the Club. Nice car.
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#11 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:39 am

Nice one!
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#12 Post by carfixmobile » Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:13 am

Welcome to the club. :)

You can access plenty of info via this forum to keep your car going.

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Re: New member in Leeds - 420GSI Tourer 1996

#13 Post by MatthewL » Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:28 pm

Thanks everyone.

Can’t tell you how pleased I am with the car. I’ve been working through the little issues. I now have a working temp gauge and a fan that kicks in but it’s not holding temperature so I suspect the thermostat is either stick open…. Or missing. Will resolve this week.

I’ve bought a kit to reattach the tab to the heated rear window - will let you know how good it is. I need to clean up 3 of the 4 door switches which don’t light the interior light. I’ve just fixed the boot light and boot flood lights - a nearby too-long bolt for an earth fitted by someone was pushing the wire off the boot latch. Rear wiper fix next.

Nicer condition wood trim has arrived for me to fit to the door trims and I’ve fitted a better radio and some decent speakers and a replacement passenger electric mirror.

Matthew

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