Maggie's 1995 Rover 827 SLi Coupe is for sale. Here, her partner John, describes the car and it's condition. This is an honest description which catalogues the car's faults and describes its features and equipment
Designing the 2010 Ford Mustang
An interview with Rob Gelardi - Senior Designer on the 2010 Ford Mustang, about the design process
behind the car, how it came to being, and his thoughts and insight on the
Rover The Long Goodbye
Rover: The Long Goodbye 20 March 2007 BBC Four
Documentary which traces the rise and fall of a great British brand.
In the days when Britain's car industry was the envy of the world, Rover
epitomised everything to which the driver of taste aspired, but in 2005 it
reached the end of the road. The film explores how Rover cars went from
defining their eras to becoming victims of their times, telling the story
behind the key models to the controversial joint ventures with Japanese and
Indian manufacturers in later years.
Geoffrey Palmer ... Narrator
My 1987 Rover 820 Si - walkaround and startup
Since the weather is particularly nice at the moment I thought I'd do a
little vid of my pride and joy. She's a 1987 Rover 820 Si Mk1 saloon in
shantung gold with just 22500 miles from new on the clock.
I've had her about a year and bought her from another 800 enthusiast to
replace a troublesome Audi 200 Quattro that i'd pretty much given up with.
As you can see she's had a very easy life and has been cosseted from new. I
only drive her when the weather is nice and to shows (my everydayer is an
almost as nice 1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L)
Given that she is the same age as me, she's done very well to survive in
such amazing condition, 800 especially in Mk1 form are become rarer and
rarer which is a real shame because anyone who has owned one will probably
tell you how lovely they are.
Rover - Service Insight - Rover 800 Series - A Technical Reveal
Rover - Service Insight - Rover 800 Series - A Technical Reveal
Copied directly from a dealership VHS video
If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and
Montego models, we would love to hear from you.
2.0 litre T series engine
Suspension, steering and brakes
Design with Style -- The Rover SD1
Rover and British Leyland were beset by problems in the mid 1970s. Out of
this cauldron of mismanagement came the Rover SD1 in 1976. It was called
SD for the Specialist Division and 1 for the first car to come from the
in-house styling department. Despite a dramatic, innovative design both
inside and out, the option of classic V8 grunt, and more or less
universally praised dynamics, the SD1's reputation -and its longevity
suffered at the hands of a company in meltdown.
And it could all have been so different. The car, which was styled by
Rover's design genius David Bache, had some grand ambitions. It had been
designed to look like a family version of contemporary Italian supercars
(they even got a load of Italian supercars in for comparison purposes early
in the design process), while the attractive interior was intelligently
designed from both a user's and an engineering perspective. Such was BL's
confidence in it that they ploughed £31 million into a new factory (which
in the end would be mothballed after just five years
it even received rave reviews from the motoring press. "It is hard to be
over-enthusiastic about the new 3500" said Autocar. "On every score, its
qualities justify any kind of enthusiasm. It would have been hard to
predict, especially looking at the bald paper specification, just how well
the car would perform, handle and ride.
"Add to that the spaciousness and aerodynamic efficiency of the body, and
the attention paid to ensuring that the car will last, and it is easy to
see why all competitors are casting worried glances, not only at the car
but also at its price. If the 3500 will be built in sufficient numbers, if
the quality can be maintained along with the price, and if the ground is
not cut from under its wheels by ill-advised legislation, the new 3500
should be one of the successes of the decade."
But production numbers, of course, could not be maintained and nor could
the quality. And all we are left with in the 21st century is a whole bag of
'what ifs' and a dwindling handful of what was once one of the most
promising cars ever to be created in Britain.
Land Rover's History
Land Rover is a British car manufacturer with its headquarters in Gaydon,
Warwickshire, United Kingdom which specialises in four-wheel-drive
vehicles. It is owned by the Indian company Tata Motors, forming part of
their Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) group. It is the second oldest
four-wheel-drive car brand in the world (after Jeep).
The Land Rover name was originally used by the Rover Company for one
specific vehicle model, named simply the Land Rover, launched by Rover in
1948. Over the following years it developed into a marque encompassing a
range of four-wheel-drive models, including the Defender, Discovery,
Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Land
Rovers are currently assembled in the company's Halewood and Solihull
plants, with research and development taking place at JLR's Gaydon and
Whitley engineering centres. Land Rover sold 194,000 vehicles worldwide in
Although the brand originates from the original 1947 model, Land Rover as a
company has only existed since 1978, prior to this it was a product line of
the Rover Company which was subsequently absorbed into the Rover-Triumph
division of the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BL) following Leyland
Motor Corporation's takeover of Rover in 1967. The ongoing commercial
success of the original Land Rover series models, and latterly the Range
Rover in the 1970s in the midst of BL's well documented business troubles
prompted the establishment of a separate Land Rover company but still under
the BL umbrella, remaining part of the subsequent Rover Group in 1988 under
the ownership of British Aerospace after the remains of British Leyland
were broken up and privatised. In 1994 Rover Group plc was acquired by BMW.
In 2000 Rover Group was broken-up by BMW and Land Rover was sold to Ford
Motor Company, becoming part of its Premier Automotive Group. In June 2008
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"Terminator" Vs Range Rover - TerraMax - Top Gear - Series 19 - BBC
James May assesses the new Range Rover at Nevada's Automotive Test Center
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