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ex tony pond rover 827 racing at snetterton

the rover 827 vitesse driven by tony pond round the isle of man TT course. i believe it now has the 2 litre turbo m series engine fitted. here it is racing in the dunlop motorsport news saloon car championship at snetterton on sunday 27th april 2008, driven by barry vincent


 


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