1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

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1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by zcar » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:03 pm

Yes, manufactured in 1995 but not registered until later and wearing a mk1 bonnet. Was this one of Brads at some point ?

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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by deano » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:02 pm

yes... and Alex and somebody else too I think.
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by thamestyres » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:35 pm

nice colour that is. my first 800 was an 827sli fastback in that colour, manual with grey leather, was much better car than my sterling, there were no rattles or any noises, and with the modified exhaust wasn't very slow either... regards ricky
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:33 am

Someone has spent a lot of time (and money!) changing the Mk2a bits for Mk2b bits - seats, window switches, wood trim, door cards, rear lights etc. That said, if it was owned by Rover at Cowley it may have been done by them - either way it's a nice car and if i had the money i'd probably snap it up.
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by mjc9967 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:17 pm

Pretty sure all the mods were Brad's? Or did he just do the bonnet and headlights?

Something about this car always made me see something a bit SD1-ish about it.
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:44 am

Think it's the long front indicators and Mk1 bonnet - very similar at first glance to the front end of an SD1 and i suspect if they had ever made an SD1 saloon, it would have been similar in appearance to an 800 saloon.
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by CHR15E » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:51 am

I never liked it but that's me. I personally don't think the bumper looks right with the bonnet?

I wonder if a MK1 bumper would look any better?

I fitted MK2 wings and indicators to a MK1 years back though never painted the wings.

Similar look but I think it looks better?

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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:47 pm

I think that's probably how the Mk1 should have looked in the first place Chris but the "curvier" front of the Mk2 gives it a slightly futuristic look compared to the Mk1 as we all know it - could be why Rover chose a more conventional style at the time for the Mk1?

Or maybe it was down to good ol' fashioned penny-pinching again!
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by midnite » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:22 pm

jeezus chris if that was a fastback it would look like a granada hatch.
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by rovercoup » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:38 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:I think that's probably how the Mk1 should have looked in the first place Chris but the "curvier" front of the Mk2 gives it a slightly futuristic look compared to the Mk1 as we all know it - could be why Rover chose a more conventional style at the time for the Mk1?

Or maybe it was down to good ol' fashioned penny-pinching again!
Probably more to do with the corporate styling look of the time as maestro,montego had the same style indicator prior to the mk2 800
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:16 pm

midnite wrote:jeezus chris if that was a fastback it would look like a granada hatch.
A good reason why they didn't then! :wink: :lol:
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scoobyh123 wrote:I think that's probably how the Mk1 should have looked in the first place Chris but the "curvier" front of the Mk2 gives it a slightly futuristic look compared to the Mk1 as we all know it - could be why Rover chose a more conventional style at the time for the Mk1?

Or maybe it was down to good ol' fashioned penny-pinching again!
Probably more to do with the corporate styling look of the time as maestro,montego had the same style indicator prior to the mk2 800
Could well be Steve although the Maestro was different again with a square indicator fitting into the "fluting" that ran along the length of the Maestro body. Difficult to know what was in the corporate mind of BL/ARG executives at the time of any decision :roll: :shock: :? :lol:
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by Alex SBY » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:38 pm

Yes I owned this, in 2009-2010. I bought it off Brad, who had fitted the bonnet and grille as well as the seats and door cards from the Mk2B.

From memory, the seats needed wiring in, which I did. I also fitted the "smoked" rear lights and repeater lenses. I sold it in 2010 to Benny, who had it for a little while. Good to see it still exists.

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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:55 am

Nice to see an 800 without a passenger airbag! Completely ruined the lines of the dash when they fitted them :( and as for that horrible black centre pad/steering wheel in an otherwise colour coded dash! :shock:

I've already returned my coupé steering wheel/column cowl to Stone Beige and removed the airbag, passenger side airbag to exit stage left sometime soon and will be replaced with a custom shelf, instruments and maybe a cup holder............ :wink: :D

Such a shame BAe sold out to BMW, we could have had bigger, better 800s (835 with AWD anybody?) had they not spoiled the tie-in with Honda and kept Rover alive and British!
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by zcar » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:53 pm

Dave,
How have you overcome the SRS light if you've removed the bag?
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Re: 1995 V Reg mk11 with mk1 bonnet

Post by CHR15E » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:27 pm

Piggy back the PGM-Fi light was my usual way.
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