Discussion in 'Rover Discussion' started by BRMFUN, Nov 4, 2018.


    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator Member

    my storage is being reduced due to building work, at least for 6 months, so today had to move some cars around.

    One car is on of the last 25s off the track and has this stubborn steptonic issue, another is a 1969 MGBGT 3 speed auto, and two BRMs.

    The near 50 year old car started unassisted almost first time and has been stood longer than the rest, simple works!

    My question is have we made progress........

    And old and new together

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  2. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend Member

    As a former 'BGT owner (white '75 RB with dysentery beige interior), I would say most definitely!

    I'm also quite partial to the R3's, and I was a fan of the revised front of the 25 as it felt like a better evolution of the 200 series. I know towards the end it was quite easy to get A/C, CD, full leather, full electrics, parking sensors and I think I even saw one listed with cruise control?!

    It's a bit like the evolution from the 25 to the '3, in so many ways the older car has bunches more character, the VVC flies, and is much easier to work on, but fundamentally, the newer car is clearly a much more advanced design.
  3. peasantslife

    peasantslife Active Member

    I'll say undoubtedly progress has been made in areas of occupant (and pedestrian safety), also in the area of emissions. Are we chasing down a foolish path of development towards zero tailpipe emissions? Yes. Could we do better on safety? Yes. Perhaps our kids and grand children will be going to classic car shows and go dewey eyed over those last Internal Combustion personal transport modules and laugh out loud that we took colossal volumes of liquid fuels to move a tonne plus of machine to move a portly payload of about 100kg to and from work every day!
    Auto 'B's are rare, cherish.
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  4. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member Member

    Always nice when they start after a time.
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  5. Roverlike

    Roverlike Garvin in Disguise Moderator Member

    I see 25 has tears in his eyes ...

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator Member

    Yes it’s been to Portugal and back several times and to Poland!
    Portugal is where it developed the gearbox fault and a chap in an old garage managed to get it going to get back home. It’s well travelled!
  7. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member Member

    But not to Croatia :)

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator Member

    Not yet ;)

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