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MG and Rover’s other V8s

August 17, 2011 by

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As we listen to the rumbling V8 of our 260s it’s easy to forget the other cars from MG and Rover which went before them and which also enjoyed some American V8 muscle under the “hood”.  In fact, the MG ZT 260 (with its Rover 75 V8 sister) is one of no fewer than seven […]

The Devil’s in the Detail

August 15, 2011 by

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Why take the trouble? Part of the pleasure of owning a 260 lies in its high standard of equipment, especially in SE form: our passengers too can enjoy the many “creature comforts” our cars are furnished with.  Dig a little deeper though and it soon becomes apparent that many features and fittings which were provided […]

The Two-Sixties to celebrate 10 years of the Zed Range

July 13, 2011 by

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The Two Sixties will be at Duxford for ZedTen on 24th July. We will be looking to have 54 cars there as I write so if you would like to see loads of V8’s together in one place do come and say hello. Gates open at 10:00am. We will even have 001 which is the […]

Time to say goodbye to squeaky ZT 260s

July 12, 2011 by

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All models at different times from 2002 into 2003 suffered from understandable pressures to cut manufacturing costs and this is reflected in all models showing the removal of previous standard equipment, some of which was then transferred to the extra cost option lists, or simply deleted. One common deletion across the range has been one […]

Review: ‘Proper’ Exhausts for the ZT 260

July 12, 2011 by

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One of the most evocative aspects of owning a V8 engined car is the intoxicating sound from the exhaust; it simply makes a power statement that is unmistakable. In decades past even the most restrained V8 engined cars were able to retain this sound, but creeping legislation in recent years has demanded that exhausts become […]

Down under: The Two-Sixties in Australia

July 4, 2011 by

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I’ve always loved cars, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a car nut.  I’ve rarely bought modern motoring magazines for example and I  find  the  endless chatter by the motoring journalists a bit tedious, yet somehow here I am scratching out a living writing about cars.  Curious isn’t it how life works out?  Still, the […]

The mean, green, V8 recharging machine

July 4, 2011 by

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As a result of being jumped by a ZS at work I have installed two solar chargers to the windows of the garage. I was going to plop them on the garage roof but  not  sure they were water tight. Wired in two permanent connections into the battery taking it up through the boot base […]

I love the smell of octane in the afternoon!

June 4, 2011 by

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It doesn’t matter how many times I drive into Silverstone, I always get that warm, fuzzy feeling that I’m at a very special motor racing circuit  that  has  seen  countless  champions  and  champions  in  the  making  screaming round in the name of Motorsport and our entertainment. If, when you’re walking down the pit lane you […]

The Difference is Dreadnought Racing

May 4, 2011 by

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Over time, Scotland has given us many good things; Sean Connery, whisky, Billy Connolly, whisky, shortbread, the Fourth rail Bridge, John Logie Baird and did I mention whisky? But now there is one more good thing to add to the list, something that has been around since 1984, something that will put a coat hanger […]

MG Owners: Where do you go from here?

May 2, 2011 by

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With the demise of Mg Rover in 2005, it put into perspective what other cars are around for the same value and looks when searching for a new car to replace the one you have, it feels surreal to know that there may not be any chance of getting another true MG-Rover product anymore, until […]