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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 […]

Time to celebrate 10 years of the Zed series

August 2, 2011 by

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The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridge, played host to more than just old aircraft on Sunday. Not yet classics but by no means modern either, the Zed series from MG Rover has, believe it or not, been going for 10 years now. Enthusiasts swarmed from all over the country to celebrate the birthday of […]

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 […]