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From America with Love

August 16, 2011 by

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When MG Rover started to plan a new  performance flagship for the Z car range – the car that would become the ZT 260  – developing its own V8 engine was never really an option.  It is likely that the original Rover V8 had reached the end of its development life and could no longer […]

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 […]

Zeds turn up en masse to celebrate the decade

July 25, 2011 by

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Three hundred and sixty MG Z cars attended this year’s event to celebrate the modern British made MG. The weather was good, the company excellent and the variety of cars was superb! For the Two-Sixties we were able to bring 58 V8s to the event from all over the country. We even had a Spitfire […]

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 […]