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Old 8th October 2017, 11:50 AM
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I remember picking a New Rover something or other in 1951/52 . It was an Apprentice's job to ferry cars around Belfast. A quality product.. but it would not get out of it's own way. Even a side valve Morris Minor of it's Day would leave it in its wake. What was it ???
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Sean, it would have been the Rover 75 "Cyclops" model, with a fog light in the middle of the Radiator grille. It was fitted with the 2.3 litre engine. Regards. Styria
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Sean, it would have been the Rover 75 "Cyclops" model, with a fog light in the middle of the Radiator grille. It was fitted with the 2.3 litre engine. Regards. Styria


Never driven one but you would have to assume there was something wrong with it to be that slow.
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P5 Manual transmission and overdrive on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/182819764442...84.m1558.l2649
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No Bryce , not that slow ... just that Side Valve Morris Minors were a wolf in Sheep's Clothing. The "52 four Door version was a much improved car. then it was ruined when Morris and Austin amalgamated. The dreadful, Early, A Series 950 cc engines and ghastly Austin gearbox. We were never done with Warranty Work till the excellent Minor 1000 was introduced and coupled with an excellent Gearbox.
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