Alexander’s Rover 800

Alexander picked up this tasty Rover 800 Vitesse from his brother, after it had returned from an amazing banger rally adventure. Here are the updates following Alexander taking ownership of it…

Our Cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Orient Express

Our Cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Orient Express

Alexander Boucke Our trusty Rover 827 Vitesse has been out on the road again. This time my brother Cornelius and his mate Thomas wanted to see some sandy beaches – on the shores of the Black Sea! Having had the slightly mad idea of running a banger rally to Istanbul, the guys took a couple of days […]

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – You Only Live Twice

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – You Only Live Twice

Alexander Boucke I’m sure you think there must be an abandoned, dead 827 Vitesse in front of my place – given that, when I last wrote about the car around four months ago, I said that the car was so unreliable that I had simply stopped using it. But no – it’s gone. Under its own power […]

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Stranded

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Stranded

Alexander Boucke The Munich-Barcelona Vitesse had an attack of heritage yesterday – it left me stranded at the office in the evening… Now with the weather getting warmer, the PGM-FI main relay was occasionally playing up. So far no big problem, a bit of patience and, after several attempts, the fuel pump would usually prime and […]

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Finally, working wipers!

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Finally, working wipers!

Alexander Boucke As dry and sunny spells are never bound to last very long in Central Europe, fixing the Vitesse’s wipers was the first step towards regular use. Carrying large quantities of screen sealants isn’t really a good substitute… Despite being an 800, it was clear that the problem was not an electrical one, as […]

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Bangergnomics or madness?

Our cars : Alexander’s Rover 800 – Bangergnomics or madness?

Alexander Boucke Will this be the direct way into mental and economical crisis? Come on, there is no way an old Rover 827 will be more economical to run than my trusty little Maestro, being a manual and on loan it shouldn’t hit the wallet too hard – at least that’s what I’d like to […]