Keith’s Rover 75

Our Cars : Rover 75 has a hissy fit! – Updated

Our Cars : Rover 75 has a hissy fit! – Updated

Words: Keith Adams Photographs: Michael Hayward After a couple of weeks spent languishing in the office car park, it seemed only fair to pull the Rover 75 from under its tree and spend some quality time together. Jumping in this wood-trimmed leather-lined exec is always a treat and, thanks to nice, healthy mechanicals, it didn’t […]

Our Cars : Say goodbye, tappety-tap-tap-tap

Our Cars : Say goodbye, tappety-tap-tap-tap

The ongoing saga of Keith Adams’ Rover 75’s K-Series engine looks set to be serialised into book form. Publishers are fighting over the rights to what promises to be a 100,000-word drama, with all the twists and turns of Forsyte combined with the epic landscape of War and Peace. When you last left us, the […]

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Blog : Citroën XM or Rover 75… or both?

Blog : Citroën XM or Rover 75… or both?

Keith Adams They say great cars – just like buses – come along in threes, and in a way, it looks like this might be happening at AROnline Towers. First, there was my Lancia Delta Integrale (which should be arriving home this week), then the arrival of my Rover 75 1.8 Connoisseur, which has proved […]

Our Cars : New HG, 500 miles on…

Our Cars : New HG, 500 miles on…

Keith Adams A couple of weeks after the longest weekend’s work Mike Humble ever did putting right all of the wrongs in the engine bay of our Rover 75 1.8, you’ll be pleased to hear that the engine’s now running very well indeed. The inherent advantages of the K’s lightweight aluminium construction, open deck block […]

Blog : K-Series, one impressive engine

Blog : K-Series, one impressive engine

Keith Adams I’ve been pretty tough on the old K-Series engine in the past. Brilliant in theory and concept, disastrous in execution, its well-publicised weaknesses must have played a significant part in MG Rover’s demise in 2005. However, like all the elements in our story, things are never quite as simple as they first appear – when […]

Blogs : 75’s back and bouncing

Blogs : 75’s back and bouncing

Keith Adams You’ve got to hand it to Direct Line. As insurance claims go, this one has been very painless indeed. Regular readers might recall a careless young lady ran into the AROnline Rover 75 and drove off without stopping. Slightly annoyed, I reported this and told my insurers. The next day, they took the […]

Blog : An annoying hit ‘n’ run

Blog : An annoying hit ‘n’ run

Keith Adams Came in from a nice afternoon with ‘er indoors to find the mirror cap of my Rover 75 resting playfully on my kitchen work surface. Beneath it, are a couple of pieces of mirror – a familiar oval one, and a strange rectangular one. Puzzled, I wonder what’s going on – and ask […]

Blog : Falling for the 75 yet?

Blog : Falling for the 75 yet?

Keith Adams It was nice getting back to my own car this week. After a week or so on the road in all manner of cars, the cosseting and relaxing 75 Connoisseur is a real pleasure to drive. It’s soft-riding, with big seats, smells nice inside, and seems to be delivering excellent fuel consumption into […]

Our Cars : 75 – things to do…

Our Cars : 75 – things to do…

Keith Adams Well, the Rover 75 Connoisseur is at home now, and my initial thoughts of this car being a complete shed were a little bit wide of the mark. Yes, it’s clear the car has lacked a little love recently (well, for quite a while), and there’s a long list of things to do […]

Our Cars : Meet the new Rover 75

Our Cars : Meet the new Rover 75

Keith Adams After the success Mike Humble’s had with his Rover 75 1.8 Club turning it into a desirable and dependable daily driver, I decided that, for AROnline‘s latest project, I’d do the same thing – except that, for all of the work that will undoubtedly be needed to do on it, we’ll detail it […]