My love affair with the Rover 75 started when I bought my first Mk 1 75 Connoisseur CDT in British Racing Green about 7 years ago. Every time I sat in it I knew it was the marque for me, retro style walnut dash, very comfortable leather seats, a few bells and whistles, economical for such a large car, and the urge to look back at it every time I parked it.


 After a few years ownership I decided to sell it and of course bought another, this time a Mk2 facelift CDTi in Pearl Black which I have now had for around 4 years.

 The modifications I have done since purchase are many and will be a good test of my memory so here goes:

 Oak dash replaced with real walnut

Sandstone & Walnut steering wheel

Walnut handbrake handle

Walnut Gear knob

Sandstone gearstick and handbrake gaiters

Additional walnut trim on door, light and seat switches

Double Din media system with GPS Sat Nav

Ambient lighting inside car

Warning lights on door edges

Puddle lights on door bases

Footwell lights

Drivers grab handle

Embossed Front headrests

Rover Torch in centre console

Power Socket in centre console

First Aid Kit in rear armrest

Illuminated warning triangle in boot

Additional twin power socket in boot

Carbon wrapped Engine and Battery Box Lid covers

After Market 19 inch wheels and tyres

Premium Bumper with MG7 Grille and bespoke Rover 75 badge

Chrome Bullet Powerfold Mirrors

Chrome Door Finishers

Ultimate Remote Mod

Plenum Spyhole Mod

Bonnet Release Mod

Sunroof Drain Mod

Handbrake Compensator Mod

Synergie 2 with Pierburg MAF

Fuel Burning Heater with exhaust silencer

Fuel Burning Heater auto timer and windscreen warning LED

75 and ZT Enthusiasts sticker on rear quarter panel !

 The car is my daily runner to and from work 3 days a week which is a 50 mile round trip, it never misses a beat and gets quite a few looks and comments. The after-market wheels may not be for the purists but I like them.



 Last year I also bought a Solar Red ZT 190 which my wife drives, although I do take it out when I get the chance as I love to hear the throaty roar of the engine, and with the 2 cars I feel I have the best of both worlds.



I probably spend far too much time on Rover forums but find them addictive and have made some good friends, plus I like a challenge like sourcing replacement motor gears for bullet power fold door mirrors, but as with other owners I also have to squeeze in some paid work to settle the bills now and again!

 Rob ( Trebor )