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  • Maestro / Montego Spotting

    Anybody have photos of any interesting Maestros or Montegos that they have seen about?

    This one I have mentioned before... it is an L reg (L*** HNE) Clubman (could be 1.3) which has full sized "Eclipse" decals from the rear wing to the front.

    It must belong to a member of staff at B&Q up here, as it is always there. I took this picture today from the Rover 75 whilst at the lights. (Hence the "zoom" effects)
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    Steve Worsley

    R514 RVJ - 1998 Rover Maestro 1.3 - Restoration
    VX12 EBG - 2012 MG-6 GT 1.8T SE - Stored
    J209 PEL - 1991 Rover Maestro 1.3 Clubman - Running

  • #2
    Originally posted by F170 GGT
    ...which has full sized "Eclipse" decals from the rear wing to the front...
    *Looks very very closely*

    I'll have to take your word for it...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by F170 GGT
      (Hence the "zoom" effects)
      Obviously I wasn't going to get out and go over for a picture whilst there were customers about, so the best option whilst at the lights was to snap it. However, I had to zoom in due to it being far away, thus creating the picture to become grainy.

      Steve Worsley

      R514 RVJ - 1998 Rover Maestro 1.3 - Restoration
      VX12 EBG - 2012 MG-6 GT 1.8T SE - Stored
      J209 PEL - 1991 Rover Maestro 1.3 Clubman - Running

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      • #4
        If you had the courage of your convictions... and being the owner of many Des O'Connor records, *I*'ve got the courage of *my* convictions... :laugh: ... Get up close, man!!! No-one will respond negatively!!!

        RDGelder and myself spent several hours at my mum's yesterday, working on my Vanden Plas Maestro, and one of my mum's neighbours came up and said (totally out of the blue) "I thought Maestros were only built to M-reg, why's this one [RDGelder's] an R-reg? And my Maestro was my first car and a cracking car, but I stupidly replaced it with blah blah blah" (not mentioning a Rover 214 with head gasket failure, honest...). And the look of wonderment on being told that Ledbury cars were available as late as on a 51-plate is frankly disturbing!!! "How can this possibly be, I thought they stopped at M-reg?".

        Suffice to say, RDGelder's Maestro "Ledders" hasn't gone unnoticed in the local area, as the above exchange would indicate!!!

        We need to be 'open' about 'our' cars... I have yet to meet anybody even remotely negative about 'our' cars (and this goes back the 7 1/2 years I have owned my Monty) - people are 'misty eyed' in my experience... "I owned a Montego [or Maestro], cracking car it was!" ain't *too* unusual a comment, although they often seem to think it was a 1.8 and not a 1.6 or even a 1.3... :laugh: (honest!)

        Get out and photograph 'our' cars, dont hide at the traffic lights, I would say...
        Rich Smith

        "Joe", aka "The Ryton Express", aka E838 VJO. Peugeot 309SR main car
        "Kryten", aka A560 SCW. Left hand drive MG Maestro 1600 'R' second in command
        "Fleagle", aka F929 NNA. Montego 1.6L saloon stored, status "doubts set in"
        "Cracow", aka CCW 925Y Maestro Vanden Plas - the oldest known to the Club stored, status "will fight another day - eventually"

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        • #5
          Not sure about that Rich: I certainly wouldn't go around photographing strangers' cars at close range, unless both the car and I were at a car show :laugh: I can well appreciate Steve's reluctance to get up close, otherwise the next thing he could have been getting up close to was a police car

          Steve to answer your question there used to be a white camper-van near where I lived, but I never got chance to photograph it. It was one of the rare ones with the elevating roof. There was also a D-reg EFi near my mum's & dad's house. It had white lines on its bonnet, roof and bumpers, as though the machine which puts yellow lines on the road had driven over the top of it. I did photograph that, but I don't know where I've put the photo. I thought the car looked bloody awful, to be quite honest.
          Regards
          John Orrell

          MG Maestro Turbos 396 and 502
          MG ZT190+ (53 plate)

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          • #6
            and on topic for a change , seen today was two maestro 500vans both in white one on a m reg one on a s reg . not sure how thay managed that one
            Tony Hague



            A clear enthusiast - or a nutter?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tony
              ...seen today was two maestro 500vans...one on a s reg . not sure how thay managed that one
              Parkway (Ledbury) converted vans as well as saloons
              Regards
              John Orrell

              MG Maestro Turbos 396 and 502
              MG ZT190+ (53 plate)

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              • #8
                Did it have a '*VJ or '*CJ plate? If so then it was a Parkway. Unless the vans had differing registrations.
                Steve Worsley

                R514 RVJ - 1998 Rover Maestro 1.3 - Restoration
                VX12 EBG - 2012 MG-6 GT 1.8T SE - Stored
                J209 PEL - 1991 Rover Maestro 1.3 Clubman - Running

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                • #9
                  I've seen a V-reg van around my area on a couple of occasions. I'll have to stop the driver for a chat in future.

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                  • #10
                    I've seen a T plate and a 51 plate van round here so I think there must have been a company who bought a few from ledbury.
                    www.maestroturbo.org.uk - The Tickford Maestro Turbo Register
                    www.rover200.org.uk - The Rover 200/400 (R8) Owners Club
                    www.roverdiesel.co.uk - My Rover Diesel Site

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                    • #11
                      Just down the road from me live a pair of flame red Parkways/Ledders namely R506 RVJ and R507 RVJ.
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                      • #12
                        a few months ago there was a J-reg Maestro in Carlisle auction i got there just after i had sold ,it was mint,just like it had came out the factory,it had 44k on it with FRSH,It was a top of the ranger,in silver,1 owner from new,sold for 165,I found this out afterwards!

                        I would have bought it if the stupid old in front of me with his micra had put his foot down.

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                        • #13
                          What rotten luck. What is it with these Micra drivers? I was stuck behind one for about 8 miles on a single carriageway twisty country road on Friday afternoon. I don't drive fast (impossible in my car), but this Micra driver was driving just too slowly.
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                          • #14
                            lol i have never driven a Micra,but maybe they are that slow.

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                            • #15
                              1 litre Micra's are dog slow. Even the missus commented how bad her driving instructor's car was...

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