Don't really frequent the forum much anymore, but this weekend, after 9 years of ownership, it was time to say goodbye to the ZR.
With the onset of a lot of rust, and quite a bit failing on the car, the cost to legitimately get it through its next MOT this month was far too great. As much as I would have liked to have kept it for a couple more years, spending so much to put right the essentials, and potentially a whole lot more that I don't know about, my heart had to finally listen to my head (and the girlfriend)
Car was advertised for spares and repairs and was sold within a few hours, and collected the following day. It'll help spruce up and keep other cars on the road, so it won't go to waste
Owning the car has been a hoot, it's turned a few heads with it bullet proof antics and relative uniqueness, wanted for nothing when needed, and has helped me make some great friends throughout the Rover / MG community.
So.... after 2 years of research (on and off), I replaced it with a Scirocco 2l petrol GT automatic. It's a really nice car, and seeing it side by side with the ZR, it looks like a natural evolution
I'll keep my account active and still pop in from time to time (and comment on any posts about 1.4-1.6 conversions lol) as well as keeping my eye out for the next Merseyside Meets (yes Charlzy, you need to arrange some).
I wish you all well