It is with some regret that I am offering up for sale, my NG.
I have owned the car for 3 1/2 years and have loved every minute of it. With a house move imminent, I have to be true to my plan, and sell the car on to sink the funds in to a house.
The car was originally built and registered in 2004 and represents the ultimate development of the much respected TC model line. I was informed by the previous owner that the car was professionally built as a factory demonstrator for NG cars. Knowing the quality of the car, I have no reason to doubt that.
So, in terms of specification:
Full climate air conditioning
4.6 litre Rover V8. Normally aspirated.
Edelbrock\Weber 500 carb
Electric cooling fan and manual override switch
5 speed Land Rover R380 gearbox
Fully independent suspension, adjustable for height and rebound
Ford high ratio differential
Image three piece 17” wheels fitted with excellent Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres
Recently fitted new one off alloy fuel tank
Cockpit mounted battery cut off switch
Battery positioned in rear of car
New rear lights and bright work fitted in my ownership
New polished alloy fuel cap
Walnut veneered dashboard with ivory coloured instruments
Bridge of weir black leather seats
Recently fitted grey carpets
Full inertia reel centrally mounted seatbelts
Heater unit (which is very powerful and does a lot to improve usability in the colder months)
Mohair tonneau cover. Centre zipped to be used for driving with no passenger. Provides full showerproofing for cockpit when parked
Indoor and outdoor full car covers
History provided. Folder of receipts, copy of build manual and list of parts used
The first winter of ownership, I spent many hours underneath the car, cleaning and making good any surface rust on the chassis (The floor of the main tub itself is of course fibreglass). This is my usual winter routine from owning other classics. It was ultimately an activity in vein as the condition was, and still is, just as good as the upper body of the car. My respect for the quality of the engineering went sky high though!
I have a owned a number of classics, but nothing quite prepared me for the ownership and driving experience of this NG. I have never known a car which can have such a positive effect on your mood, and those that you see on your travels. The looks, and the noise, draw much attention, people appreciate it at face value, and just smile. No one knows what it is. Part hot rod, part British roadster, it sits within no established cliche and it allows you to enjoy something unique.
There is surprising amount of room, with seats mounted on sliding frames.
I have had a 6’ 6” passenger travel with me comfortably for over 100 Miles, but it played havoc with his hair style.
You need to wear goggles or sunglasses. You shouldn’t drive with your mouth open, as bees are relatively indigestible.
I have found it surprisingly usable. There is reasonable luggage room behind the rear seats. It’s not all that pleasant in a hail storm, I must be honest, but it can be driven on dry days in all temperatures. There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!
MOT is due again in October
NG pricing is very erratic, mostly down to the quality of the build. I know this is one of the best, and is therefore priced high compared to some. I paid good money for it and have always seen it as excellent value for the enjoyment, performance and quality of the car.
2001(K) NG TCV8. First registered 2001 but on a period 1972 registration, only 4 owners from new ( the first 2 were brothers ). Navy Blue ( believed to be a Jaguar colour) with contrasting cream interior......