For car enthusiasts, the birth of the Rover 75 was an exciting time, as it was the first Rover to have been born under BMW’s stewardship. Not only that, but the 75 executive saloon was the first recipient of the German brand’s new 2.0-litre common rail diesel engine, arriving before it had been seen in a BMW-badged vehicle. Of course we all know it all ended in misery, with the British firm going bust, however, this new book published by Crowood Press and written by James Taylor, author of a number of other Rover themed books, charts the development of the 75 from the drawing board through to production and beyond. It chronicles the takeover of the firm by the Phoenix Four in the early 2000s, and the development of the sportier MG ZT models, including petrol V8s, as well as information on the company’s sad demise nine years ago. Spread across 208 pages, there’s the kind of detail that is missing from a lot of other books, including full specifications, standard equipment and details of the personalisation programme called Monogram. If you’re a fan of British cars, and the Rover 75 and MG ZT, this is a book that you cannot miss. The recommended retail price is £25.00, however, Crowood Press have it for sale at just £20.00 for a limited time. Log onto www.crowood.com for more information or call them on 01672 520320.
Title Rover 75 and MG ZT: The complete story
Author James Taylor
ISBN number 978-1-84797-685-7
Publisher Crowood Press
Telephone 01672 520320