1975 NSU Ro80 Saloon, Chassis no. 0841000725 Engine no. XM205491

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Lot 166
1975 NSU Ro80 Saloon,
Registration no. HLR 322N Chassis no. 0841000725 Engine no. XM205491

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,400 - 9,000
Amended
1975 NSU Ro80 Saloon

Registration no. HLR 322N
Chassis no. 0841000725
Engine no. XM205491

Footnotes

  • This NSU Ro80 was used extensively for its first five years, during which period the original engine was replaced, and had covered a little over 60,000 miles when it was acquired in 1991 by Mr Roy Turner, the immediately preceding owner having stored it, with minimal use, for some ten years. Mr Turner sent the car to Ro Technics of Winkfield, Berkshire for re-commissioning and kept a record of this and all subsequent works (on file). These included restoration of the wings and a full re-spray in original Agate Brown (1994), complete clutch and gearbox rebuild (1997), new radiator, new rear shock absorbers and carburettor overhaul (2002) and refurbishment of the rear brake limiter (2004). Other noteworthy features include a part stainless steel exhaust system and Jaguar electric mirrors.

    In June 2007 the NSU was purchased by ex-Autocar journalist Ronald 'Steady' Barker, who had covered only 500 miles in the car when he offered it for sale at Bonhams' Oxford auction in June 2012 (Lot 242). Prior to sale the NSU had benefited from a service by Pryton Engineering of Swindon, Wiltshire, which included a new clutch servo and ignition system. The current owner purchased the car at the June 2012 sale and reports that it is still a delight to drive.

    A superb example of this sought after modern classic, 'HLR 322N' is offered with a good file of history containing maintenance records, sundry bills, a quantity of tax discs dating back to 1978, recently expired MoT (March 2013) and Swansea V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Original drivers handbook & full workshop manual with the papers together with a 2013 " Practical Classics" magazine two page description of the car.
Contacts
1975 NSU Ro80 Saloon, Chassis no. 0841000725 Engine no. XM205491
1975 NSU Ro80 Saloon, Chassis no. 0841000725 Engine no. XM205491
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