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1989 Rover Montego [LM11]

1989 Rover Montego [LM11] in Clarkson: No Limits, Documentary, 2002 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1989 Rover Montego [LM11]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-18 23:38

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This car almost got away unscaved, until Jeremy ponders on the realisation that he hasn't fulfilled the tradition of destroying "some kind of awful car". At the start, this car is used to demosntrate the handbrake turn as Jeremy attempts but fails at this technique, resulting in it bashing against the cars it is supposed to park in between. Later, the previously featured Vauxhall Nova "parks" itself onto it after doing a 2 wheel stunt, but the Montego finally meets its demise to a truck as it ploughs into it - unfortunately however this is one of my least favourite of his destruction acts, simply because it is abundantly clear that the car was split in half at a previous time before impact.

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antp BE

2006-12-18 23:57

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The vehicle details for D401 XRT are:

Date of Liability 01 02 2001
Date of First Registration 01 08 1986
Year of Manufacture 1986
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1994CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE

They repainted it?

Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-19 11:30

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If they did, it was not shown...

G-MANN UK

2006-12-19 13:14

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This time they picked a car that really deserved to be destroyed.

banger134 EN

2006-12-19 17:25

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The car is white not blue as it's not the 86 d plate montego the plates say it should be but a later 90-95 rover montego

Weasel1984 PL

2007-10-24 19:56

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Indeed, fake plates - '89 model.

-- Last edit: 2007-10-25 18:48:21

MF IT

2007-11-12 02:05

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Hey! In mid '80s Montego was a dignified car! I liked it!

CrazyCars EN

2007-12-29 16:59

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I like this car too :/

Kowalski

2008-03-27 15:02

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MF wrote Hey! In mid '80s Montego was a dignified car! I liked it!


Not it wasn't. It was the butt of the jokes even back then.

Kowalski

2008-03-27 15:03

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CrazyCars wrote I like this car too :/


Of the 436.000 Montegos sold, there are only 9.000 left on the road. I guess the other 427.000 Ex-Montego owners don't agree with you.

antp BE

2008-03-27 17:38

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There are probably few of these cars which broke down ;)

(I also like the style of that car :o)

-- Last edit: 2008-03-27 17:38:48

tali UK

2008-03-27 21:43

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It was the 8th most scrapped car in UK.Rarest variant today is a 2.0HLS estate.

ecclefechan SX

2008-06-03 11:17

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I don't find it horrible, but like most BL/Austin/Rover cars it suffered from poor build quality, relability issues and generally had an image of being dull. It wasn't the butt of jokes in the same vein as the likes of Ladas, Skodas and Yugos, but due to its less than desirable image, depreciation was high which do doubt also attributed to the large amount of them being scrapped.

Oddly though, Jeremy doesn't actually make any comments on the Montego itself in this. He attempts various stunts in it which were performed in a 1980's advert for the Montego, but at the end he realises that he hasn't destroyed anything, so the completely fake truck smash on the Montego is performed.

130rapid PL

2010-07-27 19:06

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Registration D401XRT
Make AUSTIN
Model MONTEGO
Description MAYFAIR

dsl SX

2011-04-15 14:50

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No tears for the lorry then? Or did it survive the blaze?

Sandie SX

2011-04-15 14:53

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Plate is definitely not from this Montego.

dsl SX

2011-04-15 16:51

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While the Austin name was dropped with the 1989 facelift (or perhaps as early as 1987), it is worth noting that there was never any Rover badging on 1989+ cars, nor was it an official title - "[facelift cars] had a badge resembling the Rover Viking longship, but it was not identical, nor did the word "Rover" ever appear on the cars." (from wiki). So while I agree Rover Montego is the most practical way of describing these cars (and there is no other obvious alternative), it is not absolute and might be queried in the future.

Sandie SX

2011-04-15 16:54

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Indeed... We tend to the same for all Metros, Maestros and original Minis from the era too though there was never anything official. It was just the dropping of the Austin name.

ingo DE

2011-04-15 22:44

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Right now 1 -ONE!- on Link to "www.autotrader.co.uk"

The Metro is not even on the Rover-listing any more: Link to "www.autotrader.co.uk"

Only 43 Austins of any model there: Link to "www.autotrader.co.uk"

-- Last edit: 2011-04-15 22:46:11

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