I have a '97 Ferring Cooper S Touring without Sportpack and sporting 12" wheels. I've owned it for nearly a year, but I discovered recently that when it left JCG as new it was a Sportspack version. The changes were made when it was restored in 2013 by the previous owner. I was seriously considering returning it to a Sportpack version with the super-flared arches and 13' wheels in order to return it to as close to the original spec as possible.
After reading this thread, it seems that I would be completely crazy to spend huge amounts of cash buying new Rover Sportspack wheels and paying a body shop to dress the wings in order to install the fancy new arches and respray the panels, combined with reducing the car's handling performance, acceleration and top speed, and putting excessive wear on bearings etc. This thread has made up my mind to stick and not twist.
Edited by paulg027, 05 November 2017 - 09:41 AM.