Rover 75 Connoisseur V6

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An opulent Rover 75 Connoisseur V6 with an incredible 8,578 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced high strength steel body structure, door side intrusion beams, front passenger and side airbags, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), traction control, tinted glass, chrome door mirrors and handles, front fog lamps, bright sill finishers, halogen headlamps, air conditioning with dual climate control, heated front seats, electrically adjustable front seats, remote central locking, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, perimetric and volumetric alarm system, electric windows front and rear, analogue clock. Factory options; Pearlescent paint finish, folding rear seat, multi-spoke alloy wheels. Dealership accessories; Rover tailored rubber over mats, mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding high specification Rover 75 Connoisseur is finished in factory original Copperleaf Red Pearlescent, (Code CDX), a cost option specified when ordered new. Having covered a warranted low 8,578 miles from new, the paint finish is simply stunning and boasts a deep polished shine and uniform finish. All factory panels are arrow straight and only a tiny ding to the front nearside wing and some touched-in scratches. The underside is beautifully clean and still displays PDI markings, long lost on most examples. Further originality is seen with the supplying dealer number plates, windscreen sticker and tax disc holder still fitted. The typical Rover Connoisseur embellishing’s of chrome have a mirror finish and this example will satisfy anyone seeking an exceptionally well preserved and uber low mileage Rover 75.

INTERIOR
The factory fitted and premium Connoisseur specification full leather interior is trimmed in Sandstone Beige, (Code SCF). Immensely comfortable and sumptuous, the beautiful upholstery is commensurate with the incredibly low mileage with no visible wear or markings whatsoever. The matching carpets are pristine having been protected since showroom handover by Rover tailored rubber over mats and both the door cards and headlining are as new. The highest levels of luxury continue with leather trimmed touch points including the immaculate cream steering wheel and lashings of real wood burr walnut finishing’s, fitted to earlier cars before imitation wood came in use. All controls and functions operate perfectly including the Connoisseur specification dual climate control and electrically adjustable heated front seats. The boot area is spotless and the tool kit housed in the spare wheel cavity is still wrapped in clear film! A pristine and luxurious interior, you could almost think you have been comfortably transported back to a Rover showroom in 2001!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The silky-smooth Rover V6 24 valve Quad Cam engine features the Variable Intake System (VIS) and produces 148bhp and 185Nm peak torque enabling a top speed of 130mph and 0-60mph in 10.2 seconds. Incredibly and unusual for a car having covered such low mileage, there are 11 Rover/MG main dealer stamped entries in the service book confirming that the car has covered less than 1,000 miles between each service and the running and performance is absolutely perfect, smooth and quiet. The engine bay is pristine and displays factory PDI dabs and bright stickers. The five-speed manual gearbox operates perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory upgraded and unrestored multi-spoke style alloy wheels are in superb order with no kerb markings and are shod in matching brand 215/55 ZR16 tyres fitted brand new in 2021. The Anti-lock braking system (ABS) features Electronic Brake Distribution and the braking components are perfect in both condition and operation.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 3rd September 2001 by Hereford Rover, this example has been family owned from new until 2021 and has covered a fully verified 8,578 miles from new. A new vehicle order form and sales invoice in the history file is made out to first owner, Mr Newman, who purchased the car for £17,984.55 including factory specified options and less part exchange allowance for his 1995 Volvo 460. Mr Newman owned the car until 2017 where upon his passing it was inherited by his family who have all enjoyed the car for the last four years. The original service book contains 11 Rover/MG entries from the supplying main dealer, the most recent in 2020 at 7,187. A documented timing belt change has been carried out with stamped entry in the service book again from the supplying main dealership. The original handbooks, guides and instruction pamphlets are contained in the black leather Rover wallet. The supporting service invoices, previous MOT certificates and even welcome letters from Rover to Mr Newman are in the history file along with both sets of remote keys and a Rover 75 range brochure.

Surely one of the best, low mileage and reserved examples in existence, this stunning Rover 75 will delight an enthusiast or collector seeking the absolute best.

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Rover P6 2200TC

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A beautifully elegant Rover P6 2200TC with just 42,269 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Main body of welded steel construction, aluminium alloy bonnet and boot lid, underbody protection, wax injected body sections, De-Dion tube rear suspension, chrome bumpers with overriders and rubber pushers, chrome trim to light clusters, door frame, drip rail, door handles and door mirrors. Chrome arrow roof antenna, 2200TC wing badges, pendulum cover door locks, front and rear quarter light openers, quad beam headlamps, front side lamp clusters with top prism, dual individual rear seats with wide central armrest, rotary map light, central courtesy light, cigar lighter, rev counter, gauges for engine temperature, oil pressure, ammeter, twin locking glove boxes. Factory options; Front headrests.

EXTERIOR
Boasting the accolade of winning the very first European Car of the Year award in 1964, the all new and innovative Rover P6 was a ‘clean sheet’ design and replaced the aging P4. This stunning 2200TC model is finished in the original colour of Mexico Brown, (Code ACC), as denoted on the Factory Record Certificate issued by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. The deep lustrous shine to the paintwork looks incredible and boasts a beautiful uniform finish. All panels are in outstanding order with clean seams lines and factory spot welds that positively separate this car from the usual patched up and bodged examples. There is a very light long scratch to the lower rear nearside wing, not very noticeable. The underside is in superb order. All factory chrome has a bright mirror finish with only light aging and the trim sections and rubbers are in excellent order. The boot lid and front wing Rover and 2200TC badges are near perfect but the front Rover emblem is crazed and discoloured. A truly opulent design from the Rover heydays and very difficult to better with this exceptional example.

INTERIOR
The lavish interior is typical of this era of Rover and remains in outstanding original condition commensurate with the low 42,269 miles covered. The factory coverings to the box-pleated double-corded brushed nylon seats in Sandalwood are in excellent condition and are free from damage or significant wear. The seats are immensely comfortable and a true sense of occasion overwhelms on every journey. The matching door cards with wood veneer cappings and the headlining are immaculate and the beautifully ornate steering wheel and switchgear are a delight for appreciators of the bygone era. All functions and controls operate including the original LW/MW radio. The carpets are clean with a few very isolated and small areas of thinning to the main touch points. The huge luggage area boasts a neat custom made and removable false floor to hide the spare wheel as opposed the original vertical mounted arrangement. The spare wheel cover and bracket are included to revert back if required. This is truly a first-class interior of this iconic model complete with delightful period Rover scent!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Powered by the factory fitted 2200TC specification engine, this four-cylinder unit with aluminium alloy head and twin S.U.HIF 6 carburettors produces 115bhp and 183Nm of torque. The engine breathes through a stainless-steel exhaust and performs brilliantly, is surprisingly swift and a real pleasure to drive. The unmolested engine bay is beautifully clean and displays factory stickers, labels and the inner wings both have the original chassis number stamp. The four-speed gearbox has synchromesh on all forward gears and operates brilliantly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Full width easy-clean polished stainless steel trim covers are in remarkable condition and look superb, and the matching classic style tyres of size 165/80 R14 have masses of tread remaining. Factory fitted with Girling disc brakes front and rear and featuring servo assistance, this advanced for the time and well-maintained braking system operates very well. New discs have been fitted to the front and the braking system overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
The Factory Record Certificate issued by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in April 2014 confirms this example as a factory built right-hand drive car for the Home Market with date of build being the 6th December 1973. The exterior colour of Mexico Brown is recorded along with date of despatch the 20th December to Rover Main Dealer, Mann Egerton Limited in Norfolk. Mann Egerton Limited registered the car new on 17th January 1974 to a Mr Veal and all vehicle identification numbers match that of the Factory Record Certificate which in turn match the data information on the car. There are just four previous keepers in total and the previous custonian, Mr Berridge, a retired Mechanical Engineer and Draughtsman of esteemed seniority has maintained the car impeccably since 2017. The car was kept in the highly talented Mr Berridges large garden workshop where he also made from scratch incredible scaled down ride-in Land Rover’s for his Grandchildren, fully working with electric motors!

The large history file supports the genuine 42,269 miles from new and includes the original Passport to Service (service book) and the Rover 2200 owner’s manual. A comprehensive file of invoices and MOT certificates date back to the early 1980’s and service records date back to the PDI and running in service carried out in 1974. There is no doubt in the condition, interior and driving manner of this stunning Rover that it has been truly cherished and is a credit to its former keepers. Examples this good are very hard to come by.

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Rover 216 Cabriolet

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A superb topless Rover 216 Cabriolet with only 28,097 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured sports bumpers, front bib spoiler, bodyside mouldings with bright insert, styled halogen headlamps, tonneau cover and stowage bag, green tinted glass, steel door beams, electric aerial, driver and passenger airbags, power steering, seatbelt pre-tensioners, height adjustable seatbelts, 50/50 split folding rear seat, sports seats with adjustable lumber support, height adjustable drivers seat, rake adjustable sports steering wheel, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, zip down rear screen, rear mounted demister fan, Doppler volumetric and perimetric alarm, digital clock, lamps on warning buzzer, remote fuel filler release. Factory Options; Power operated hood, alloy wheels. Accessories; Rear parking sensors, Parrot Bluetooth telephone.

EXTERIOR
Finished in metallic Charcoal, (Code LQW), the paintwork has a bright polished finish which reflects the low owner garaged storage. Key styling features such as the Rover grille with chrome surround emphasise the cars heritage and work beautifully with more modern sporting features. All trim is complete and in good order and the bodywork shows a few touch ups and stone chips commensurate with the age. The electric hood is immaculate having been professionally replaced and the rear screen is crystal clear. A rare model in wonderful condition and ready for many retro outings!

INTERIOR
The plush interior of this genuine four-seater cabriolet is finished in striking Red Piccadilly, (Code CDH) and is in excellent condition with no excess wear or damage. The soft curves of the facia and centre console welcome you inside with no warping and all controls, displays and gauges work correctly. The optional electric hood is a welcome feature and the tonneau cover is present but has foam degrade. The Rover chrome door entry sills and Burr Walnut facia hark back to traditional values but with high standard specification and modern accessories such as a Parrott Bluetooth telephone system and rear parking sensors to make daily use fun and safe. The boot area is clean with a few minor marks to the carpet and incredibly the jack and wheel brace are stilled wrapped in the cellophane protection having never been opened! All the pleasures of open-top motoring. Enjoy the view!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the K-Series 16v double overhead camshaft engine with electronic multi-point fuel injection, this 1589cc unit develops 111bhp at 6000rpm and 145Nm torque at 3000rpm. This is enough to achieve a top speed of 115mph and 0-60 is dealt with in an impressive 9.7 seconds. This well maintained example delivers responsive acceleration and a civilised driving manner. The engine bay is very clean and displays factory stickers and labels. A full cambelt kit and water pump was carried out in September 2018 at 24,817 miles. Gear changes via the 5 speed manual box are light and precise, affirming once more the cars low mileage credentials.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Optional sports alloy wheels are immaculate except for one tiny mark to the passenger front and are shod in premium GoodYear Efficient Grip 185/55 R15 tyres with excellent tread having been fitted new in 2019. Rover center caps are bright and display the logo proudly and the spare wheel is still the factory Pirelli P600 unused item. Diagonally split and dual-circuit servo assisted brakes offer assured straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 29th March 1999 by Rover Main Dealers, Bole Bridge Garage Ltd of Tamworth, this example has had just two former keepers from new and covered a documented low 28,097 miles. The first keeper Mrs S Breslin cherished the vehicle until 2005 when Mr John Clay purchased it directly from her and continued the regular servicing and upkeep with all invoices and stamped service entries to prove. In 2018 Mr Clay transferred ownership to his son, Mr James Clay wishing for the car to remain in the family and invested £1,075 in a major service, cambelt kit and clutch kit wanting the car to pass over in perfect condition. Used sparingly for classic car shows and retro fun outings the car comes complete with all handbooks, spare keys and a sales brochure. The brown leather A5 Rover wallet contains business cards, Rover assistance card and engine immobilisation card. The original service book is stamped and includes the separate Dealer Courtesy Check sheet. This wonderful rare car is perfect for the modern Rover enthusiast and will make the ideal topless modern classic.

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Rover Metro 1.3 L Clubman

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A multi concours award-winning Rover Metro 1.3 L Clubman fanatically owned.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, laminated windscreen, twin door mirrors, locking fuel filler, two-tone moulded bumpers, colour coded grille, bodyside coachline and mouldings, tailgate tape, glass sunroof, styled halogen headlamps, twin rear fog lamps, front head restraints, colour coded front and rear seatbelts, colour keyed fascia and steering wheel, rear parcel shelf, floor mounted centre console, remote controlled driver’s door mirror, fascia mounted digital clock, heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, cigar lighter, radio cassette. Factory Options; 4 Speed automatic gearbox. Dealer Options; Mudflaps, Rover floor mats.

EXTERIOR
The ultimate show Metro, this 1989 Flame Red Metro needs no introduction having graced the winner’s podium at countless national shows and concours judging events. Finished in original Rover Flame Red, (Code COF), this example has been owned by renowned car enthusiast and highly talented detailer, Tom Morley, for the last 11 years and gained countless first place trophies in this time. Years’ worth of painstaking detailing has achieved simply breath-taking results and for a car wearing largely factory paint except the front wings, it is simply incredible. Only very close scrutiny will reveal light touched in markings, utterly insignificant and barely worthy of mention. The underside is very clean and features such as the polished suspension spheres with clear part number are remarkable! Originality such as factory spot welds to the rear arches, factory fitted decals, supplying dealer fit number plates, tax disc holder and Rover Service sticker are wonderful to see! The front and rear light clusters and rear fog lamps are factory fitment with the Austin logo to the lenses. This is a very special Metro.

INTERIOR
The Metro L Clubman was factory built to a high specification and trimmed to a typical Rover level of plush refinement. The Zenith Fabric seats in the Flint colour scheme, (Code LCG), remain in beautiful condition. The plump carpets have been protected by the original fitted Rover mats and all interior trim looks like new. All functions and controls operate as they should and a slightly more modern Rover stereo unit has been fitted. The immaculate boot area houses an original Dunlop TD Tyre, jack with short white bungee cord strap and circular plywood disc cover. Reminiscent of a far simpler motoring era and preserved in superb condition.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary and time proven A-Series engine of 1275cc displacement needs no introduction. Producing an ample 62bhp, this sedate Metro offers a relaxed driving experience with a top speed of 90mph and 0-60 in 16.0 seconds. Seeing is believing, the engine bay is better than new! The level of detailing carried out is fascinating with every clip, nut, bolt and washer having been given the Tom Morley treatment! In some areas Tom has added subtle personal brightwork touches which are easily reversable should the next custodian wish. Factory plates, stickers and panel stampings are clearly visible. The factory optional four-speed automatic transmission operates exactly as it should and suits the cars character.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard pressed steel wheels remain fitted and are dressed with the original full-width wheel trims which are as new. Highly sought-after Dunlop TD SP Elite 160/65 R315 tyres retain plenty of tread and good rubber condition. The dual line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
A copy of the Austin Rover vehicle register in the history file confirms a build date of 13th November 1989 for what was to be possibly the luckiest and most pampered Metro there ever was to be! The car was registered new on 21st November 1989 by Rover Main Dealer, Lex Mead Stockport, to first owner, Mrs McHale. Cherished, strictly garaged and maintained regardless of cost, the car had covered just 19,000 miles when in 2009 Mrs McHale sadly passed away. Later that year, Tom Morley who is a prominent Metro Owner’s Club member and collector of British Leyland and Austin Rover cars, took up the opportunity to purchase the car. Then began what was to be a journey of many years of dedication to the car and countless winning podium positions at national shows and concours judging events. There are too many winning accolades, Best in Show awards and Pride of Ownership achievements to list, with a full set of awards in the history file. A huge achievement was when the Metro qualified and was showcased on the prestigious Meguiar’s Stand at the NEC Classic Car Show in November 2019 to feature on the Best in Show stand. Please click here to see a video of Tom being interviewed by Mike Brewer at the show.

The immaculate presented and categorised history file is every inch as meticulous as the car itself and features a huge record of the cars show history and awards along with several albums of photos including those cataloguing the detailing process. A second section holds a massive file of invoices and MOT certificates dating back to 1996 to accompany the full book pack including the service book in the Lex Mead wallet. The Meguiar’s and Autoglym show boards remain with the car ready for the next owners show attendance! With Metro’s fast becoming increasingly collectable having celebrated the 40th Anniversary in 2020, this pampered example is without question one of the best in existence and proven so!

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Rover Mini Cooper

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A remarkable Rover Mini Cooper with factory Sport Pack and 992 miles!

EQUIPMENT
White roof with matching bonnet stripes, Cooper decals on rear wings, chrome brightwork, tinted glass, opening rear quarter windows, twin coachlines, Mini winged bonnet and boot badges, electronic headlamp levelling control, halogen headlamps, heated rear window, cream faced instrument gauges, analogue clock, driver’s airbag, side intrusion beams, seatbelt pre-tensioner, brake circuit test, stereo radio cassette (R660) with detachable key pad, internal bonnet release. Factory options; Sports Option Pack comprising of; additional gauges in facia, sports accelerator pedal, large body colour extended wheelarches, two driving lamps, two fog lamps, large bore chrome tailpipe finisher, 13 X 6 sports style alloy wheels. Dealer Fit Accessory; Chrome external door escutcheons, GB boot badge, Alloy Accessory Pack comprising of; window winders, door pulls and door release, Cooper carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Exquisite in every possible way. The striking Solar Red with Old English White roof, (Code WEN), is factory fresh having covered such low miles and having been perfectly stored in a centrally heated garage. The optional Sport Pack, unmarked decals and bright chrome work complement the polished paint to create an as new appearance. The underside is outstanding with no surface rust, just factory finish throughout. Perfectionists will marvel in the untouched nature of this example soon lost on cars with even the most adoring owners. A miniscule mark to the nearside quarter is barely visible and a chrome GB badge and door escutcheons were fitted from new. Without doubt, one of the best.

INTERIOR
With just 992 miles covered since new, the Monaco seat facings in Black/Light Stone Beige, (Code SMM), are pristine along with the rest of the interior. Lustrous burr walnut veneer adorns the facia and having been specified with the optional Sports Pack also houses additional fully functional gauges. The Leather trimmed gearknob and Black/Beige leather trimmed steering wheel are unworn and vibrant and the plump carpets have been protected by genuine Mini Cooper velour mats. A reminder maintenance tag to return to the dealer in 1200 miles is still attached to the gear stick and the Alloy Accessory Pack remains a desirable dealer fitted accessory. The boot area is spotlessly unused as is the virgin spare and original jack in the Mini pouch.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven Rover Group A-Series engine utilises the 1275cc unit mated to twin-point fuel Injection to lower emissions and increase performance to a refined yet punchy 62bhp. The delightful and unobtrusive rasp from the factory standard exhaust is a familiar note. The engine bay is spotless and factory standard to allow exhibiting. The vehicle still has all the fluids, filters and service items as it rolled off the production line at Longbridge. At the request of the next custodian these items can be replaced at no cost but equally it is understood if preservation is preferred. The four speed gearbox is smooth, precise and a pleasure to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cooper Sport 13in alloy wheels with the correct green Mini centre logo caps remain in fantastic order and are still shod in matching Dunlop SP Sport 3000 175/50 R13 tyres from new. Although new in appearance and original fitment is desired by collectors, due to age, a change is recommended if use is intended. The servo assisted brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums bring the car to a prompt and assured halt and the car rolls freely.

HISTORY FILE
An astonishing history. Purchased new by Mini fanatic, Patrick James Callinan, (his personalised plate remains on the vehicle from new C8 PJC), this example was registered on the 3rd May 2000. Wanting one of the final classic Mini’s before production ceased he ordered the car directly from Rover MG Main Dealer, Houtkamp B.V. in Amsterdam. At the time they offered UK buyers a saving on factory ordered RHD UK specification cars and even paid for travel and accommodation! Safe in the knowledge this car is identical to the one supplied by his local dealer and the prospect of a fun European drive home, he placed the order. Unfortunately soon after his return he passed suddenly. His partner, Teresa Doree, relays the story in writing to be included in the cars history file, that she could not bear the thought of selling the car with so many adventures planned together and it remained in her cherished care until 2016. At this time the car was sold to a car collector Mr West who continued the preservation and factory immaculate storage. A full complement of keys, tags and remotes are included. On a successful sale KGF Classic Cars will discuss options regarding servicing and MOT carried out at the buyers discretion and at no cost.

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Rover 114SLi

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A fabulous Rover 114SLi with 9,876 miles and 14 Rover Main Dealer stamps!

EQUIPMENT
Side intrusion beams, body coloured bumper and door mirrors, remote door mirrors, tinted glass, engine immobiliser with passive arming, perimetric anti-theft alarm, laminated windscreen, styled halogen headlamps, courtesy and loadspace lamps, remote central locking, tilting/removable glass sunroof, digital clock, rubber fascia mat, soft feel steering wheel, cigar lighter, glovebox lamp, security coded radio cassette (Model R660). Factory options; Pearlescent paint.

EXTERIOR
This delightful Rover 114GSi represents the final and much revised incarnation of Austin-Rovers iconic Mini-Metro, a car that played a huge part in upholding the manufacturer’s existence throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. The presentation of this truly incredible example thoroughly echoes the mere 9,876 miles covered with its factory original paintwork boasting a deep polished and uniform shine throughout. The optional Nightfire Red Pearlescent paintwork, (Code CAQ), simply gleams and all factory panels are straight with uniform gaps. A tiny mark to the rear bumper and one to the boot lid corner are visible only upon close inspection. The unmolested appeal of this charming baby Rover is further emphasised with standard trim sections, colour coded bumpers and badges all present and correct. Even the supplying dealer number plates, and rear screen sticker remain fitted! Hugely superior in condition to the usual offerings, one for continued preservation and enjoyment.

INTERIOR
The pristine interior of this remarkable example is in wonderful condition and exactly as Rover intended. The plush Kashmir interior trim, (Code LOY), is very comfortable in the well-insulated and quiet cabin space. The seats display firm bolsters and tight coverings commensurate with the ultra-low mileage and aside from two tiny marks to the driver’s seat the trim is very clean. The matching door cards and soft grey carpeting look and feel every inch of such an astonishingly low mileage example. The fascia is perfect and all switchgear is fully functional and retains the showroom fresh feel. The standard Rover Model R660 radio cassette and the factory fitted remote alarm system remain functional operating seamlessly. A pristine boot area completes this very special interior, a rare find in a beautiful preserved state.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The very lively 1396cc transverse mounted OHC engine produces 74bhp at 5500rpm and 117Nm of torque at 4000rpm enabling a top speed of 103mph and a respectable 0-60 time of just 10.7 seconds. The engine jumps into life at the first flick of the key and offers a remarkably eager driving experience and more fun than you might expect! The engine bay is pristine with factory plates, stickers and labels intact. The five-speed manual transmission offers light and precise changes throughout the range and a civilised motorway driving manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five factory original 13” steel wheels wear the original and unmarked SLi wheel trims. Four brand new and matching branded tyres have been fitted in September 2020. Originality seekers will be pleased to see that the factory fitted Goodyear GT 65 155/65 R13 tyres which are in excellent order have been retained with the car. The original jack and toolkit are complete in the polystyrene holder along with the spare wheel plywood disc. The dual circuit servo assisted brakes with 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
This wonderful example was registered new on 20th November 1996 by Rover Main Dealer, J.C Bates & Sons Ltd of Brighouse, and has covered just 9,876 miles from new! The new vehicle sales invoice in the history file is made out to first owner, Miss Delia Brealey, who paid £8,800 for the car having specified Pearlescent paintwork as a £229.79 factory option. Miss Brealey kept the vehicle in very sparing use until her passing in 2013. The car has had just two further traceable Rover enthusiast keepers, the previous who recently purchased the car for £4,300 and who also owns a 1984 Mini Metro. Despite owning this car for a short period of time and having searched for a good example for many years, the difficult decision to part with the car is necessitated as he has finally been offered a Wolseley 1500 that he has been trying to acquire for even longer!

The history file consists of the original full Rover book pack including the service booklet containing 14 stamped entries, all of which are the original selling Rover Main Dealer, J.C Bates & Sons Ltd! A cambelt change as well as a service was carried out in September 2020 at 9,876 miles. A separate presentation history folder contains invoices and previous MOT certificates to further fully verify the mileage. Completing the history is two sets of Rover keys with fobs and dealer keyrings and an original Rover 100 Series range brochure. The final incarnation of the Metro story, a hugely significant chapter in British motoring history and represented perfectly with this remarkable example.

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Rover Metro 1.3L Clubman

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An enthusiast pampered Rover Metro 1.3 L Clubman with just 21,320 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, laminated windscreen, twin door mirrors, locking fuel filler, two-tone moulded bumpers, colour coded grille, bodyside coachline and mouldings, tailgate tape, glass sunroof, styled halogen headlamps, twin rear fog lamps, front head restraints, colour coded front and rear seatbelts, colour keyed fascia and steering wheel, rear parcel shelf, floor mounted centre console, remote controlled driver’s door mirror, fascia mounted digital clock, heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, cigar lighter, radio cassette. Factory options; 4 Speed automatic gearbox. Dealer options; Genuine Rover luggage compartment organiser, mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This unrestored example is without question one of the very best surviving Metro’s in existence. Finished in original Oyster Beige, (Code SMF), this enthusiast owned Metro L Clubman has covered a remarkable 21,320 miles from new and is preserved in exceptional condition. The paintwork boasts a wonderful polished shine and uniform finish, and all panels are pin straight. With many Metro’s having succumbed to the harshness of daily use and the elements in the 1980’s, it is a true delight to see original features such as factory spot welds to the rear arches and all decals being factory fitment. The supplying dealer fit number plates, tax disc holder and the ‘Metro Got Me Going’ rear screen sticker are all present! Only very close scrutiny will reveal light touched in markings, utterly insignificant and barely worthy of mention. The front and rear light clusters and rear fog lamps are factory fitment with the Austin logo to the lenses. This is a very special Metro.

INTERIOR
The Metro L Clubman was factory built to a high specification and trimmed to a typical Rover level of plush refinement. A testament to the incredible low mileage, the Zenith Fabric seats in the Mink colour scheme, (Code LNK), remain in pristine condition with no damage or wear whatsoever. The plump carpets have been protected by the original rubber Metro mats and even a second set of luxury Rover carpet mats! All interior trim is as new and could almost convince you that you are in a 1989 Austin Rover showroom! Low mileage indicators include prominent veins to the steering wheel and factory fresh controls and switchgear. All functions and controls operate as they should. The immaculate boot area has a rubber boot protector and the almost impossible to find genuine Rover luggage compartment organiser. Reminiscent of a far simpler motoring era, this now rare Metro is truly delightful.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary and time proven A-Series engine of 1275cc displacement needs no introduction. Producing an ample 62bhp, this sedate Metro offers a relaxed driving experience with a top speed of 90mph and 0-60 in 16.0 seconds. The engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, stickers and panel stampings clearly visible. The factory optional four-speed automatic transmission operates exactly as it should and the car performs faultlessly making relaxed touring and city driving a pleasure.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard pressed steel wheels remain fitted and are dressed with the original full-width wheel trims which are as new. Highly sought-after Dunlop TD SP Elite 160/65 R315 tyres retain plenty of tread and good rubber condition and the spare wheel is shod in the unused Michelin TDXE tyre with coloured banding still visible. A spare set of four tyres are also provided. Alongside the spare wheel is the complete toolkit and paint touch up pen in their holders along with the original jack. The dual line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 9th November 1989 by Austin Rover Main Dealer, Quicks Parkside of Coventry, this cherished Metro has covered an exceptionally low 21,320 miles from new! The first owner, Mrs Jessica Arnold, paid a purchase price of £7,350.00 as detailed on the original Quicks Parkside purchase invoice in the history file. The car resided at its home in Coventry for the first 21 years with Mrs Arnold and then a Mr Ronald Taylor of the same address. In 2011, the car was purchased by Metro fanatic, Mr Jason Barnes, who kept the car garaged alongside his collection of classic cars including a Ford Anglia. Both the car and Jason are well known within the Metro Owners Club community and in particular this car is highly regarded to a renowned and much respected Metro Guru, Tom Morley, owner of a number of multiple concours winning cars, (including two Metro’s). In 2013 it was on the Metro Club Stand at the NEC and in 2018 it was awarded Best Mk2 at Club Awards.

The history file contains a large folder of neatly filed service invoices as well as virtually every MOT certificate dating back to the first in 1992. The full book pack including the service book is present. The extensive service history fully verifies the mileage and offers an insight to the maintenance this car has enjoyed. Completing the history file are utterly brilliant ‘Metro Gets you Going’ mug, merchandise brochure and Austin Rover ‘Individual Choice’ collection brochure along with four sets of keys with aerial pullers and printed DVLA ownership history.

With Metro’s fast becoming a symbol of the era and increasingly collectable, this pampered example is without question one of the best in existence.

Rover 214SEi

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An outstanding Rover 214SEi with only 13,187 miles and 20 service stamps!

EQUIPMENT
Duotone paint finish, Rover grille with chrome surround, bodyside mouldings with red insert, grey rear applique, green tinted glass, windscreen shadeband, remote tailgate release, remote fuel filler release, remote adjust door mirrors, burr walnut fascia insert, central door locking, permetric anti-theft alarm with engine immobiliser, driver’s docket pocket, passenger vanity mirror, coin tray, bright door sill tread strips, electronic tune radio cassette R652.

EXTERIOR
This beautifully preserved early Rover 214SEi is finished in stunning Duotone Pearlescent Nightfire Red over Tempest Grey, (Code RDX). Having covered just 13,187 miles from new with husband and wife ownership throughout, the factory paint finish is simply remarkable and all original panels and bodywork are near pristine. Tiny touched in scratches are visible on close inspection, most notable on the boot lid edge. Trim sections, badges and rubbers are fully intact with only a light scuff to offside front bumper corner. Originality seekers will be pleased to see the supplying Rover main dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and credit card style VIN plate in the front windscreen. The SEi model was a desirable choice within the Rover 200 Series range and once a common sight on our roads. This strictly garaged rare survivor displays its low mileage and low owner credentials with true pride.

INTERIOR
A typically plush interior to be expected from Rover features Renaissance seat facings in Granite colour scheme, (Code LOY). Entirely reflective of its pampered existence and 13,187 miles, the interior is in perfect showroom condition with no wear or damage to the upholstery whatsoever. The fascia, trim and walnut insert are as new. The pristine cut pile carpets having been protected from new by carpet mats and the often-troublesome headlining is perfect in every respect. All functions and controls operate perfectly including the original Rover R652 stereo cassette. Very comfortable and awfully nostalgic!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the K-Series 16v double overhead camshaft engine with electronic multi-point fuel injection, this 1396cc unit develops 102bhp at 6000rpm and 127Nm torque at 5000rpm. This is enough to achieve a top speed of 113mph and 0-60 is dealt with in an impressive 10.1 seconds. Evidenced by 20 stamped entries in the service book, this well-maintained example feels tight and delivers responsive acceleration and a civilised driving manner. The engine bay is immaculate and displays factory stickers, labels and bulkhead VIN stamp. Gear changes via the 5-speed manual box are light and precise, affirming once more the cars ultra-low mileage credentials and pampered existence.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 14in steel wheels wear the original and correct Prestige wheel trims which remain as new with no damage. There is plenty of tread remaining on the factory fitted Dunlop SP9 175/65 R14 tyres but renewal prior to regular use would be a wise precaution simply due to age. The spare wheel and tyre have never seen the road and the tyre still has the original label and coloured banding! Also, the unused jack and wheel brace remain in the polystyrene holder. Diagonally split and dual-circuit servo assisted brakes offer assured straight-line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 5th November 1993 by SMC Rover of Slough, this example has covered an amazing 13,187 miles from new. A new vehicle order form and sales invoice is made out to Mr John Savage who owned the car until 2017. Upon his passing the car was transferred to his wife Hazel who remains the only other keeper. At a cost illustrated on the sales invoice of £10,645, a part exchange allowance was given for his 1990 Nissan Sunny that had covered just 10,500 miles! Mr and Mrs Savage adored the car and kept it immaculate and strictly garaged. Despite the low mileage, the service book contains a remarkable 20 stamped service entries, 19 of which are the supplying dealer, SMC Rover, with every supporting invoice in the history folder! The grey Rover wallet holds all handbooks, guides, code cards and dealership point of sale literature and there are three Rover keys. A further file of paperwork includes previous MOT certificates and an original Rover 214 SEi brochure.

It is difficult to comprehend a superior example with this car’s low owner, low mileage and amazing service history credentials. One for the Rover collector and avid enthusiast to preserve and treasure.

Rover 25iL 1.4 16v

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A time warp Rover 25iL 1.4 16v with an incredible 5,557 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rover grille, flush glazed laminated windscreen, tinted windscreen, ultra violet reducing glass, rear spoiler, body coloured bumpers, bright front door sill tread strips, styled twin halogen headlamps, headlamp road-levelling, lamps-on warning buzzer, rear wash/wipe, engine immobiliser, perimetric anti-theft alarm, remote central door locking, digital clock, burr walnut fascia insert, 60/40 split folding rear seat, security coded radio CD, roof mounted aerial. Factory options; Metallic paint, full size spare wheel, air conditioning, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Dealer options; Tailored Rover floor mats.

EXTERIOR
Finished in optional Starlight Silver Metallic, (Code MBB), the paintwork is remarkable thanks to the car covering an incredible genuine 5,557 miles from new. The retired long-term keeper from new insisted on keeping the car strictly garaged and with advancing years used the vehicle sparingly. All panels are pin straight and the very clean underside still has factory labels attached. Tiny markings are visible only upon close inspection and there are some very light scratches to the rear bumper. Door shuts are free from grime and even have the blue factory cellophane protecting chrome sill finishers! Wheel arch apertures are amazing with even the coil springs still retain their white paint dabs. All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are pristine and the original Rover main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker are fitted. Representative of a nearly new showroom example, preserved to an amazing standard.

INTERIOR
The interior of this time warp example is in pristine original condition. The comfortable seats in Light Smokestone Geo seat facing, (Code LPR), are as new. The Burr walnut facia inserts are typical Rover standard specification and add a little luxury alongside features such as cut pile carpets and tinted glass. All controls and switchgear operate including the air conditioning and the Blaupunkt electronic tune radio CD. The digital clock display is slightly incomplete but still easily legible. The boot area is as new with the Dunlop SP10 spare tyre unused and even the polystyrene holder with Jack and wheel brace still in the cellophane wrapping! Remarkable in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The punchy 4-cylinder transverse 1.4 16v DOHC engine with electronic multi-point fuel injection performs impeccably and produces 83bhp. A top speed of 105mph and 0-60mph in 11.8 secs are quoted. The pristine engine bay is virtually as new and displays factory plates, stickers, labels and even coloured PDI dabs! The 5-speed manual gearbox is light and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 14” steel wheels with Rover wheel trims are fully intact with only light outer scratches on two of the trims. The factory Dunlop SP10 tyres remain fitted with virtually no wear, but renewal prior to regular use is advised purely down to age. The servo-assisted diagonal split dual circuit braking system features factory optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with front discs and rear drums to bring the car to an assured halt safely.

HISTORY FILE
This incredibly low mileage example was registered new on the 24th September 2004 by Rover Main Dealer, Phoenix of Coventry. The original owner kept the car for 15 years until his sad passing in 2019 whereby ownership transferred to his daughter. In August 2020 the car was sold by KGF Classic Cars to an enthusiast with a very eclectic collection of vehicles including a classic Mercedes SL, MGB and a Tesla! A loss of secure dry storage means the Rover is now due to find a new home on a reluctant last in first out basis. The plastic document wallet holds the original handbook/service book and there is every MOT certificate dating back to 2008 to fully verify the exceptionally low 5,557 miles from new. Further invoices, range sales brochure and two sets of remote keys with fobs and dealer keyrings complete the history file.

A perfect entry into affordable modern classic car ownership with an immaculate surviving model and certainly one of the best remaining, now deserving of an appreciative new owner and Rover aficionado.

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Rover 220 Turbo Tomcat Coupe

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The holy grail of all FDH Rover 220 Turbo Tomcat Coupe’s with only 6,646 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Developed by Rover based on the R8 200/400 Series and given the project code name ‘Tomcat’, the Rover Coupe was launched on 6th October 1992 at the Paris Motor Show, the most powerful version being the 220 Turbo and hailed as one of the most powerful production Rovers ever built.  ‘FDH’ registered cars need little introduction to the Rover fraternity, referring to the approximately 200 cars that were built at Longbridge and prepared for the Japanese market in 1995.  The cars were specified with all factory options.  Due to a change in Japanese emission legislation during exporting, the cars were unable to meet requirements without modification which rendered the process uneconomical.  All cars were repatriated and registered to Rover in Dudley DVLA office under the suffix ****FDH after considerable delays due to administration and re-entry laws in 1998.  The cars were either sold to Rover employees or the Rover dealer network at a discount.  (Source: Rover Coupe Owners Club,  FDH – The Real Story)

EQUIPMENT
T-bar glass roof with removable panels and holdall, tinted glass, side intrusion door beams, boot mounted spoiler, front foglamps, driver’s airbag, rake-adjustable sports steering wheel,  lumber support, electric front windows with ‘one-shot down’ driver’s window, electric heated door mirrors, boot and fuel filler remote release, infa-red remote central locking, perimetric and volumetric alarm, digital clock, tachometer, lamps-on buzzer, 50/50 split folding rear seat, cassette storage.  Factory Options; Pearlescent paint, air conditioning, leather trim, driver’s seat height adjustment.

EXTERIOR
It is quite likely that this Rover 220 Turbo Coupe is the best in existence having covered an incredible 6,646 miles from new with one private owner.   Finished in optional and desirable Pearlescent Tahiti Blue, (Code JRJ), the original factory finish is simply incredible and representative of a virtually new car aside from some insignificant marks.  The Pearlescent paint, in the words of Rovers marketing, contains translucent mica particles to give the illusion of constantly changing shimmering colour, which in the sunlight is entirely true, beautiful.  All body colour trim items, rubbers, Rover Triplex glass and light fittings are perfectly preserved and commensurate with such a low mileage and garaged from new example.  Underside inspection will delight originality seekers with even factory stickers that have survived attached to the shock absorbers!  The titanium coated T-Bar glass roof panels can be neatly stored in the original bag when not in use.  Sinuous sporting lines and almost perfect.

INTERIOR
An atmosphere of sporting luxury is creating with this flagship model.  The contoured seats with lumber and optional height adjustment are upholstered in unmarked full Ash Grey leather, (Code LNF).  All carpeting has been protected by genuine ‘Rover Coupe’ inscribed velour mats and the Burr Walnut adorning the curved fascia is rich in colour having never been exposed to direct sunlight.  All controls, gauges and warning lamps are operational.  The bright door sill tread strips are unmarked and all door shuts are spotless. This incredible survivor displays its very low mileage with complete pride.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The phenomenal 200bhp T-Series engine is a double overhead camshaft 16-valve design with an optimised induction system, modified cam timing and revised exhaust delivering 0-60mph acceleration in only 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 150mph.  Regular maintenance and two cambelt changes, the last one in March 2019, will ensure optimal performance.  The engine bay is factory standard and correct in every way and spotlessly clean.  The 5-speed manual transmission is positive and the high torque is controlled by the fitment of Torsen torque sensing traction control system fitted as standard on the 220 Turbo.  Wonderful.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 15” 6-spoke Turbo alloy wheels are pristine and shod in the factory Dunlop SP Sport 2000 195/55 ZR15 tyres with ample tread and no cracks.  The spare remains unused and the brace and jack are wrapped still wrapped in clear film never opened!  Diagonally split and dual-circuit servo assisted anti-lock disc brakes, ventilated up-front, offer assured straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Unique not only because this is a FDH registered car, (see model history), but also because of the incredibly low 6,646 miles covered with just one owner.  Registered new on the 3rd August 1998 by the Rover Group Ltd of Bickenhill, this car was subsequently sold to Mr Steve Jones through Rover Main Agents, Lex Rover of Chelmsford.  Mr Jones, a Rover owner for many years arrived in his 820Si at the dealership to buy the new Rover 75 and was disappointed to learn the car was still not in the showroom and launch was a few months away.  Alas, his disappointment was short lived when he clapped eyes on this stunning Tahiti Blue 220 Turbo Coupe and a purchase was duly made!  Being the proud custodian and business owner of SC Autos, this car has been carefully stored and maintained from new.  In 2005 ownership was transferred to his business for insurance purposes.  Virtually every MOT from the first to the current is neatly filed to warrant the mileage and all handbooks, spare keys and documentation is included within the original Rover wallet. A sales brochure, the FDH Real Story Article and other FDH information is included.   It really does not get much better.

HPI Clear.