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.

HPI Clear.

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.

HPI Clear.

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 5,422 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 exceptional thanks to the car covering an incredible genuine 5,422 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 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 perfectly including the air conditioning and the Blaupunkt electronic tune radio CD. 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 and effectively one owner 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. The plastic document holds the original handbook/service book and there is every MOT certificate dating back to 2008 to fully verify the exceptionally low 5,422 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.

HPI Clear.

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.

Rover 25 Impression S

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A time warp Rover 25 Impression S 16v with one owner and just 9,352 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Driver’s airbag, tuned suspension, ultra violet reducing glass, rear spoiler, body coloured bumpers, bright front door sill tread strips, styled twin halogen headlamps, front fog lights, air conditioning, headlamp road-levelling, rear wash/wipe, engine immobiliser, perimetric anti-theft alarm, remote central door locking, electric front windows, electric door mirrors, digital clock, 60/40 split folding rear seat, security coded radio CD. Factory options; Metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory optional Wedgwood Blue Metallic, (Code JYA), the beautiful paint finish is simply exceptional as you would expect from a car having covered an incredible genuine 9,352 miles from new. The one and only retired keeper from new insisted on keeping the car in his heated garaged and with advancing years used the vehicle sparingly. All original panels are straight and the underside still has factory labels attached. Door shuts are free from grime and wheel arch apertures are amazing with even the coil springs still retaining their green and white paint dabs. All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are pristine. The glass is number plate etched at the request of the owner when new and supplying Rover dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain 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 are finished in Puma Geo, (Code PPA), and are as new. The facia inserts are typical Rover standard specification and add a little luxury alongside features such as bright front door sill tread strips, cut pile carpets and tinted glass. Further Impression S specification includes functioning air conditioning in lieu of sunroof, electric front windows, electric door mirrors, front fog lights, CD tuner and leather steering wheel/gear knob. All said equipment and trim is factory original, seamless in operation and as new. The boot area remains unused with a full tool kit still in the cellophane wrapping. Remarkable in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The quiet 4-cylinder transverse 1.4 16v DOHC engine with electronic multi-point fuel injection performs impeccably and produces 84bhp. A top speed of 105mph and 0-60mph in 11.8 secs are quoted. The engine compartment is pristine and displays factory plates, stickers, panel stampings and even PDI markings, usually lost on all weather higher mileage examples. The 5-speed manual gearbox is light and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique to the limited edition Impression (S) models, the attractive 15” Turbine wheels are virtually unmarked and are still shod in factory Dunlop SP Sport 185/55 HR15 tyres. Although having ample tread and preferred by buyers seeking 100% originality it would be advisable to change the tyres if regular use is intended. The spare tyre remains unused with coloured banding still visible! Servo-assisted diagonal split dual circuit system with front disc brakes and rear drums bring the car to an assured halt safely.

HISTORY FILE
This incredibly low mileage example was registered new on the 2nd March 2004 by supplying Rover Main Dealer, Reg Vardy Plc in Stockton. The first and only owner, Mr Alfred Green, ordered the car in Impression S specification as well as Wedgwood Blue metallic paint, a factory cost option. With zero previous owners on the V5 registration documents, this genuine one owner example is ready for its second owner after Mr Green made the difficult decision to cease driving due to advancing years. There are six stamped entries in the service book from the supplying dealer and specialist Rovertec, the most recent in March 2018 at 9,280 miles. A further history file contains invoices and previous MOT certificates as well as MOT records to fully verify the incredibly low mileage. The original Rover book pack with handbook, vehicle security code cards and spare keys are accompanied by the Reg Vardy document file and an original sales brochure.

A perfect entry into affordable classic car ownership with an immaculate surviving model now deserving of an appreciative new owner and Rover aficionado.

HPI Clear.

Rover 214SLi

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A nostalgic Rover 214SLi with a low 37,527 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Duotone paintwork, bodyside mouldings with red insert, grey rear applique, green tinted glass, windscreen shadeband, flush glazed laminated windscreen, sliding/tilting sunroof, remote tailgate release, remote fuel filler release, burr walnut fascia and door inserts, fascia shelf with rubber mat, bright front door sill tread strips, fascia mounted digital clock, central door locking, electric front windows, ‘one-shot down’ driver’s window, electric door mirrors, Electronic Tune R652 stereo cassette, perimetric anti-theft alarm, passive arming immobiliser. Factory options; Progressive rate power assisted steering.

EXTERIOR
This delightful Rover 214SLi is finished in Duotone White Diamond over Tempest Grey, (Code RYG). The paint has a bright uniform finish and a pleasing polished shine. All factory panels are remarkably well preserved with only a few light dings, entirely commensurate with garage storage and just 37,527 miles covered. Minor paintwork blemishes can be seen upon inspection and there is a light impression to the rear bumper. Having been stored under cover the trims section are well preserved and show no UV damage or fading. Originality seekers with be impressed with the supplying dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and gold chassis tag in the windscreen. This well-appointed SLi model was a desirable choice within the Rover 200 Series range and once a common sight on our roads, and this rare survivor displays its low mileage credentials with pride.

INTERIOR
A typically plush interior as to be expected from Rover, the Renaissance upholstery in Granite colour scheme, (Code LOY), is beautifully clean as you would expect from a car of such low mileage. The seats are in superb order with firm bolsters retaining all shape and only slight loosing of the material to the driver’s seat lower bolster. The carpets, door cards and trim are in excellent order. The fascia is immaculate and all functions and controls operate perfectly including the original Rover R652 stereo cassette. The Rover Group build plate remains affixed to the lower inner nearside B-pillar. A spacious, airy and very comfortable modern classic, and awfully patriotic!

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 112mph and 0-60 is dealt with in respectable 10.5 seconds. With responsive acceleration and a civilised driving manner, the driving characteristics were very well regarded and helped this 200 Series to become a huge success for Rover throughout the late 1980’s and 90’s. The engine bay is very clean and displays factory stickers and bulkhead chassis stamp. Gear changes via the 5-speed manual box are light and precise, affirming once more the cars low mileage credentials.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard 14” wheels remain dressed with the original SLi wheel trims which are fully intact and show only faint markings. The 175/65 R14 tyres have good tread remaining and the spare wheel has the original Pirelli P2000 tyre which is housed alongside the polystyrene moulding which has the factory supplied jack and brace. Diagonally split and dual-circuit servo assisted brakes offer assured straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 29th September 1993 by Rover Main Agents, G Kinsbury of Middlesex, this example was purchased as a dealership demonstrator at just one year old by retired Navy Officer, Mr Anthony Waller, who is listed in the service book as the first keeper. Mr Waller kept the car for 19 years and his Navy Coat of Arms badge remains in the windscreen. In 2013 the car was passed to his Son, Bernard Waller, who is the last recorded keeper. The original Rover document wallet houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as the service book containing six stamped entries, all from the supplying Rover main dealer, G Kinsbury.

Three sets of Rover keys with G Kinsbury keyring and an original sales brochure complete the history file along with some previous MOT certificates and invoices. This lovely car is perfect for any Rover enthusiast wanting a well preserved and useable example ready for classic car shows and functions.

HPI Clear.

Rover 25iE 16V

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

A time capsule Rover 25iE 16v with an incredible 6,682 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Rover grille, flush glazed laminated windscreen, tinted windscreen, ultra violet reducing glass, electric tilt/slide sunroof, 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 cassette, roof mounted aerial.  Factory options; Metallic paint.  Dealer options; Tailored Rover floor mats.

EXTERIOR
Finished in optional Platinum Silver Metallic, (Code MNX), the original paint finish is simply exceptional as you would expect from a car covering an incredible genuine 6,682 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 underside still has factory labels attached.  Door shuts are free from grime and wheel arch apertures are amazing with even the coil springs still retaining their green and white paint dabs.  All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are pristine.  The glass is number plate etched at the request of the owner when new.  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 are finished in Wiggle Ash Grey, (Code LNF), and are as new.  The Burr walnut facia inserts are typical Rover standard specification and add a little luxury alongside features such as bright front door sill tread strips, cut pile carpets and tinted glass.  All controls and switchgear operate perfectly including the electronic tune Rover R660 radio cassette with auto reverse.  The boot area remains unused with a full tool kit.  Remarkable in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The punchy 4-cylinder transverse 1.1 16v DOHC engine with electronic multi-point fuel injection performs impeccably and produces 75bhp. A top speed of 100mph and 0-60mph in 13.5 secs are quoted.  The pristine engine bay is virtually as new and displays factory plates, stickers, labels and even coloured PDI dabs!  A documented major service, cambelt and water pump renewal was carried out in April 2018.  The 5-speed manual gearbox is light and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 14” steel wheels with Rover wheel trims are shod in new Continental ContiEcoContact3 175/65 R14 tyres.  The spare Michelin TEX tyre remains unused.  Servo-assisted diagonal split dual circuit system with front disc brakes and rear drums bring the car to an assured halt safely.

HISTORY FILE
This incredibly low mileage example was registered new on the 24th July 2001 to the supplying Dealer, Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd in Liverpool in order to qualify for the pre-registration bonus.  Three days later on the 27th July it was registered to Mr John William Lysaght.  The New Car Invoice in the history file reveals a total purchase price of £8,250.  Mr Lysaght part exchanged his 1997 Rover 200 S that had covered 24,102 miles.  Remaining in his pampered care for the next 17 years the annual MOT history reveals the minimal mileage covered each year before his passing in 2018.  Sold by KGF Classic Cars to Mr Peter Bailey, the car was treated to a documented major service, cambelt and water pump renewal as well as new Continental Tyres, battery and a set of genuine Rover floor mats.  The very conscientious Mr Bailey has kept a full log of every journey and even took the trouble to contact the selling dealer, Arnold Clark, who kindly sent him a full dealer brand book pack and rear screen sticker!  Now wanting an original Rover Mini Cooper, Mr Bailey has decided to part with the Rover and KGF Classic Cars are delighted to welcome it back.

The beautifully presented history folder is accompanied by all documentation, handbooks, leaflets and brochures as presented when new to Mr Lysaght.  Two sets of keys and remotes are also present.  A perfect entry into affordable classic car ownership with an immaculate surviving model now deserving of an appreciative new owner and Rover aficionado.

HPI Clear.

Rover 214 SEi

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

An award winning Rover 214SEi with an incredible 17,988 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured sports bumpers, bodyside mouldings with bright insert, Monochromatic rear lamps, black rear applique, green tinted glass, windscreen shadeband, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, remote tailgate release, remote fuel filler release, rear seat headrests, rear centre armrest, burr walnut fascia insert, radio frequency remote door locking, electric front windows, ‘one-shot down’ driver’s window, permetric anti-theft alarm, passive arming immobiliser.  Factory options; large body colour rear spoiler.

EXTERIOR
This wonderfully preserved Rover 214SEi is finished in beautiful Nightfire Red Metallic (Code COQ).  The paint has a remarkably bright finish and a pleasing polished shine.  Only minor paintwork blemishes can be seen upon inspection and the cars ultra-low mileage is ever so evident in its presentation.  Trim sections, badges and rubbers are fully intact.  There is a very faint scuff to each corner of the front bumper and the conscientious owner has touched in stone chips and blebs to preserve and protect.  Originality seekers with be impressed with the glass and lights being registration mark etched along with the dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder all still present.  This well appointed SEi model was a desirable choice within the Rover 200 Series range and once a common sight on our roads.  This rare survivor displays its low mileage and low owner credentials with pride.

INTERIOR
The typically plush interior to be expected from Rover was further enhanced for the SEi model with Sports Style front seats and upholstery trimmed in Silverstone woven Jacquard fabric and black leather (code LNF).  The interior is beautifully clean as you would expect from a car of such low mileage, and the term ‘showroom fresh’ is justified.  No undue wear or damage to the trim can be detected with firm bolsters retaining all shape and pristine carpets having been protected from new by Rover carpet mats.  All functions and controls operate perfectly including the original Rover R652 stereo cassette.  Even the plastic film remains fitted to each of the door sill protectors!  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 3000rpm.  This is enough to achieve a top speed of 110mph and 0-60 is dealt with in an impressive 10.7 seconds.  This well maintained example delivers responsive acceleration and a civilised driving manner.  The engine bay is very clean and displays factory stickers.  Gear changes via the 5 speed manual box are light and precise, affirming once more the cars low mileage credentials.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original seven spoke 15” alloy wheel rims which have never been refurbished are well presented with only light markings and scratches to the outer rims.  These again have been touched in by the thoughtful owner.  There is masses of tread remaining on the 185/55 R15 tyres and incredibly the unused spare is shod in the factory Michelin rubber.  Also, the original unused jack and wheel brace remain unopened still in the cellophane wrapping!  Diagonally split and dual-circuit servo assisted brakes offer assured straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 1st August 1995 by Rover Main Agents, Wrights of Sleaford, this example has had just two keepers and covered an amazing 17,988 miles from new.  A new vehicle sales invoice confirms the price paid by first owner Mr Alan Walker to be £10,795 with a part exchange allowance of £800 for his brown 1984 Austin Metro 1.3L!  Mr Walker kept the car for sixteen years until August 2011 when the second and only further custodian Mr Nigel Mills purchased it as a modern classic car to take to local shows and Rover Club outings.  Mr Mills along with his wife were regular attendees of the Mid Lincs Rover Club Rally whereby the car has gained a number of awards and trophies including ‘Best Modern Rover’.

The large history file includes the original Rover wallet containing all handbooks, guides and dealership literature.  It is quite common for vehicles of such low usage to have had minimal service work, however, the service booklet contains 13 stamped entries with the most recent at 15,698 miles.  Furthermore, a large folder contains a huge collection of invoices, receipts and virtually every MOT certificate to fully document the mileage and maintenance record.

Two keys with remote fobs and an original sales brochure complete the history file.  This wonderful rare car is perfect for the collector and avid modern classic Rover enthusiast alike.

HPI Clear.