Rover Montego 2.0 LXi – KGF
Rover Montego 2.0 LXi

Rover Montego 2.0 LXi

  • Sold
  • Year: 1993
  • Mileage: 2,193

Rover Montego 2.0 LXi

  • Price: £12,995
  • Year: 1993
  • Mileage: 2,193

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An utterly gorgeous Rover Montego 2.0 LXi with a miniscule 2,193 miles.

Body-coloured moulded bumpers, front spoiler, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, retractable aerial in screen pillar, bronze tinted glass, electric slide/tilt sunroof with interior blind, electrically adjustable twin door mirrors, central locking, electric windows, front and rear head restraints, R562 electronic stereo/radio cassette with 4 speakers, cassette storage, variable delay for the intermittent wipe, illuminated switches, digital clock, tachometer, low oil pressure and fuel lights, cigar lighter, coin tray, boot courtesy lamp, twin-tone horns, adjustable front seat belt upper mounts, remote boot release. Factory Options; Duo-tone paint. Accessories; Montego mud flaps front and rear, side coach line, 2X lounge cushions.

Rarely can a vehicle be described as factory perfect but this splendid Montego with only 2,193 miles from new is just that, perfect! Finished in striking and factory optional duo-tone paint Flame Red/Regent Grey, (Code RWN), it has a bright vibrant shine thanks to home garage storage and low dry weather use only. The moulded bumpers and claret bumper/side rubbing strips are straight with no damage and all trim, rubbers and badges are as new. One rear trim has a few minor stress fractures barely noticeable and all glass is unmarked. The underside, wheel arch apertures and all shuts remain beautifully clean still with factory wax applied. It is hard to imagine a better example to exist and this one is certainly for the perfection seeking collector!

The elegant interior of this magnificent Montego offers amazing space and the contoured seats are superbly comfortable with hard and soft foams finished in Zenith, (Code LCG). The excellent console layout and clear instrumentation is all operational and there is no damage, cracks or lift to the colour-keyed facia. The moulded headlining is perfect as are the wood veneered inserts with no UV fading thanks to careful garage storage from new. The LXi specification includes many luxury features such as electric sunroof, windows and door mirrors and ingenious quirky features such as the 60/40 split folding rear seat doubling as a mobile office for the busy executive are all present! A huge 18.4 cu.ft boot has never seen a load and lifting the boot carpet reveals factory untouched perfection. Probably as close to a new Montego as feasibly possible?

The 4-cylinder transverse OHC 1994cc engine with a three-way controlled catalyst produces 103bhp thanks to programmed ignition with electronic fuel injection. A top speed of 112mph and 0-60mph in 9.8 secs is quoted. The unit is eager, quiet and comes with a close-ratio transmission on the fuel-injected 2 litre petrol models. Progress through the gears is smooth and responsive and the exhibitionist will marvel how stunningly original under the bonnet is.

Steel wheels measuring 14inch are graced with unmarked full width wheel trims with new 185/65 R14 Uniroyal RainExpert 5 tyres fitted in March 2024. The servo-assisted, diagonal split dual circuit system with ventilated front disc brakes and drums to the rear, offer assured straight line stopping power.

What an amazing history. Registered by the Rover Group, Company Vehicle Sales, Canley Road, Coventry on the 27th May 1993. A national advert in the Daily Express from the Hartwell Group was spotted by Mr David Geere for Montego 2.0 LXi’s for £7999, the press cutting is included in the history file. Mr Geere is a big fan of the Montego and wanted to replace his 1986 2.0 HL that had covered 60,000 miles at the time. Knowing that Montego production was soon to end, he called the garage and spoke to the Car Sales Representative, Ted Noble, and posted a £100 cheque deposit along with a type written letter to secure a duo-tone Flame Red example with 24 miles from new. A copy of this letter is also included in the history file. This pre-registered example was transferred to Mr Geere on the 9th October 1993 and he has remained the only owner since! After collection he continued to use his ‘old’ Montego expecting it to go wrong, but it never did! As the years rolled by his ‘new’ Montego was rarely needed and became a relic used only for shows and national events and such is his dedication for the marque, he still owns the 1986 2.0 HL intended to be replaced which instead frequents the show circuit alongside this perfect example!

Included in the history file is all the original dealer correspondence including the new vehicle purchase invoice, previous MOT certificates and invoices, all handbooks, manuals and two keys with dealer fobs. In March 2024 the vehicle had a major service to include all fluids, filters and a cambelt. Probably the best unrestored example with absolute provenance and miniscule mileage.

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