Lot 307 - 2006 Rover 75 V8 Connoisseur SE (4.6 litre)
|Odometer reading||23,000 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
The Rover 75 was manufactured by Rover Group and later by MG Rover. The Rover 75 was available with front-wheel drive in either a saloon or estate body style and latterly, in long-wheelbase form and a rear-wheel drive, V8-engined specification. Rover 75's were built at Cowley, Oxfordshire, for just a year when the owners at the time, BMW, divested its interests in Rover and the 75 was built by the new MG Rover Group at their Longbridge site in Birmingham. Production of the Rover and later MG badged models ceased on 8th April 2005 when manufacturer MG Rover Group entered administration. The Rover 75 V8 was created as a means of proving MG Rover's engineering expertise and to attract a development partner to the company. The car was extensively re-engineered to accommodate Ford's Modular V8 in 4.6 litre capacity, driving the rear wheels to give a car with much higher performance, taking advantage of the stiffening tunnel in the body structure. These cars were built on the standard production line and then removed to allow the necessary structural modifications to be carried out. The cars were then returned to the trimming lines for completion. Less than 900 models in the V8 format were produced in both saloon and tourer body styles.
This Rover 75 V8 was originally registered on 7th July 2006 and is a one owner vehicle. The vendor has loved and cherished this rare Rover with the vehicle being described as being in superb condition. The mileage of 23,000 is warranted with a letter confirming this by the vendor. These V8 Rovers are best described as a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'; they are exceptional to drive with all the correct attributes of comfort, style and speed. The 4601cc engine is a well engineered and reliable unit that purrs in a way only a V8 can. Specification of RX06 RKN is of a high standard with leather trim, automatic transmission, air conditioning, satellite navigation, electrically adjustable and heated seats. Supplied with a V5 registration document, current MoT test certificate valid until 12th February 2016 and original handbooks, this Rover is also equipped with LPG resulting in much cheaper running costs. A car that can be great fun to use or to keep as a potential future investment.