Lot 119 - 2006 MG ZT V8 260

Lot 119 - 2006 MG ZT V8 260

Lot 119 - 2006 MG ZT V8 260

Lot Number 119
Registration RX56 HDK
Chassis Number SARRXXLGB4D000445
Engine Number E1900280808032173
Odometer reading 47,552 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £8,960
  • Ford V8 engine
  • Five speed manual gearbox
  • MoT expires April 2023

In 2001, three years after the launch of the Rover 75, and less than a year after the demerger of MG Rover from BMW, the MG ZT and MG ZT-T were launched. During the cars' development, the models were codenamed X10 and X11, for the saloon and estate versions, respectively. The basic shape and styling of the MG ZT remained the same as for the Rover 75 but with changes to the front bumper, now with an integrated grille, and detail alterations including colour coding of the chromed waistline, a new boot lid plinth, and different alloy wheels and tyres sizes. During the first few months of 2004, MG Rover facelifted the design of the ZT and ZT-T to a less retro look, at the same time as the Rover 75 received a facelift. This didn't feature much in the way of mechanical differences to the ZT, most changes were merely aesthetic. The main changes to the car included the replacement of the twin headlamps, with a new, clear single headlamp unit. Between 2003 and 2006 the top of the ZT range, and the rarest, was rear wheel drive and powered by the Ford 4601cc V8 engine giving 300bhp, 0-60 in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

This rare, UK supplied, MG ZT 260 fitted with the Ford V8 engine and five speed manual gearbox was first registered in November 2006 and has only covered 47,500 miles from new. Finished in grey with black interior this MG ZT 260 is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2023 and the original handbook pack. The British Bulldog is alive and kicking with this model and at that time was built to rival the BMW M3, with its rear wheel drive linked to a limited-slip differential. This much overlooked car is discreet on the outside, luxurious inside, but equipped with a heart of thunder.

 

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