The one that got away
THE AR6 running prototype was spotted at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon in 2007 looking a little bedraggled, but still very much in one piece. In the flesh it looks pert and attractive. Interestingly, it doesn’t sport a K-series engine under the bonnet, but a Maestro/Rover 216-spec 1.6-litre S-Series, and much of the interior cames from a Maestro Vanden Plas donor car.
Does that mean the AR6 wasn’t as advanced as we thought, or this is an early development model (the B-plate suggests, it’s from around 1984, somewhat earlier than the scoop shot, which could well have been K-Series powered) – as always if you know the answers, please get in touch…
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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