What must be one of the oldest surviving Rover 800 Fastbacks is set to go under the hammer at Anglia Car Auctions’ summer sale later this month.
Among the many more upmarket classics due to be sold at the ACA sale in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, the Oyster Beige 820e base model could easily find itself a little lost – but, with just 38,000 miles on the clock, it could also become a cracking bargain for someone.
The question is, what will happen when it goes under the hammer? Will it pale into insignificance alongside other exotica, or will the heady combination of poverty spec and the British Racing Mushroom paint job be enough to make those entranced by the atmosphere of the auction bid themselves silly for a little piece of Eighties nostalgia?
Find out on 23rd August. Alas, I’m on holiday that day, as it’s just down the road and I’d find it pretty hard to keep my bidding paw in my pocket if it looked like it was going cheaply!