A 2004 MG ZT 1.8 Turbo, with three miles on the clock, will go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) September Sale on 24 September in the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. A remarkable find, the current and only owner purchased the car in 2005 from a Derby-based dealer, who was selling off the cars at half price following the collapse of MG Rover.
The car was then delivered to his farm just outside Silverstone race circuit with only one mile on the clock. The owner wanted to have the ‘best in the world’ and so the car was immediately placed into storage, initially in a heated garage, subsequently in a Carcoon and latterly in a Car Bag, which has beautifully preserved the car. Amazingly, the owner has driven the car just two miles along the driveway.
Now for sale again 11 years later, estimated at between £8500 and £10,500, the owner believes this is the best condition and lowest mileage MG ZT in the world. Presented in British Racing Green, it is in immaculate condition and exactly as it left the Longbridge factory. It still has the original ContiSport tyres and even the same fuel that was put in the tank all those years ago. The 1.8 litre turbocharged iconic Rover K-Series engine is gleaming.
Commenting on the sale of the car, CCA General Manager, Guy Lees-Milne, said, ‘It’s amazing that our vendor has never used this car on the road and has cared for the car so much that it has been tucked away and only covered three miles. The time is now right to part with it and Classic Car Auctions are very proud to have been asked to help find it a new home.’
The high spec interior, so well preserved there’s still a new car smell, features half-leather seats, green alcantara door lining, air conditioning and CD player. Guy added, ‘This really is a special collector’s piece and certainly an amazing example of history from the last domestically owned mass-production car manufacturer.’
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