If you’re in the market for a Rover with Royal connections, this Rover Sterling that’s up for auction should be right up your street.
Supplied new to Buckingham Palace, and with paperwork noticeably reticent about its recipient (other vehicles sold to the Royal estate mention the details of the intended user, but those destined for the Queen usually did not), the Sterling was then sold on to its second owner as a ‘One previous lady owner’ car.
History, always important when it comes to classic vehicles, is even more poignant in the case of this 827, supplied new by Royally-approved dealer Thomas Day Motors of Fleet. Extensive paperwork, handbooks, manuals, magazine features and invoices help build the fabric of the car’s background.
Original, virtually undamaged leather and wood triumph in the Rover’s interior, which still has the factory mats further protected by another set – a boot liner, spare wheel and original factory tools, as well as the factory CD multichanger, all feature.
As it is deserving of such a car, it starred in the ‘100 Years of Cowley’ parade.