It’s good to see that the ‘delivery miles’ cars from MG Rover’s past are still being unearthed, and offered for sale. This Rover 75 V8, currently on offer by the British Car Centre in Holland ticks that box – it is unregistered, with just six miles on the clock, and it can be yours to drive away for €49,900 (or about £40,900).
The 256bhp saloon is hardly the most environmentally astute purchase at the moment, especially as it kicks out 314g/km, and would struggle to beat 20mpg in daily driving, but there’s something quite appealing about it nonetheless. And it begs the question – would you buy and drive as you would a (cherished) new car – or would you wrap up in cotton wool, and preserve for the future?
This V8 is packed with many options – and we’d suggest a look at the website to go through them, assuming you can read Dutch – but it’s worth bearing in mind, this is one of only 120 LHD examples (of MG and Rover V8s), so you’re going to have to look after it. The dealer promises it comes with a full service and new MoT, which seems fair enough. If you end up buying the beast, we’d love to hear from you!
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