Its current owner, Ben Adams, has reluctantly decided to part with the car to make way for something a little more suitable for his daily motorway commute, meaning the R8 has to go.
At £550, it seems pretty good value for a well-sorted and increasingly rare example of what was arguably Rover’s finest hour – I’ve seen the car myself and, while it isn’t perfect, it’s way, way better than most of its age, especially when you consider it has travelled over 160,000 miles.
It’s based in the Midlands, not far from the M6 and, if you’re interested, you can view it here. We’d love to see it kept in the family…
A serial impulsive car purchaser, Craig has had his name on over 200 V5s over the past 20 years. 10 per cent of those have been either 800s or Austin Allegros, with between 10 and 20 cars usually owned at any one time. Started out as a local newspaper journalist then worked for car mags including Auto Express, Classic Car Weekly and Land Rover Owner. Worked inside the car industry for a decade as an employee of General Motors, now works for a news distribution agency. Home based, which is dangerously convenient for further irrational heap purchases. Lover of all makes of car since childhood, with a particular leaning towards Austin-Rover... Father of three boys, so hoping to spread the car love. Other passions include rugby union, travelling and eating out.