AROnline‘s Deputy Editor, Alexander Boucke, has just spotted this beauty for sale not far from his home in Germany. The car, a 1995 Rover 114 Cabriolet is unusual enough, especially in mainland Europe, but what makes this one especially exciting is that it has a mere 58km on the clock – it’s effectively a new car.
Okay, so there aren’t many details in the advert on German eBay, but we know that the car was still in stock in a German Rover Group dealer, which went into administration – and the car was never sold, instead being hidden away by the garage owner. The car has subsequently changed hands a couple of times since then, but it has never been registered in Germany.
However, that leaves any German fans who fancy this with a bit of a problem – it can’t be registered new there, as it’s not Euro IV or Euro V. Alexander tells us that it would be impossible to run this car there, unless they could claim the car has been registered in the past and the paperwork has been lost.
Fortunately, for British fans who fancy this car, we don’t have the same barriers – although you’ll not be able to have a 14-plate Metro on your drive, you could buy and recommission this and then end up with a new, time-frozen N-registered example. Mind you, we’ve saved the best news for last – and, in a way, that’s what’s tempting us into buying this one ourselves. The price is €1450 – call it £1300 give-or-take…
Are you feeling brave?
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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