A rare, South African-specification, CKD-built Rover 2600 SDX has been offered on eBay. The car, which was built in Leyland South Africa‘s Blackheath plant, is freshly imported and ready to go. It’s a Midas Gold example and was registered in 1980 – it differs from the UK version by being powered by the stretched version of the Princess and BMC 2200‘s E6 engine, as used in the Leyland P76 and Austin Kimberley.
The car is being offered by Dorset Classic Cars and the eBay auction ends on Friday 26 August. According to the seller, it has, ‘one owner since new. Never been painted, this car is in exceptional condition. There is not a blemish anywhere. The seats are as new and the interior is perfect. There is no rust anywhere to be found.’
We’ll keep a track of this curiosity, but it’s a great opportunity to own a one-off, unique-to-the-UK version of a great car. If you end up winning the auction, please get in touch – we’ll be very keen to have a very thorough look at this South African beauty.
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