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'As new' MG ZT could make £10k at auction

Published 09 September 2016

An MG ZT with just three miles on the clock could make more than £10k when it goes under the hammer later this month. The car, a 2004-built 1.8-litre turbo, will be offered at the Classic Car Auctions sale on 24 September at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

Purchased cheaply from a Derby-based dealer in 2005 following the collapse of MG Rover (Top 10: MG Rover might-have-beens), the owner wanted to have the ‘best in the world’. So he quickly put it into storage in a heated garage and only covered three miles.

It’s now for sale with a guide price of £8500 to £10,000 – which is probably what it cost in the half-price ‘firesale’ after MG went under.

Finished in British Racing Green, it is – as you’d expect – in immaculate condition and still has the same ContiSport tyres and tank of fuel. That’s probably not a good thing as the petrol will have gone off and the side-walls cracked. So the new owner will need to give it a full service and get it ready for an MoT test…unless it goes to a museum.

2004 MG Rover ZT Turbo (2)

This MG ZT has covered just three miles from new

The high spec interior has half-leather seats, green alcantara door lining, air conditioning and CD player.

Guy Lees-Milne, CCA general manager, said, ‘It’s amazing that our vendor has never used this car on the road and has cared for the car so much that it has been tucked away and only covered three miles.’

Lees-Milne added, ‘This really is a special collector’s piece and certainly an amazing example of history from the last domestically owned mass-production car manufacturer.’

To find out more about the car and CCA’s September sale, visit classiccarauctions.co.uk

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