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A Grand Monday: MG ZT V6, £750

Published 19 December 2016

The MG ZT is a firmly established modern classic. They’re fun to drive, welcome at shows, and can be cheap to buy. Some insurers even let you have them on a classic policy, despite not being all that old.

But what an era to buy a car from. BMW had just pulled the plug and Rover was fighting for its life. Backed into a corner, Rover had to come out fighting. Which is exactly what it did with the range of 'Z cars' launched in the early 2000s.

While the 25-based ZR and 45-based ZS are perfectly passable, it's the ZT that is the smart buy, with ZT-T estates still commanding decent money. That's because the ZTs are based on the BMW-engineered Rover 75 - an incredibly strong platform to build on. 

Boasting Peter Stevens-penned lines (and spoilers), it came in a range of striking colours backed by the famous 'full fat, high-caffeine, max-strength' advertising campaign. Any ZT then, is quite a lot of car for the money.

MG ZT (3)

And this one is no exception. It's 2002 MG ZT V6 auto up for just £750. Finished in midnight blue, the car has covered 90k and has a full MoT. Spec includes half-leather seats and plenty of other toys. Oh, and did we mention it's a V6? What more could you want.

A quick check of the MoT history shows that it has had an advisory about a leaky exhaust. Before that, it failed – but on easily sortable items like a weak parking brake and a deteriorated ball joint dust cover.

So check out our buyer’s guide, and go see this example, which is based in the West Midlands. You never know, it might be just the model you're looking for.

Comments

Lord Brasic    on 24 December 2016

will only go up in value now, but I have never liked them.

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