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Low-mileage Rover sells for £9989

Published 13 February 2017

A low-mileage Rover 800 sold for £9989 on an internet auction site. The highest bid saw the 1989 Mk1 Rover 827 Fastback automatic sell on eBay last week.

With what’s thought to be one lady owner from new and 9900 miles on the clock, the unrestored example was described as being in museum quality and a true concours contender.

The seller said, ‘The Holy Grail of Rover 800s and an absolute must have for any Rover aficionado, or indeed any classic car collector, enthusiast, or investor who simply wants nothing but the very best, original, un-molested, un-restored example.’

While an original, low-mileage Mk1 827Si Fastback is a desirable (and rare), this Lynx Bronze example must be the most expensive one ever sold.

Rover 827 (9)

G404 GOH belonged to the same elderly owner under, but the seller admits that the car is missing its registration document.

'However the service book, although correctly filled out in the lady's name and with the correct new car V.I.N sticker attached, hints that the car may have been first registered in the Austin Rover Group Name.

‘The lady owner worked for an Austin Rover main dealer on the South Coast and her grandson clearly remembers the day his grandmother arrived home with the car having, he tells us, won it as a prize.’

What is clear is that the car was its owner’s pride and joy. The Rover was used very infrequently, highly cherished, always garaged when not in use and never put away when it was wet.

The new owner should be pretty happy with their new purchase - and it could even see a rise in Rover 800 values over the coming months.

Rover 827 (4)

Comments

Lord Brasic    on 17 February 2017

What a stunner, I saw it on Ebay, who ever owns it now has got to have the best 800 in the world

Mike Harris    on 26 February 2017

No it didn't sell, the so say "highest bidder" didn't pay for it, so why not offer it to the lower bidders, oh wait because it was shilled bidded up... Known for those practises the Doctor is..

And it's back up again, 30 plus bids in two days... Pattern emerging again..

You don't waste your time bidding on a classic, you go look at it and then agree a price..

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