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Lot 409: Rover 114 Cabriolet

The Beaulieu Sale, Bonhams (7 September 2013)

A Metro by any other name, the Rover 100 Series arrived in 1994, updating a popular model that had been around for some 14 years. This beautiful Diamond White cabriolet is an extremely rare variant; only 400 were registered in the UK while a few more right-hand drive cars went to overseas markets and to the Channel Islands, which is where this one came from. The car was sold new in Jersey via the local Rover dealer having served as a demonstrator. Kept garaged and little used, it was exported to the UK mainland in 2012 and purchased by an elderly gentleman who likewise used it sparingly. Ex-Channel Island cars typically display low mileage totals and this one's odometer reading is only 4,522. The car has the 1.4-litre K-Series engine, the five-speed manual gearbox and an electrically powered hood, very easy to operate, which has a grey cover that goes over it when folded down, matching the interior trim. A full service, including a cam belt change, has been carried out and the Rover is presented in a condition commensurate with the unusually low recorded mileage. Driving superbly, just like a new car, it comes with MoT to November 2013 and Swansea V5C registration document. A great car for summer fun, which can only become increasingly collectible.

Lot Details
Auction The Beaulieu Sale
Bonhams, Hampshire, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number409
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1997
Condition rating2
Registration numberP422 HBC
Mileage-
Chassis numberSAXXPKBWDPD103194
Engine number14K2DK38291980
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors