Rover announced the new 75 V8 model in 2002. This model was created as a means of proving MG Rover's engineering expertise and to attract a development partner to the company. The car was extensively re-engineered to accommodate Ford's Modular V8 in 4.6 litre capacity, driving the rear wheels to give a car with much higher performance. These cars were built on the standard production line, and then removed to allow the necessary structural modifications to be carried out. The cars were then returned to the trimming lines for completion. Just under 900 were produced in both saloon and Tourer body styles, carrying either Rover 75 or MG ZT trim. The cars had numerous differences to the standard versions, with non standard heating and ventilation, and brakes and suspension capable of dealing with the extra power. Externally, there is little to indicate what is under the bonnet, other than quad exhaust pipes and a couple of subtle badges.
A lovely Low Mileage example of a rare build Rover 75 4.6 V8 SE Connoisseur Saloon 4 dr Auto. Finished in Silver with Dark Grey Piped Leather Interior. It has only had 4 owners in its 14 years, and is in standard factory spec and not modified in any way. These Rover 75s were the luxury option of the MG ZT which was the Sports version.
Fitted from the MG Rover factory with a 4.6 V8 Ford Mustang Power Engine with 260bhp and Auto Gearbox. These engines have good torque and run effortlessly. These old school American engines run on for many miles. The car has covered only just over 40,000 miles and has some Service History. The car has had in last 3,000 miles, a major full service inc oils, filters, plugs etc. It was owned for a few years by an MG enthusiast, and it car comes with MOT history and a Rover Service Book.
Being a Connoisseur SE model, it is fitted with full leather piped seats, Cruise Control, Memory Heated Electric Seats, Rear Park Sensors, 17in Alloys, Climate Control and Factory Electric Sunroof. The paintwork is in good condition apart from a few bonnet dings where the peaople have closed the bonnet with heavy hands.
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