2002 Rover 75 Connoisseur SE LWB
Rare Long-wheel base version with 2.5 V6 power; formerly used by the Royal Household for Prince Edward's use; just 81,778 miles indicated
A proper car in the finest Rover tradition, the 75 not only met with widespread acclaim when launched in 1999, it has gone on to attract an even more devoted fan club since it met its demise in 2005.
Indeed it is hard to find anyone with a bad word to say about this handsome and well-engineered machine. Replacing the old 600 and 800 models, it was in a different league to those cars with pleasingly retro styling, Jaguar ride quality and a famously comfortable interior.
Powered by a large range of engines from a 120bhp 1.8-litre four to a 260bhp 4.6-litre V8, it also came in a bewildering variety of trim options in saloon and estate car format. From 2002 it was also available as a long-wheelbase limousine with ultra-luxurious Connoisseur trim, this model becoming the default choice for ministers of the British Government.
Dating from December 2002 his particular Connoisseur LWB limousine was first registered to MG Rover themselves in December 2002 and supplied by their Press Garage (as stamped) to be loaned to the Royal Household for the personal use of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, until 2005. Appropriately finished in Royal Blue with a blue leather Personal Line interior and Harman Kardon sound system, it has the 175bhp 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox which gives it a top speed of 134mph and a 0-60 time of 9.9 seconds.
The history file includes the owner's pack & handbook with service section showing 7 stamps + 1 hand written entry, the last stamp in November 2017 at 76,287 miles, the V5C showing 5 former keepers it has formed part of a private collection since purchase from us in 2014 (when it had covered 69,000 mile), now showing just 81,778 miles it looks in very presentable order and well maintained with a selection of annual maintenance invoices dating back to 2012, including recent service in January 2021 at 81,717 miles, a new thermostat housing and repair to offside sill and 10 old MOTs plus the current valid until January 2022 with 2 minor advisories for tyre wear reported.
Being sold here at no reserve, it will certainly give the new owner bragging rights down at the pub.
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Reg No: BF52 ZWT
Chassis Number: SARRJZLLM3D265070
Engine Number: 25K4FP06226116
Engine Size: 2497
Docs: V5C; owner's pack & service book with 7 stamps; old V5C; invoices; 10 old MOTs; MOT January 2022 with 2 advisories
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