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2001 Rover 75 2.5 V6 Connoisseur Auto

Vehicle Sale Price: £TBA

Stunning Wedgwood Blue - Pristine Sandstone Leather Interior

Just 75K Miles - FSH - Superb Bodywork - A Beautiful Example

Sought After Superior Early Rover 75


  • Date of Registration: 18th April 2001
  • VRM: Y608 TOH
  • MOT Expiry: 12 Months MOT on Purchase - This car has a superb MOT History.
  • Mileage: 75,600 Miles
  • Previous Keepers on V5:5 (First Owner Rover Group, Third and Forth Owners were Mother & Son)
  • HPI Status: 100% Clear (Report Included)
  • Road Tax Cost: £270 pa (Six Months: £148.60)
  • Keys: Two remote Keys
  • Service History: Full MG-Rover Dealer & MG-Rover Specialist Inc Large File of Invoices & Supporting Paperwork.

Service History as Follows:

PDI - Rover Vehicle Preparation Centre, Lawford Heath

*8115 Miles 

*16,117 Miles

*31, 182 Miles

*44,000 Miles

*47,952 Miles

*53,559 Miles

*56,637 Miles

*57,625 Miles (All Three Timing Belts, Waterpump & Thermostat)

*63,464 Miles 

*67,864 Miles

*75,000 Miles (Including Brake Discs/Pads all round)


  • Sandstone Leather Interior
  • Rear Headrests
  • Electrically Adjusting Seats
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Multiple Airbags
  • Rover Tape/RDS Tuner with Steering Wheel Controls
  • Phone Prep with full Bluetooth Hands Free
  • Electric/Heated Mirrors
  • ABS
  • Dual Zone Climate Control with Air-Con (Working)
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Electric Windows x 4
  • Remote Central Locking
  • Rover Factory Alarm System
  • Power Steering
  • Electric/Remote Boot Release
  • Front & Rear Armrest
  • Load Adjustable Headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Factory Tinted Glass
  • Newly Refurbished Rover Alloy Wheels with Excellent Matching Firestone Tyres (not shown in pictures)


Finished Wedgewood Blue (2) with Sandstone Leather, this early Longbridge built 75 was originally a Rover Factory Car, before being sold through Mantles Rover, Royston, Hertfordshire to its first private owner. This is also one of the sought after early cars, which benefit from much better build quality, before Rover’s cost cutting initiative “Project Drive” kicked in and quality inevitably started to suffer as the cost cutting gained pace.  

I've wanted a 75 for quite some time, ever since I saw the model debut at the Birmingham International Motor Show, back in October 1998, in advance its official launch in February 1999. However, it’s one of those cars that has passed me by over the years, and I'm sure this is the case with quite a few other enthusiasts too. When I was offered this car earlier this year, I didn’t need asking twice, and I have to saw I'm highly impressed with it, yet at the same time it somewhat saddens me that the 75 was again another missed opportunity for the British Motor Industry, much like the SD1 before it; they had a world beating design, that was spoiled by mis-management, and corporate greed.

I was also very surprised by peoples reaction to the car, I expected comments like "why do you want an old Rover" but conversely it’s been unanimously positive, with it attracting comments like "oooh, I really like those" and "what a beautiful car."  This to me bodes well for future classic status of the 75, as there’s clearly a lot of pent up appreciation for the model.

This car is in beautiful condition, and drives superbly. At just 75k miles, it’s been used just enough to keep things moving, but not too much as to wear things out. The KV6 2.5 Litre V6 is a masterpiece of engineering, and was seen as groundbreaking at the time. It’s smooth, quiet and swift and perfectly suits the 75's chassis. 

Bodywork is in superb order, both on top and underneath, and I believe it to be all original too. I had my bodywork man look at it, who has 45 years experience and his exact words were "it’s either all original or its had a bloody good paint job" 

Interior is also in excellent condition too, with no apparent wear to the upholstery or seating, the only “fly in the ointment” being the almost usual for a Rover/Jaguar/Range Rover of this era, sagging headlining; it’s only slightly drooping at the front, however  you don’t notice this while you’re driving it. Everything works as it should, including the Air-conditioning 

The car comes with all its original manuals, tool and is accompanied by a large A4 file of paperwork, which documents the vehicles life over the last 20 years. I think the 75 is superb value at the moment, and like all great designs time has been very kind to it, infact it looks better now, than it did back then. 

So if you’re in the market for one of these, you won’t go too far wrong with this car as I, at least, think it ticks all the right boxes.


MTSV (an abbreviation for Mark Taylor Specialist Vehicles) was born out an incurable and lifelong obsession for anything with four wheels on it, especially those carrying the legendary Three Pointed Star. Established by me, Mark Taylor in November 2005 when the Classic Car market was in its infancy and long before “everyman and his dog” had jumped on the Classic Car bandwagon.  Specialising in Classic Mercedes from the late 1970’s, through to the 2000’s, I also frequently have the odd foray into other quality classics and sometimes even modern cars, however the qualification is always that it has to be interesting, and/or just a little different; my theory, which has served me well so far, is that if I like it, someone else probably will! 

My main specialisation is the legendary Mercedes W201 190 and Mercedes W124; I firmly believe these models were about as good as cars got in terms of sheer, teutonic  quality, and believe them to be the best cars Mercedes have ever made. I’ve built up a substantial knowledge of both the W201 190 & W124 over many years, which I’m always happy to share, and have recently contributed to a W201 buying guide written by Julian Parish.  I also have extensive experience of the majority of the Mercedes models within my “band of interest” namely the W116, W123, W202 & W203 C-Class, W208 & W209 CLK, W210 & W211 E-Class, W126 & W140 S-Class, R170 & R171 SLK and the R129 SL-Class. Obviously as time goes on later models are coming onto my radar too

MTSV has always, and will always focus on quality rather than quantity, and in doing so has earned, and continues to maintain an enviable reputation among its many customers both in the UK and abroad, many who are now three, four and even five times repeat customers, some of which have become good friends too.  I’m also listed in the Mercedes Club Directory as a recommended business and I’ve also had several of my rarer cars featured in the motoring press too.


Unlike some, I don’t just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won’t notice…I just couldn’t do that. The cars I source are carefully selected and I work very hard so that when my cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such I have many repeat customers and new customers that have been recommended via word of mouth…the ultimate accolade for anyone in business.  

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Engine Bay

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Luggage Compartment

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Wheels (Pictures Show Wheels Pre-refurbishment)

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