Classic Rover

  • WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… AUSTIN/ROVER MONTEGO

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A… AUSTIN/ROVER MONTEGO

    Matt Bell on 15th March 2019

    After a visit to the BMIHT Trust's British Motor Museum recently and while pondering the poor panel fit on the last-off-the-line Montego, we were struck by the fact that these cars have disappeared from sight even faster than their contemporary competition, the Cavalier and Sierra.

  • FIRST-RATE SECOND-RATES: CARS THAT WERE ALMOST PREMIUM

    FIRST-RATE SECOND-RATES: CARS THAT WERE ALMOST PREMIUM

    Matt Bell on 13th March 2019

    Many car makers try to pitch their product at the lucrative premium market, but only some have ever succeeded. It's not always the ones which make the best cars, either. We look at some almost-but-not-quite examples.

  • CONVOY CELEBRATES COWLEY MILESTONES

    CONVOY CELEBRATES COWLEY MILESTONES

    Matt Bell on 11th March 2019

    A convoy of Cowley-related cars were part of a multiple celebration on February 26, not only marking the opening of Nuffield Place's 2019 season, but also  50 years of the Austin Maxi, 60 years of the Mini and  106th anniversary of motor manufacture at the Cowley plant.

  • BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P5

    BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P5

    Matt Bell on 19th February 2019

    The ultimate expression of 1960s middle England, the Rover P5 makes a compelling classic buy. Here's what you need to know before buying one.

  • H&H FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    H&H FEBRUARY SALE REVIEW

    Matt Bell on 13th February 2019

    H&H Classics hosted its first ever online-only live auction on February 2. An impressive 36 cars were included in this pioneering digital sale, with two thirds of the lots finding new homes.

  • 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ROVER P6

    10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ROVER P6

    Matt Bell on 18th December 2018

    The innovative Rover P6 with its central body structure and bolt on panels raised the bar when it came to executive saloons and survivors make very useable weekend classics.

  • MARKET TRENDS – LESSER-SPOTTED V8S

    MARKET TRENDS – LESSER-SPOTTED V8S

    Matt Bell on 17th December 2018

    In this week’s Market Trends we look at three lesser-spotted V8s; the Rover P5B, Daimler 250-V8 and Jensen CV8...

  • BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P6

    BUYING GUIDE: ROVER P6

    Matt Bell on 29th November 2018

    Arguably the last proper Rover, the P6 was technically advanced. It both formed and led its own class in the UK – here’s what you need to know to buy one today.

  • ODE OF REMEMBRANCE

    ODE OF REMEMBRANCE

    Matt Bell on 14th November 2018

    Sam Skelton takes a look at the classic marques we’ve lost in recent memory.

  • WHEN PROJECTS GO FULL CIRCLE

    WHEN PROJECTS GO FULL CIRCLE

    Matt Bell on 14th November 2018

    Peter Simpson recalls how a Rover P4 project ended in an unexpectedly good way 20 years ago…

  • MARKET TRENDS – BRAND DISASTERS

    MARKET TRENDS – BRAND DISASTERS

    Matt Bell on 5th November 2018

    In this Market Trends we look at three cars that could be labelled brand disasters by bringing their marques to an end. But the NSU Ro80, DeLorean and Rover 800 we're referring to all make top classic buys today.

  • CONCEPT CARS THAT SPAWNED OTHERS

    CONCEPT CARS THAT SPAWNED OTHERS

    Matt Bell on 31st October 2018

    Having recently discussed concept cars that made it into production, Jack Grover ponders over the cars that didn't quite make production, but did influence others models.

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ROVER STREETWISE?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ROVER STREETWISE?

    Glenn Rowswell on 28th September 2018

    It's easy to knock the Phoenix-era MG Rover but while products like the XPower SV and CityRover were at best ill-conceived from the word go, there was still plenty of genuinely innovative thinking going on at Longbridge...