Classic Rover

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ROVER METRO CABRIOLET?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… ROVER METRO CABRIOLET?

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th July 2018

    The Metro became a Rover in 1990 and suddenly also became the car it perhaps always should have been: in place of the 50-year-old A-Series motor was the modern alloy twin-cam K-Series motor and finally interconnecting the Hydragas gave it grip like an insistent little terrier...

  • ROVER SPORTS REGISTER NATIONAL RALLY 2018

    ROVER SPORTS REGISTER NATIONAL RALLY 2018

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th June 2018

    The Rover Sports Register, the active club for all Rovers that was founded in 1953, are holding their national rally in North Yorkshire at Newby Hall near Ripon (HG4 5AE) on Sunday 24th June.

  • MARKET TRENDS – SIXTIES SALOONS

    MARKET TRENDS – SIXTIES SALOONS

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th March 2018

    As Jaguar’s new S-type captured hearts and minds in 1963, established models from Austin, Rover and Humber battled it out among themselves. These one-time fierce rivals are now affordable - but in 2018, does rarity influence value?

  • REMEMBERING ROVER’S KV6

    REMEMBERING ROVER’S KV6

    Paul Wager on 5th March 2018

    The underrated V6 development of the K-Series which shared its name but little else.

  • MARKET TRENDS – 80S UK LUXURY CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – 80S UK LUXURY CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 22nd January 2018

    The mid to late Eighties saw a British barge revival from Ford, Jaguar, Rover and Vauxhall. With many Granada Scorpios, XJ6s, 800s and Senator Bs driven to destruction in the Noughties, collectors (and the market) are beginning to repent. Recognition isn’t far away – so grab a bargain while you can!

  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    Paul Wager on 22nd January 2018

    It may be 50 years since it was formed but it’s also 30 years since the firm was returned to the private sector for a brief period of success. Paul Wager looks back at the golden age of British Leyland...

  • RETRO CAR ADS – METRO VAN

    RETRO CAR ADS – METRO VAN

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th December 2017

    While Rover Group tried to portray more of an upmarket image at the start of the ’90s by badging just about everything as a Rover (including those models originally launched under the Austin banner), it didn’t risk diluting the brand when it came to its car-derived commercials...

  • RETRO ADS – ROVER SD1

    RETRO ADS – ROVER SD1

    Glenn Rowswell on 10th November 2017

    In this 1979 advert for the Rover SD1 range (comprising the 2300, 2600 and 3500 at the time), the headline suggested high praise from an unnamed architect: ‘If I designed cars rather than buildings, I’d like to have created this.’..

  • ROAD TEST – ROVER 75

    ROAD TEST – ROVER 75

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th September 2017

    Classics World’s Paul Guiness test drives and reviews the Rover 75 2.0 CDT CLUB...

  • ROVER P5 & P5B BUYERS GUIDE

    ROVER P5 & P5B BUYERS GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 4th September 2017

    Here’s a traditional wood and leather classic saloon that’s highly impressive to own and drive. There are also quite a few about, so you can take your time with no need to snap up the first you’re offered...