The first thing you need to know about the 1995 MGF is that it was the first new design from MG since the launch of the MGB in 1962. The MG marque was used by the Austin Rover Group as a strange performance brand in the 70s/80s, but in the early 1990s they started developing this interesting little mid-engine roadster. Today the MG brand is owned by a Chinese state owned auto company and sells all kinds of strange cars with the MG badge on the hood, but that is a story for another time. Find this 1995 Rover MGF offered for $7000 in Richmond, TX via craigslist.
I’ve been a big fan of the new Mini by BMW product that has been sold since around Y2K, because those cars depreciate quickly and offer a fun modern take on the classic front-drive light car paradigm. The only thing BMW did wrong is to make the car about 10% larger than it should have been, which if you then back calculate to volume, you’ve got a car that is 27% heavier than it should be…and that’s not very “mini”, is it? Forget the modern version of the Mini and get a classic Mini, they built them through the year 2000 and you can back-date the looks to the ’60s like the seller did with this next one. Find this 1992 Mini Cooper offered for $11,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Erik202 who writes: I am a huge fan of Group 2, Group A, DTM and silhouette cars in general and one of my favourite stories from that era has to be the TWR Rover SD1s. I’m not sure I have strong enough feelings about this particular rover to […]
Sterling owners will tell you with a wide smile that they’ve got an Acura Legend with a cool badge, but what they won’t mention is the Rover connection. Because, from 1987 through 1991 ARCONA (Austin Rover Cars Of North America) imported a rebadged version of the Rover 800 series as the Sterling 825/827 for the […]
Find this 1968 Rover 2000 TC here on eBay bidding for $7,000 with buy-it-now of $8,500 located in Doylestown, OH with 9 days to go. From eBay: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “Only defects on this car I am aware of are: the Ice Alert safety feature (light on dash when temp at bumper […]
The classic Mini was built starting in 1959 and production didn’t stop until the year 2000, so you might be shocked to learn that the classic looking beast in front of you today was built the year when the UK and France annouced plans to build the Chunnel and Argentina was victorious at the World […]
The Rover P6 was released in 1963 as a clean sheet design to replace the P4 & P5. The P6 included a number of advanced features, including a de Dion tube rear end with inboard disc brakes, and a unibody design with unstressed body panels bolted to the frame — similar in concept to the […]
Find this 1991 Mini Classic here on eBay bidding for $7,100 with auction ending Tuesday at 9AM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “1.3L Carbureted, Left Hand Drive, Rust Free, Engine Running, Collectible Iconic British Mini” Year: 1991 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 11111111111111111 Mileage: 65,415 Exterior Color: Green Make: Mini […]
If you stumbled into a Rover SD1 at a used car shop in the UK, it would hardly register as noteworthy, but over here in the land of cheeseburgers and freedom, we don’t often get to see anything with the Rover Viking Longship badge on the front. Enjoy a break from the mundane with this […]
Have you ever visited Disneyland’s “Tomorrowland” or watched Back to the Future or The Jetsons and thought, “Gee, futurism is dandy. How can I drive it?” There’s a certain nostalgia in old-school futurism. It’s a feeling very strongly invoked by the presence of a Rover P6, a car whose future predictions were that strange blend […]