Ending 6th Dec, 2023 19:20

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1998 Rover 114 GTA
Only 30,700 miles and two owners from new

Sold for £3,250

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

New for 2023, Reduced Buyers Premium: 5% + VAT (subject to minimum of £250 + VAT)

Registration No: R939 JFV
Chassis No: SAXXPSNPDBD170556
MOT: June 2024
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Motor Car Location: Cheshire

  • Purchased new by the previous owner from Tannery Farm Garage Rover in St. Helens
  • A mere 30,700 miles from new
  • Retained in first ownership until 2022
  • Offered with the history file including original book pack and MOT certificates for almost every year since 2001

The Metro was launched as the Austin Mini Metro in 1980 and was intended as the replacement for the long-running and successful Mini. During its 18-year lifespan, the Metro bore many names including the Rover Metro which arrived in 1990, as a heavily revised version with several option engine options available. The GTa's engine was a naturally aspirated 1.3 litre four-cylinder petrol developing 73bhp. The Rover Metro GTa was said to be able to dispense the 0-60mph sprint in 11.8 seconds and the standing quarter-mile in 18.6 seconds with a quoted top speed is 103mph.

Manufactured in 1998, this Metro GTA was first registered in the United Kingdom (on the 5th of March that year), having been supplied new via Tannery Farm Garage Rover in St. Helens. Pleasingly retaining the original dealer sticker in the rear window and dealer number plates, the GTa is fitted with the 1396cc straight-four K-Series engine with a five-speed manual transmission. Finished in White with Grey cloth interior upholstery, the 114 GTa was purchased new by the previous owner, who retained the car until his passing in 2022 and covered a mere 30,202 miles from new.

Unearthed in 2022 following a short period in dry storage, approximately four months since the previous owner's passing, the Metro was acquired by the vendor and sympathetically improved and recommissioned the car. ‘R939 JFV’ has now covered just 30,700 miles from new and is offered with a history file that contains the original book pack with the service book and owner’s handbook, as well as a collection of MOT certificates with almost every year present dating back to 2001, and a current V5C (along with a previous logbook).

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: H&H 2023 Online Auctions, ending 6th Dec, 2023

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