Rover 25 Auto (A/C) Classic Car

Just 47,000 miles - FSH!!!!




Very rare automatic

Tiny Mileage - Just 47,000 miles

FULL Service History - Just Serviced

MOT - February 2016 - No advisories

Drives Superbly


Here is a very rare neo classic.  Tell me, when did you last see one of these?  When did you last see one of these with a tiny mileage, a FULL history and with the rare Steptronic gearbox? 


Rover is sadly no longer with us, once the byword for British prestige and your reward for your industrious endeavor the marque vanished through poor judgment and poor management of a once fine and upstanding name.  A real shame because by the time the Rover 200 and latterly 25 were on the scene Rover actually had some very fine cars.  We used to sell these by the truck load (slight over statement) back in the day and they always went in no time at all.


Now scarcity is on their side and every time a good un’ appears it finds an appreciative home with little effort.  We would surmise that you are reading about this car because you’re a Rover fan and you therefore know what a find this is, or you’re looking for a budget car and fancy being different.  Either way you need to read on and come see this car before it flies out of the door. 


We purchased this car from its last mature lady custodian and we can say hand on heart that it really is a fine machine.  It is in frankly outstanding condition for the year and the car really is a credit to its former keepers, the spare wheel is still in its polythene wrap!  The car has a full history, Rover up until the service we’ve just carried out and as a result the car leaves us with a FULL service history including note of the cambelt being changed!  We’ve been through the car and remedied anything we could find wrong and we’ve given it a fresh MOT dealing with any point that needed addressed.  As a result the car leaves us ready for its next owner (how many other dealers do all that at this money?)




Finished in Metallic Moondust Silver this car looks superb from outside, it positively gleams from any angle.  The body is in good shape, there are the odd age related marks as you’d expect but very few and certainly mothing that detracts from this cars overall exceptional appearance.  The trim is free of any nasty stains or signs of the years, and because the car has been cared for by sensible keepers the car is a fine place to be.  The car has been professionally valeted and it has responded very well indeed. 


On test the car drives superbly.  The 1.8 Litre petrol engine is responsive, veering on fast rather than just nippy, and remember these are very insurable and economical cars.  The steering is light and direct and over even rough roads there are no groans or crunches.  The gearbox is a delight, changing gears smoothly, or on kick down hanging on to them exactly as you’d expect and desire.  This car is truly a delight to drive.  It is just a very well presented car which offers superb value for money for either the family motorist or as your daily commuter (no gear changes – lush!)


The car HPI clear


We sell cars all day and it’s been a while since we had a Rover, and I can tell you that this one is very nice indeed, and these classics in the cusp are very desirable.  This one will not be here long.  Be quick if you want it. 




  • Rover 25 1.8iL Steptronic

  • 47,900 warrantied miles!

  • FULL Service History – Just Serviced

  • MOT – February 2016 – no advisories

  • Metallic Silver

  • Charcoal Cloth

  • Remote locking – working perfectly

  • Electric Windows

  • Electric Sunroof

  • Driver air bag

  • Radio cassette

  • 2 former keepers


External Features


  • Metallic Silver Coachwork

  • Rover wheel trims

  • Body Coloured Bumpers and Mirrors

  • Remote Central Locking

  • Rear spoiler

  • Charcoal Cloth Interior

  • Electric front windows

  • Electric mirrors

  • Electric sunroof

  • Adjustable steering wheel for reach and rake

  • Column mounted control for stereo

  • Heated rear screen

  • Front head restraints

  • Front vanity mirror

  • Front and rear seatbelts

  • Split folding rear seat


Safety and Security


  • Driver Airbag

  • Front head restraints

  • Front and rear seatbelts

  • Remote central locking



Service History


This car has a full service history and a fully stamped book right here.  All services bar the last were carried out by Rover.  We’ve just given the car a service and as part of that we carry out a full PDI.  Any issues we discovered have been remedied such as a faulty fuse board (most dealers would let you wonder why the rear heated window doesn’t work come winter, not us, we really go through our cars!!!).  The MOT is fresh and again any issues have been dealt with including new rear box, new rear caliper (brand new – not reconditioned)


Stamps in the book;


12/06/00, PDI 0 miles, Epsom Motor Group (supplying Rover main dealer)

18/06/01, Main Service at Epsom Motor Group

10/06/02, Main Service Inc. Brake Fluid Change, 7,123 miles, Epsom Motor Group

28/05/03, Main Service, 10,407 miles, Epsom Motor Group

19/05/04, Main Service Inc. Brake fluid change and Coolant change, 14,277 miles, Epsom Motor Group

20/05/05, Main Service, 18,029 miles, Epsom Motor Group

26/05/06, Main Service Inc. Timing Belt and Brake fluid change, 23,238 miles, Epsom Motor Group

24/05/07, Silver Service, 27,206 miles, Epsom Motor Company

21/05/08, Bronze Service, Epsom Motor Group

14/05/09, Silver Service, 35,180 miles, Epsom Motor Group

25/02/15, Service, 47,891 miles, CS Motor Services on behalf of Shields Motor Company Limited


There is nothing that we are aware of that you need to do to this car.  You will not find another car in this price range where that has been done by the motor trade, but that’s Shields Motor Co – it’s our name on the car, and we want it’s next owner to be thrilled. 




This lovely car offers its next owner so much car for the money.  For under £1,500 you do not get this much car with such great mileage and the benefit of a warranted mileage and service history, a long MOT and look at the price!  This car is priced to sell.


You will not beat this car pound for pound, like for like, of that we are confident.


At this price the car is sold as seen - no warranty will be implied or given.  However look at all we've done to the car.  Do you really think we'd do all that and offer for sale if we didn't think it a little cracker?  Someone is in for a bargain. Warranty available at £99 for 3 months.





£895 NO OFFERS – no best price enquiries – this is the best price for this car when compared to our competitors in a 100 mile radius.  We put a lot in to our cars and provide them to the highest standard and we still sell them at very competitive prices.  If you want a cheap version of this car then please look elsewhere, but do remember you get what you pay for. 


PX considered – We do not offer straight swaps.


About us


Shields Motor Company Limited.   Based in Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12.  I have 20 years’ experience in the motor trade independently selling used cars.   I have a simple methodology, and that is to provide quality cars with a high level of service, at the most competitive of prices.     I’ve sold hundreds and hundreds of cars to hundreds of satisfied customers.  Retail cars are prepared to the highest of standards and our non-pressure approach will be a revelation.  Our cars sell themselves.

Previously Shields Motor Company had a large forecourt and well-appointed offices.  We stocked dozens of cars, from a Fiesta to a top line Jaguar.  However, back in 2010 we decided to go back to our routes and to trade cars for passion, not just to pay the bills.  We operate from our home in Bracknell, Berkshire.  You will find our service akin to dealing with a quality forecourt, but without the pressure.   As a result you’ll find our prices sharp and our cars sell very quickly indeed.

PX and to clear vehicles are sold as seen, and no warranty is implied or given. 

Shields Motor Company ‘Quality Cars from the name you Can Trust’

You can contact me Peter on 07872 340360. 

We are based in Bracknell, RG12.  We operate from home and our cars are stored off site.  As a result all viewing by appointment to ensure we and the car are available for you.  Please don’t just turn up; the number of people who do so to find the car sold is really avoidable. 

We operate Sunday to Friday 9am-6pm by appointment.  We are closed on Saturdays.




Electronic transfer or cash payments only.   We do not accept debit or credit cards due to the admin fees levied by the bank. We will accept an electronic transfer, but the car will not be released until the funds are cleared. We do not accept personal cheques.

A £200.00 non-refundable deposit secures the car.  We do not sell cars sight unseen. 








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