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It makes my blood boil :cus: - more pieces of history have been sold off by Gaydon:

1 1965 Rover 3-Litre Saloon 79800009-A £2,860
2 1951 Triumph Renown Saloon FOB5261DL £1,000
3 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon GS64874345 £400
4 1963 Austin A60 Cambridge Saloon AHS9-58608 £450
5 1961 Austin Mini Saloon AA2S7D158067M £3,300
6 1937 Wolseley 18/80 Salon de Ville 218/2623 £3,080
7 11,067 miles from new,1971 Austin 1100 Saloon AASAS687170A £2,050
8 1936 Austin 10hp Sherbourne Saloon G94311 £1,850
9 1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series II Coupé 1R20001 £12,650
10 1973 MGB GT V8 Coupé GD201-488G £7,700
11 1927 Rover 16/50hp DoctorÂ’s Coupé 4696 £7,480
14 1928 Leyland 48/60hp Model FE2 Fire Engine with Ajax Escape 11813 £7,383
15 1972 Daimler Double Six Series I V12 Saloon 2A1215BW £3,960
16 1957 Standard Vanguard Sportsman Saloon TDD465DL £1,350
17 1967 Triumph 2000 Saloon MB42406DLBW £600
18 1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible SAJJNADW3DB104781 £8,250
19 Single family ownership from new,1960 Morris Mini Minor Saloon M-A-2S4-36314 £2,250
20 One owner from new,1962 Vanden Plas Princess Limousine VDM41.15369 £1,850
22 1970 Aston Martin DBS V12 Saloon DBS/5514/R £7,920
23 The ‘MG of the YearÂ’ award-winning,1978 MG Midget 1500 Roadster GAN6 2019469 £4,400
24 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Coupé to be advised £11,000
27 1983 Land Rover 109 Military ¾-tonne FFR SALLBCAH2AA 187980 £850
28 1961 Morris Mini Traveller MAW484186 £2,650
29 1965 Vanden Plas Princess Limousine VDM4-16096 £950
30 First off the production line,1993 Rover 620i Saloon SARRHYLBCAM106265 £1,850
32 First off the production line,1989 Rover 200 Hatchback 200001 £900
34 1957 Rover 75 Saloon 605700370 £650
35 1960 Triumph TR3A Roadster TS 78131 £9,020
35A 1957 Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 Roadster BN4-O.31194 £10,780
36 1977 MGB Roadster GHN5-438997G £6,600
38 1939 Rover 14hp Drophead Coupé 931315 £8,250
39 1975 Triumph TR6 Roadster CR003258HE £4,620
40 1977 Lotus Eclat Coupé 76030133D £1,350
41 1971 Morris Mini Cooper 1275 ‘SÂ’ Saloon XAD1395245A £7,973
42 1974 Land Rover 109 Safari Station Wagon 93101195B £1,250
43 1968 Morris Mini MkII Automatic Saloon MA2S45481575 £900
44 Last off the line, 393 miles recorded,1990 MG Metro SAXXFWNM1BD903378 £3,300
45 15 miles recorded,1995 Rover Maestro D Clubman SAXXCHWJ7AM71121 £3,300
46 1988 Land Rover 110 Station Wagon SALLDHMV7EA347477 £2,805
46A 1961 Riley 1.5 Saloon RH5R121791 £1,250
47 1956 Austin A50 Cambridge Deluxe Saloon HS5135444 £650
48 c.1981 Ford Cortina SFAFXXBABFCC49910 £650

Thanks to www.austin-rover.co.uk who highlighted this to me.
 

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It makes my blood boil :cus: - more pieces of history have been sold off by Gaydon:

1 1965 Rover 3-Litre Saloon 79800009-A £2,860
2 1951 Triumph Renown Saloon FOB5261DL £1,000
3 1954 Austin A40 Somerset Saloon GS64874345 £400
4 1963 Austin A60 Cambridge Saloon AHS9-58608 £450
5 1961 Austin Mini Saloon AA2S7D158067M £3,300
6 1937 Wolseley 18/80 Salon de Ville 218/2623 £3,080
7 11,067 miles from new,1971 Austin 1100 Saloon AASAS687170A £2,050
8 1936 Austin 10hp Sherbourne Saloon G94311 £1,850
9 1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Series II Coupé 1R20001 £12,650
10 1973 MGB GT V8 Coupé GD201-488G £7,700
11 1927 Rover 16/50hp DoctorÂ’s Coupé 4696 £7,480
14 1928 Leyland 48/60hp Model FE2 Fire Engine with Ajax Escape 11813 £7,383
15 1972 Daimler Double Six Series I V12 Saloon 2A1215BW £3,960
16 1957 Standard Vanguard Sportsman Saloon TDD465DL £1,350
17 1967 Triumph 2000 Saloon MB42406DLBW £600
18 1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible SAJJNADW3DB104781 £8,250
19 Single family ownership from new,1960 Morris Mini Minor Saloon M-A-2S4-36314 £2,250
20 One owner from new,1962 Vanden Plas Princess Limousine VDM41.15369 £1,850
22 1970 Aston Martin DBS V12 Saloon DBS/5514/R £7,920
23 The ‘MG of the YearÂ’ award-winning,1978 MG Midget 1500 Roadster GAN6 2019469 £4,400
24 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Coupé to be advised £11,000
27 1983 Land Rover 109 Military ¾-tonne FFR SALLBCAH2AA 187980 £850
28 1961 Morris Mini Traveller MAW484186 £2,650
29 1965 Vanden Plas Princess Limousine VDM4-16096 £950
30 First off the production line,1993 Rover 620i Saloon SARRHYLBCAM106265 £1,850
32 First off the production line,1989 Rover 200 Hatchback 200001 £900
34 1957 Rover 75 Saloon 605700370 £650
35 1960 Triumph TR3A Roadster TS 78131 £9,020
35A 1957 Austin Healey 100/6 BN4 Roadster BN4-O.31194 £10,780
36 1977 MGB Roadster GHN5-438997G £6,600
38 1939 Rover 14hp Drophead Coupé 931315 £8,250
39 1975 Triumph TR6 Roadster CR003258HE £4,620
40 1977 Lotus Eclat Coupé 76030133D £1,350
41 1971 Morris Mini Cooper 1275 ‘SÂ’ Saloon XAD1395245A £7,973
42 1974 Land Rover 109 Safari Station Wagon 93101195B £1,250
43 1968 Morris Mini MkII Automatic Saloon MA2S45481575 £900
44 Last off the line, 393 miles recorded,1990 MG Metro SAXXFWNM1BD903378 £3,300
45 15 miles recorded,1995 Rover Maestro D Clubman SAXXCHWJ7AM71121 £3,300
46 1988 Land Rover 110 Station Wagon SALLDHMV7EA347477 £2,805
46A 1961 Riley 1.5 Saloon RH5R121791 £1,250
47 1956 Austin A50 Cambridge Deluxe Saloon HS5135444 £650
48 c.1981 Ford Cortina SFAFXXBABFCC49910 £650

Thanks to www.austin-rover.co.uk who highlighted this to me.
is this a sign that ford are going to start taking over the exibition space now they are involved.
as you say vary sad most of them wont see the light of day again!!
 

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is this a sign that ford are going to start taking over the exibition space now they are involved.
as you say vary sad most of them wont see the light of day again!!
The BMIHT collection was originally amassed from the individual manufacturers who eventually formed British Leyland. Some of those cars had been kept by Austin, Morris, Riley, Wolseley etc sinct they were finished. It was always intended that the collection should comprise examples of the cars made by the British manufacturers which eventually became part of British Leyland.

There are some very rare cars included in that list, and in the future their loss will be felt.

Obviously Ford want to show their cars too, and that is perfectly reasonable. The answer was to extend the facilities so as to bring the Ford collection to Gaydon, not to sacrifice the existing catalogue.
 

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Gaydon lost my support some time ago. Poorly designed exhibition space and a gradual realisation that they weren't caring for our motoring heritage did that.

What is most sad for me is that the place is now becoming more of a new car showroom for Ford group salesman.

This sale stinks but no surprise.

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shame a large multi billion pound company like ford couldnt have given them all to a museum on the understanding they are all kept together , whats a few quid to a company like ford?
 

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Lets hope they go to other museums around the country such as haynes Or are brought by Nanjing for display in both China and Longbridge

Sad to see one of the most successful Rovers ever.. the first R8 200 going
 

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Gaydon sell off

That would be the same Ford Motor company that disbanded the department that dealt with all their archives years ago and gave the lot to Beaulieu motor museum.

Wonder when they are going to sell off the 3 Monte Carlo Mini Coopers and the first production Mini Minor? that should free up some more space to stick in new Aston Martins for museum goers to look over

Gits, I loved that blue early Mini estate they had on show - such and early car and something you never see at shows, not even mini shows particularly in such fine original condition
 

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...and people want Ford to get the Rover brand too?

I for one hope that Nanjing get Rover and build their own Longbridge based collection!!!
 

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A very sad day for British motoring heritage...


"Rover One Of Britain's Fine Cars"
"Buy Wisely Buy Wolseley"
"Riley For Magnificent Motoring"
 

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32 First off the production line,1989 Rover 200 Hatchback 200001 £900


£ 900 !!!! for a brand new showroom condition Rover 200 from 1989 !!!!!!
 

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I wish I knew about the sale. I'd of bought a couple of those...

Some of those prices are frighteningly low. I hope they go to good homes and they are cherished for the future.
 

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I almost feel sick just looking at those pictures. This is truly a sad day for British motoring, i boycotted ford years ago but this takes the biscuit!

Id would have easily paid shed loads more for the first Rover 200 from '89 or the 620!!!!!!


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Sold for £650 plus Premium and tax

Footnote:
Introduced in 1989, Rover's second-series 200 was based on the Concerto produced by technical collaborators Honda, the first 200, of 1984, having been erected on the Japanese manufacturer’s Civic platform. A front-wheel-drive two-door hatchback, the 200 debuted with a choice of engines: a 1.4-litre K-Series or 1.6-litre Honda. A booted version - the Rover 400 - arrived the following year alongside a stylish, two-door coupé. First off the production line, this Rover 200 hatchback has belonged to the Museum since 1989, coming to the Collection directly from the Rover Group. Described as in ‘good all round and operable’ condition, the car is offered without documents.




Lot No: 44
Last off the line, 393 miles recorded
1990 MG Metro
Registration no. G992 HOX
Chassis no. SAXXFWNM1BD903378
Engine no. 12H-F01/108657
The arrival of the new Rover Metro in 1990 saw the MG-badged models dropped. Power output of the Metro’s 1.3-litre A-Series engine had been increased from 62 to 72bhp for the MG version, while modified suspension and alloy wheels helped keep the increased performance in check. Introduced for 1983, the Turbo came with a Lotus-developed engine producing 93bhp and a top speed of 112mph. When production ceased, over 140,000 MG Metros had been made, making the model one of the most popular MG saloons ever.
Last of its type produced, this MG Metro was acquired directly from the factory by BMIHT and sold to the current owner at Bonhams’ Sale at the Museum on 29th June 2003 (Lot 41) since when it has been kept in storage. Finished in British Racing Green, the car has covered a mere 393 miles from new and is offered with Swansea V5 and expired MoT (1998) recording the mileage than as 376.


The 620, was there on Sunday - but seems to have disappeared now :(
 

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good ridens to most of them dinosaurs, but i dont like to see the astons, e types, minis, and land rovers go! theyre my favourite.
 

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How come this sale was hardly publicised? I attended the last sale along with thousands of other enthusists and watched the cars make fortunes. This is a disgrace.
 

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good ridens to most of them dinosaurs, but i dont like to see the astons, e types, minis, and land rovers go! theyre my favourite.
Excuse me, but those cars are the history of the British Motor Industry. You may well like to see Astons, e-types etc., but how many of us can actually afford those. Maestro's are forbearers of your car, Dac - in fact some of the Maestro is hidden in your Rover 200 bubble!

It is a shame that these cars are gone, it would be a nice thought that Nanjing have bought them to build up a museum on the history of Longbridge, but I doubt they would have.

What a shame!

To be honest, I am losing all respect for Gaydon. The exhibits tend to be shabby and isn't a patch on Beaulieu. All of their cars are beautifully turned out. Certainly puts Gaydon to shame!
 
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