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I have a Rover 75 bought in 2005. My wife was first owner then transferred it to me because, reasons. It has around 3000 miles on the clock.

The bonnet badge has weathered, and the steering wheel radio controls are dodgy, but otherwise it’s pretty much perfect.

Leather trim on seats, racing green, estate version, 1.9l iirc.

A friend of mine has suggested I sell it as it is potentially very valuable, but I can’t seem to find any information on value.

Is he right? Do the experts have any ideas on value?
 

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Has the car really only covered 3000miles in its 16 year life?
To try to get a flavour of its overall condition, has the car been garaged throughout, and kept mobile, and maintained, despite very low usage?
You say 1.9 - diesel?
 

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Hello,
Has the car really only covered 3000miles in its 16 year life?
To try to get a flavour of its overall condition, has the car been garaged throughout, and kept mobile, and maintained, despite very low usage?
You say 1.9 - diesel?
Confirmed. It’s been parked outside but run regularly for short hops, and properly maintained. 1.9 diesel is right.
 

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They are considered a classic by some, and you could possibly be able to sell it for £5k+ if you find someone who wants it (assuming it's in vgc). I'd suggest selling on a specialist website or try the 75 owners club. You may have to settle for less if no-ones particularly interested, and diesels aren't really the thing nowadays. Or put it on eBay with a reserve you are comfortable with...
 

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Having now established that the mileage is correct, the all important consideration in terms of value is ‘condition for mileage’ - this will now be king. Being realistic, it would be unreasonable to expect that any vehicle which has suffered the elements for 16 years, is going to be pristine, even at that mileage, and it’s actual condition can only be assessed on inspection.
If this were mine, my first port of call would be to get it valeted to present its overall condition, then get it re MOT’d if the current one warrants it.
Most realistic place to truly value the car? Seek the services of a specialist classic car auction house.
 

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Having now established that the mileage is correct, the all important consideration in terms of value is ‘condition for mileage’ - this will now be king. Being realistic, it would be unreasonable to expect that any vehicle which has suffered the elements for 16 years, is going to be pristine, even at that mileage, and it’s actual condition can only be assessed on inspection.
If this were mine, my first port of call would be to get it valeted to present its overall condition, then get it re MOT’d if the current one warrants it.
Most realistic place to truly value the car? Seek the services of a specialist classic car auction house.
That’s a good plan, thank you.
 
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