It’s no real surprise to those of us working up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the MG ZR is now being sold in a classic car auction after all, the MG ZR was one of Britain’s most popular sporting hatchbacks throughout its production life and in 2004, it was MG Rover’s best selling car. 

And now, quite incredibly, a 2005 MG ZR with just 759 miles on the clock is heading to auction at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) September Sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 23rd September.

Friends of MotorMartin, Classic Car Auctions, have explained that with a remarkably low mileage, the car is in almost-new condition having been placed on SORN and kept in storage shortly after it was purchased by its first and only owner.

Today the 3 door, 1.4 litre Mk II manual is likely to be the lowest mileage example around, having been carefully looked after and barely driven since it left the Birmingham factory 12 years ago. It is also one of the last examples ever made of the car, manufactured towards the end of the production run.

Presented in blue with a black check interior, both the exterior and interior of the car are in almost pristine condition offering a time-warp experience back to 2005, as well as the quick and sporty performance which made the model one of Britain’s most popular sporting hatchbacks and the marque’s best-selling car in its day.

With low mileage modern classics growing in appeal among car collectors, the preserved ZR is expected to sell for between £5,000 and £7,000 when it is offered at auction.

“This car is simply stunning in every respect!” Explained Simon Langsdale, classic car consignor, CCA to MotorMartin recently. “Low mileage modern classics are extremely popular these days, and I very much doubt there’s another one in this condition and with this mileage out there.”

Impressively, the MG ZR is accompanied by all the original booklets and SORN Certificates, as well as old MoTs from its time on the road.

To find out more about the 2005 MG ZR 105 and CCA’s September Sale MotorMartin can happily recommend you visit 105.

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