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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL 1952 ROVER 75 SALOON For Sale by Auction

Bonhams are delighted to offer at our forthcoming Collectors' Motor Car Auction on Saturday 7th September 2019 at The Beaulieu International Autojumble, England 126 collectors motor cars – plus over 400 lots of automobilia and 30 motorcycles. The full online catalogue can be viewed on the Bonhams website. THE EX-'SIEGFRIED FARNON', ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL 1952 ROVER 75 SALOON REGISTRATION NO. 483 LHY CHASSIS NO. 24300550 £1,000 - 1,500 €1,100 - 1,600 To be sold without reserve "The Rover 75 and its derivatives were to prove that Spencer Wilks hadn't lost his touch by offering the traditional formula of Rover's good engineering with comfortable and discreet interior ... " - Jonathan Wood, The Enthusiast's Guide to British Postwar Classic Cars, Osprey, 1980. This handsome and decidedly upper-middle-class 1950s Rover 75 will be familiar to millions of TV viewers as that driven by vet Siegfried Farnon (played by actor Robert Hardy) in the BBC's popular series All Creatures Great and Small (1988-1990). During filming the Rover was registered 'GFC 529' having previously been registered 'RPJ 18'. A signed photograph of Robert Hardy – 'Best wishes to my old Rover' – is included in the sale. Interestingly, this Rover 75 was first owned by Harold Harrington Balfour, 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye, a former WWI flying ace and politician who as Under Secretary of State for Air in 1944 was instrumental in the establishment of Heathrow Airport (see photocopied logbook on file). The previous owner purchased the Rover at Brooks' Earls Court auction in October 1991 (Lot 29). Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the car comes with the aforementioned


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Price
1984 Rover 1984 TWR Rover 3500 Vitesse Array £100000
1966 Rover 1966 Rover P6B 3500 Prototype Array £72500
1934 Rover 1934 Rover 10 'Special' Array £54000
1970 Rover 1970 Rover P5B Coupe Classic Endurance Rally Car Array £45000
1966 Rover 1966 Rover 2000 P6 ‘Ex-Works’ car. Array £39950
1973 Rover 1973 Rover P5B coupe Array £34995
1972 Rover 1972 Rover P6 3500 S Manual (RHD) Array £34950
1989 Rover 1989 Rover Mini ERA Turbo only 6400 miles Array £31995
2000 Rover 2000 Mini Cooper sport 33 miles in Tahiti blue Array £30000
2001 Rover 2001 Mini Cooper Sport Only 180 Miles 1 Owner From Array £28995
1923 Rover 1923 Rover Clegg 12HP Array £28995
1992 Rover 1992 Superb Mini ERa Turbo in flame red with 38k Array £27995
2000 Rover 2000 Mini Cooper sport 2000 in Anthracite and silver 324 miles Array £26995
1956 Rover 1956 Rover 75 P4 Mille Miglia - A2 FIVA certificate Array £26950
1993 Rover 1993 ROVER MINI ERA TURBO * VERY RARE CAR * NOT BARN FIND * Array £26000
2000 Rover 2000 Mini Cooper sport "396 Miles"2000,X reg Array £25995
1992 Rover 1992 ROVER MINI ERA TURBO VERY RARE VEHICLE * ONE OF ONLY 436 * Array £25000
2001 Rover 2001 Mini Cooper Sport 2001 500LE Array £24995
1971 Rover 1971 Rover 3.5 P5 Coupe present owner for 42 years Array £24995
1995 Rover 1995 ROVER MG RV8 3.9ltr Low mileage Stunning all round Array £24995
2000 Rover 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport *Completely Restored* Array £24995
1970 Rover 1970 Rover P6 Series 1 3.9 ltr 5-speed manual LHD Array £24890
1970 Rover 1970 Rover 3.5 litre Coupe P5b Array £24750
1948 Rover 1948 Rover 12 Tourer Array £24000
2000 Rover 2000 Mini Cooper Sport 2000 W reg only 1,090 Miles Array £22995