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#1 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:26 PM

As some will know I've decided I want another R8 216, I miss my last one.

Good condition preferred, will pay decent prices up to low four figures but hoping to spend around £850. 

Must be automatic.

Early car with leather interior vastly preferred, alloys desirable but not essential. Colour no object but preferably just not silver.

Will consider 400s if the right spec comes up.

Distance no object. 

 

My eyes are wide open, Facebook/Gumtree/Auto Trader/C&C/eBay etc, if anyone sees anything (or has one!) please let me know.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

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216SLi (not 416 as advertised) Gearbox status unknown, but 300 BINs in Trowbridge - ad is sadly lacking in any worthwhile info however

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:36 PM

Stuff pops up on the https://www.rover200.org.uk forum but you do have to be a member of the forum to see the for sale section.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:45 PM

https://www.gumtree....auto/1298905752

Kinda does the "prelude" coupe bit too
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:46 PM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/163045782327

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:01 PM

I'm aware of all of the above - I'm on the 200 forum now. It seems I live very close to another member as I regularly see what turns out to be his wife's 600, and he's spotted me in my old 200 before as well.

 

The green 216 seems nice but I suspect it's manual. My old on specified '216 SLI AUTO' on the V5 and Cartell, and Cartell just says '216 SLI' for that one. I've PM'd the seller regardless.

 

I don't want a Tomcat tbh, it's a pretty pointless trade as it's no more practical, and I miss the flexibility of the hatchback as it could do everything you could possibly want a car to. also I don't really want another silver one. I'd sooner keep the Prelude if that was the case.

 

Concerto is OK but I prefer the styling of the R8, and the memories I have attached to my old one.

I'm being picky but it's a car I want to keep for a long time.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:18 AM

Green car is 'mmanual'. Oh well.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

https://www.gumtree....rior/1298199769

Early, automatic, high spec but no leather, salty price.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

Crazy money!
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:40 AM

Crazy money!

Aye for that money you'd expect linseed oil on the bumpers at least...

https://www.gumtree....6sli/1287930568

This is bonny and reasonably priced but fitted with a Ghosty-unfriendly transmission.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:51 AM

https://www.gumtree....rior/1298199769

Early, automatic, high spec but no leather, salty price.

That is a bargain. 


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#12 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:35 PM

That is a bargain.


Not sure if serious
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Due to car developments mine may be for sale for relatively small pennies in late summer. It's an early (1990) 416 GSI Auto.
I might keep it but I might not.

1986 Renault 11 Automatic For sale

1999 BMW 323i Auto For sale

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

£2k is too much. Not a nice colour either, and the driver's seat is horribly dirty.
That silver car is nice, it's been on and off eBay for a couple of weeks. Would, but it's manual.
Similarly there's a GTI twincam on Gumtree which is perfect except it being manual.
Bramz, if you're selling and I've not sorted something, let me know.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

Not sure if serious


Definitely not! Sarcasm is sometimes lost in text communication...
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:23 AM

Bump just to say: my insurance renewal is up in August, so ideally I'd like to find something by then. It's okay if it's a stopgap as it'd save me paying out more than I have to - a 200 would knock quite a bit off my current premium.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

R8 go onto classic policies these days

 

Keep it as a second car, like I does mine


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:01 PM

Yep my 400 is on a classic policy.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:13 PM

note: Footman James computer said no, until I bumped-up its value to over £1k.

 



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

I've had trouble getting classic policies up to now Pug 405 too new, 740 too high cylinder capacity, and I'm generally being told 30 years minimum for run of the mill cars. I could try but I'm not sure it'd work - too new is a likely reason.
I can't really keep 2 cars either.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:19 PM

As it did with I too. At the end of the day, they're worth more now...
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:53 PM

I've had trouble getting classic policies up to now Pug 405 too new, 740 too high cylinder capacity, and I'm generally being told 30 years minimum for run of the mill cars. I could try but I'm not sure it'd work - too new is a likely reason.
I can't really keep 2 cars either.


Lancaster (Zenith) covered my 1998 216 cabby no probs

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

Do classic policies preserve NCD?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:31 PM

Mine didn’t attract NCD. Don’t know if it keeps it stagnant if you transfer it on

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:54 PM

Lancaster (Zenith) covered my 1998 216 cabby no probs


Because ragtop. Flux (Zenith) covers my not quite 20yo 1998 306 cabby, but a similar tintop wouldn't cut it.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:56 PM

Interesting stuff.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

FJ were having none of it until it got to 20.

It's hard work mind-reading the underwriting gods.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:41 PM

STOP THE PRESSAGE

 

Look what I can haz founded for you

 

Sexy Nightfire GSi Action with Bader and Giffermiles

 

Everything but the leather.  But that can be found and easily fitted, as I have done to mine

 

 

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15" Alloys are also given away for pennies these days.  Even I have a spare set


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:30 PM

Observed! It's a nice car and a bloody good example - alas the facelift 400 just really isn't to my taste, I vastly prefer grey bumper cars.

Controversial opinion: I don't like Nightfire.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:36 PM

I don't like Nightfire.

 

Shocker!   :shock:

 

Your brief was no silver! It's red, proper metallic red and lovely

 

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{As an aside] To give you an idea on how things are going in the R8 world recently:  I went to four breaker yards today and not one had an R8. Five years ago we were tripping over them....   Parts are getting scarce: my 420 has seized rear calipers, no motor factor had next-day stock and even ECP had one last set over 6 branches.  £180 plus £65 exchange fee... GSF wanted almost £100 more.  This all happened in the last 36 hours too


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