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#31 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

I know, I know, it seems absurd to pass up, but I know I wouldn't be happy with it long term.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

I know, I know, it seems absurd to pass up, but I know I wouldn't be happy with it long term.

 

Who does long term here, we live for the moment and change our cars as often as some change their underwear!


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:28 PM

I keep saying I will, but then the longest I've had a car is 7 months... I really miss my R8 though, hence looking for another, and in high spec, to hold on to. I'm looking to acquire extra shite in time with the R8 being an incumbent/daily, but that can wait until I've finished uni/Old Man needs transport again/etc.

If I get another R8 I have no intention to sell it as they do everything I want a car to do well. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:46 AM

Holding out for a high spec early car is a high risk strategy.  They don't come up often at all now and when they do they're either pricey and pristine, or ultrafucked.  I would hold out for the 1.6 with auto and a hatchback for what you use the car for, as nice as that saloon is they are pretty annoying when you want to put larger things in them, as I've found out with mine over the years.  You can just get a pushbike in the back seat, but it's not ideal, the hatchbacks you can drop a bike in much easier and the tourers (personal favourite) even easier still.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:39 AM

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.


Steady now, you’re starting to sound a bit like you’re looking for a mk6 Escort :D
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:38 AM

My 416 might be available sooner rather than later.
Will need a service and some service items doing but should have a full ticket.

It's not the best one to look at but a good project base.

Obviously as ever with me the above is subject to change.

Won't be much. Probably £350 or so.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

ROVER 416 GSI AUTOMATIC

no current mot but only covered 5 miles since last pass. Mileage 125931 

£450 

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https://www.carandcl....uk/car/C976525


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

Rover 216 SLI Auto
47489 miles
£2500

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

Rover 216 SLi auto
33733 miles
£2,995

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http://www.exchangea...c-auto-20766566



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:09 PM

My 416 might be available sooner rather than later.
Will need a service and some service items doing but should have a full ticket.

It's not the best one to look at but a good project base.

Obviously as ever with me the above is subject to change.

Won't be much. Probably £350 or so.

 

If you decide to sell I could well be interested, it's a starting point and D series service items are a piece of piss.

400s aren't that practical but it's cheap so would free up my money.

In the meantime I have a possible lead on a 216 through the owners club, but all I know is it's 1993, blue over grey, 68k with a cambelt 20k ago, runs well but occasionally stalls (experience says PCV or coil fault probably), and is 'very clean'.
No idea on location, no pics and price is 'offers' though so dont know what to expect really, might not go anywhere with it.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Could be this one ?

 

https://www.carandcl....uk/car/C994620

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:50 PM

Huh, it is. Minehead and the description add up.
The seller was going to email me pics but seems to have got my email wrong and is now away from the computer for a few days.
£350 is a good price but it's pov spec, (not even velour, manual mirrors and sunroof) and it's bloody silver.
I'll have a think, do I really want to go to Minehead for that?
MOT history suggests it was welded last year. Weirdly the V5 also says it's blue. It's not!

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

Opinion: No, I don't want to go to Minehead for a base 216SLi. Bramz' 416 is more appealing and if he's selling I'll probably buy and keep it until a 200 comes along.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:04 PM

Opinion: No, I don't want to go to Minehead for a base 216SLi. Bramz' 416 is more appealing and if he's selling I'll probably buy and keep it until a 200 comes along.


Sure thing. Just be aware it does need some stuff doing to it! I don't want to say it's a perfect runner.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:08 PM

Sure thing. Just be aware it does need some stuff doing to it! I don't want to say it's a perfect runner.

No problem, I've been working on Ds and Fs since I was 13.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:07 AM

That Minehead car is one of those half-facelift cars so you get the better looking indicators but aren't lumbered with the stupid bolt-on grille.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:23 AM

And the trim stripe is still red, too, instead of the silver one that just goes all manky and white.

The manual mid-lift car on eBay looks pretty snazzy on the 14" alloys.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:11 AM

Probably too modern and pov spec for you, but nice colour, and no ticket

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:07 PM

blue over grey on an early one is shirley gonna be Henley blue is it not?

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Posted Yesterday, 04:37 PM

I'd like it to be Henley but it isnt. I ran the reg of the car in the C&C advert (which the description matches what I was and the V5 came up blue even though the car is blatantly silver.

A purchase has been agreed anyway, collection caper is ten days away!
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Posted Yesterday, 04:54 PM

Good luck!

 

Rover did have two silvers, one was the very bright silver you normally see on Coupés and the other did have a slightly blue tint to it that was more obvious in low light but not as blue as the R8 you used to have.  The earlier cars did have some nicer colours available that the later ones didn't, that lovely dark metallic maroon, for example, that was replaced by Nightfire.  They also had two different versions of Flame Red for reasons known only to themselves.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:28 PM

Ah, that's good to know. To be fair it's a lottery what you get on a V5 with R8s, my old one had 'SILVER/GREY' on the V5 or something, it all depends who sold the car new etc. You can even get 'multicolour'.

 

The more I think about it, the happier I am to know I'll be back in an R8.


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