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1999 Rover 220Di "Herbert" - SOLD

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#1 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 05:24 PM

I'm genuinely sad to let this go, but the Laguna has arrived and is already providing sterling service, and MrsH won't let me keep Herbert as a backup car, so he needs to go. We've owned him for three and a half years, and I've only had to replace an alternator (overcharging) and routine wear and tear items. I regularly drove this 550 miles in a single day without so much as a complaint.

 

The basics:

 

97k

MOT - 09/05/19 

Taxed to get you home

NOT insured any more

 

The good: 

 

It's been stonkingly reliable - the most reliable car we've ever had by a considerable margin. We've put around 30k+ on it in that time, including 500 miles a weekend with three blokes and all their kit for six months, didn't miss a beat.

L-series diesel - the 110bhp version as well. Goes like a stabbed rat thanks to quite a short ratio gearbox. Most I ever attained on a run was 59.2MPG but we would routinely reach 50.

All 4 tyres have good tread.

Comes with two keys and two fobs - one of the fobs doesn't work and I never looked into it.

Electric front windows and air con - worked last time I used it.

Reciept for a cambelt change prior to us owning the car, so there's lots of life left in that.

Recent front windscreen (Jan '18)

Replaced the front pads and discs a while back, with fresh brake fluid

Replaced the backbox and centre pipe during our ownership

Aftermarket stereo with USB/Aux in (Volume knob a bit temperamental)

Will throw in a Haynes manual and a pair of rear wheel cylinders, also a can of Halfords Rover Platinum Silver paint.

Was serviced every year - oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter. 

Brake pipe replaced at last MOT

AutoShite sticker so this thing is a proper fanny magnet.

 

The bad:

 

As much as I love the car (and I really do), it has to be said that it's cosmetically a bit...challenged. A while back, just prior to an imminent thunderstorm, at large hole in the corner of the roof was discovered. Given the short timeframe, I cobbled together a patch, welded it in (not brilliantly I might add) and applied seam sealer and some hammerite. This is in conjunction with filling the roof gutters with silicone as the roof itself had several rust holes hidden under the plastic trim (a common grot spot on these). Whilst it has proved to remain dry, it doesn't look the greatest.

 

The boot hinge mounting area is also crusty. Doesn't affect closing of the boot.

 

OSF tyre loses pressure over time (say, two weeks)

 

Rear wiper wipes but doesn't actually shift water away, think the arm itself needs replacing (as well as the wiper blade)

 

The exhaust centre pipe was replaced but needs adjusting as it sits low and hangs over speedbumps.

 

The ugly:

 

Headlining has drooped. Gr9 if you like Bedouin tents, not so good if you're 5' 10".

Door card fabric inserts have come away. TADTS

Passenger wing mirror was broken by an inconsiderate cockwomble a couple of weeks ago. It's held in place with some wood screws and wire, but it could do with replacing.

It's had a dog in it, I've given it a quick hoover, but it would benefit from another good vacuuming.

Scrape on OSR side after MrsH dragged it up the gatepost.

Few rust scabs dotted around, but nothing sinister.

Bit of minor paint overspray on OSR window and the paint has lots of tiny rust dots from not wiping it down after I did the grinding and leaving it in the rain. Whoops.

 

I know I've made it sound like a dog, but it genuinely is a lovely runner and I have really enjoyed driving it. The running gear is spot on and it's only let down by the crusty areas. It can and will do the next owner proud.

 

Pictures:

 

40042860153_9eb2c3b298_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-1 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042856413_54d461154f_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-2 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

32066139547_067df609d5_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-3 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

32066133917_3353f475b5_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-4 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

33132007738_13bcb6b458_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-5 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042838213_98d570e8ed_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-6 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

33131995728_0466a4fd2e_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-7 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042830143_d70806ba1d_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-8 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042827373_17ee1061b2_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-9 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042824603_645bc02946_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-10 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042822633_563eaa750a_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-11 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

33131986368_5486877256_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-12 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

33131985678_17c8c49d81_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-13 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

47007345981_3ccd288b3c_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-14 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

47007344471_daa37d910a_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-15 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46955544272_dad10e7778_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-16 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

47007340331_b4ad026bc2_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-17 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

33131964088_2571023839_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-18 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

32066078047_08607737b5_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-19 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

33131945688_024c1110c9_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-20 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

40042790083_c347706a24_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-21 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46283308354_9526070a3b_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-22 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46955505792_5a92d12580_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-23 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46955502312_80b518df7c_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-24 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46093570395_5519c3f2a9_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-25 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46283292784_444dce1e11_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-26 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

46093557635_01f14e4f59_k.jpgHerbert Roffle Phots 060219-27 by Fat Harris, on Flickr

 

I am after £300 which will get ploughed into getting the Laguna fighting fit, I am located just outside Camborne, Cornwall. There's train stations at Redruth and Camborne (happy to collect) and yes, I am also happy to roffle.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:53 AM

SOLD

A little disappointed/surprised that nobody even commented or messaged me about the car - guessing I was too upfront and honest about its condition.

Still, it's staying local and under a shiters' wing so I'm happy.
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#3 OFFLINE   Dan_ZTT

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:01 AM

I completely failed to see this thread appear yesterday. Looks nice.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:10 AM

They are ace, warm hatch performance, small car/big engine feel, and they sound like an old Montego diesel. What's not to like?

#5 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:29 AM

I think it’s the distance from most shiters that puts them off relatively common / non interesting cars . We aren’t all as mad as you Glenn !!!

I can confirm it’s i that has purchased said vehicle . My girlfriends 307 died last night and I set about looking for a temp replacement for her . Autoshite was my first port of call and didn’t disappoint.
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One of the funniest things ive read on here - RIP Dave

 

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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


#6 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

I also missed this - not that I would have bought it anyway as it's too far away, but these are chuffing brilliant cars, and can be made quite silly with the addition of a RonBox and some subtle adjustments to the wastegate.


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#7 OFFLINE   aldo135

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:07 PM

I liked this too but yeah would need some plan to pick it up! 11 hours 28 and £250 on the train... Agree good wee cars and quick too
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:36 PM

This gave me fond memories of my old SD. Was hovering around waiting for the roffle to go live as I'd probably enjoy it more than the A2!



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Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:46 PM

Well done on the sale and top marks for a detailed ad with excellent photos.



#10 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 04:35 PM

Collected , shes a beast


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One of the funniest things ive read on here - RIP Dave

 

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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:59 PM

This is also the first time I've seen this advert. Not that I would have been interested, but perhaps you managed to catch the entire forum napping. Bar Twosmoke...


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:05 PM

This is also the first time I've seen this advert. Not that I would have been interested, but perhaps you managed to catch the entire forum napping. Bar Twosmoke...

Must've been something good on the telly then!





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