I know this is not the usual car to see on here but Tigerfox Jr has a baby on the way and he is discovering how expensive they are.
It is a 2003 231 version with the 6 speed gearbox and has only done 34k. I looked at loads before finding this one and it is very nice condition
Starts instantly, recent new battery and uses fuel at a alarming rate !
Mot until July and would expect it to pass as it has only done 500 miles since the last one
I have more pictures and it is advertised elsewhere for £1795 and a forum discount applies so £1675, NOW £1500
Leather interior, air con, working electric and heated seats, bose radio/cd
PM me if you want more photos or contact details.
Car is in South Leicestershire
Brief background to this:
I swapped my Jaguar for this car 2 and a half weeks ago as I was desperate to scratch my v8 itch, a client who works in my office bought it last September as a winter hack from his father in law. He was always complimentary towards the jag, I've always fancied a V8, so when he told me he was selling it I asked if he fancied a swapz and he was up for it!
Unfortunately it's came at the wrong time for me, as my hours at work have halved recently and I really need something with economies as I'm applying for jobs with a commute longer than my current 8 miles a day. A petrol V8 unfortunately won't be suitable.
So to the car, it's absolutely brilliant tbh. Absolutely huge inside, comfortable ride, sits at just under 2k revs at 70 and goes like a fucking rocket with the foot down. 300bhp from the V8 engine. It's the ultimate barge. Gearboxes are a known issue with these cars, this one is smooth AF. selects every gear perfectly and goes through them smoothly when progressing. It has 103,000 miles on the clock, the car has full service history until 92,000 (mostly dealer) which was in 2009, it's barely moved in the past ten years,a couple of hundred miles between MOT'S each year. It was put back into service last summer, there's receipts in the glovey for an oil and filter change and an engine terraclean. Aluminium body on these cars as well so no rust, it scrubs up very well. 2 remote fobs and a spare 3rd key. Has a parrot Bluetooth thingy which is nearly new, it's been properly fitted, I'll leave it in there. Private plate with comedy RFL lettering included.
That's the good bits, so what about the bad?
There is a judder when braking above 35/40 mph. Brakes work well but can feel a pulse under the pedal. Will need looked at.
Rear brake light warning light on,there is a light out on the drivers side, will get this replaced
This car has previously had a coolant leak from the reservoir bottle and also one of the hoses, the previous owner repaired it prior to me buying it which cost £££ I believe, as access isnt great in the engine bay. It hasn't leaked since. It used to leave a few drips overnight on the ground, but has been dry the last couple of weeks.
Tires have decent tread but have two different brands on the front and rear,which is a bugbear of mine.
Aircon needs a regas m9.
And that's it really. Car is MOT'd until July, and is located in Glasgow. £1750. I know it's not the usual AutoShite giveaway price but it's a beast of a machine. And I need to recoup my jaaaaaag money. A quick glance on autotrader has rough 3.7's and non quattro 2.8's for over 2k. Any questions please fire away. Cheers
So for various reasons, mainly money and hopefully, impending engagement/wedding (sshhhh) this is deffo for sale, with a discount for shiters.
Currently, I am having the alternator replaced, as it basically died yesterday. I've sourced a good quality second hand one from a breaker with some warranty, and it's been checked and proven to work perfectly. It arrives in a couple of days, and I am paying to have it fitted. So the car is currently awaiting this in the garage.
I've already got an alternative vehicle sourced and don't need any PX's, just a straightforward sale. This was purchased from Colc of this very parish, and has been fantastic, alternator issue aside!
-130k miles, FSH - stamped book, countless receipts and paperwork, totalling thousands of pounds..mechanically absolutely brilliant. Recent stuff like turbo and other bits, engine is sweeter than your proverbial nut
-Full leather with heated seats, Sat Nav, Cruise Control, dual zone climate control..all working perfectly!
-recent full service by me approx 2k miles ago involving oil/oil filter, pollen, air..fuel filter included but I ran out of time and haven't actually had time to sit and do it since
-rust free! underneath it is fabulous. Seems to have had a very recent new exhaust system too.
-MOT till 19th November 2019!
No knocks/bangs/ghosts/borrowers/cockroaches. It really does drive brilliantly. Comes with 3 keys, 4 matching Michelin Cross Climate tyres. Only negatives are it has a ding to the rear tailgate, and theres a small patch of paint that flaked off on the rear bumper thanks to aggressive car wash peoples.
I'm located in Quinton, Birmingham.
Just arrived today, on my breif test drive it seemed all good, no issues with engine/ box etc, no warning lights on. Nice inside with all the buttons i tried working. Scabby bits a plenty as is to be expected from such a premium brand....... WARNING ! might cause you to turn into a tediously dull Golf driver and start quoting mpg figures. Plenty room in the glovebox to leave your personality before you exit the vehicle and mix with others...…
1999 Rover 820SI for sale/roffle, £4.50 a go or £260 outright. Basingstoke, 69k with two months MOT.By bramz7
I had to intended to keep this one, but as per, I am bored. I love how it drives, but I really need my second car to be a more reliable and less project-y.
Lowish mileage at 69k.
Gearbox and engine seem to be really good, although it does need a service.
Car is largely straight, bar a few giffer marks from previous ownership.
Arches and sills are solid as a rock, thankfully.
Reasonable history and lovely original leather owners wallet.
No issues with most of the electrics.
-Needs a new alternator as the bearings in this one are shot. It doesn't seem to struggle at all, just sounds bad.
Exhaust blow toward the rear of the pipes.
Cracked expansion tank (bodged repair)
Previous owner thought it had HGF, but after 200 miles in traffic/town speeds and motorway, it hasn't had any issues at all. I was stuck in some reasonable traffic the other day and the temperature went to just below middle, and stayed there.
Oil seepage from rocker gasket, as it's a T-Series.
Some slight dashlift but it's not bad.
Fob works, just the lack of buttons on it (rubber always falls off) makes it a touch harder to operate.
I think that is it, the tyres seem okay (Continentals) but may benefit from changing. It drives nicely, the handling is decent and it doesn't crash over bumps like everyone says 800s do.
I am a bit gutted to sell it, but as mentioned, need a steady second car (which is ideally diesel) instead of this. Oh well.
MOT expires June 19th 2019. Previous MOT suggested it may need new rear pads.
Any questions, please ask. I will clean it before it goes.
1999 Rover 820Si Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
1999 Rover 820Si Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
P1050582 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
P1050586 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
P1050587 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
In regards to the HGF, there is no oil in the coolant from appearances, just a lot of the effects of condensation. It was laid up for a few months before I got it as the longterm owner had got another car.
Same old London giffer owned it from 1999-2019. CD Changer in the boot, oh la la.