Going to try this on here before the fun that is eBay or similar.
My mum has recently replaced her trusty old SportKa with a newer 500 and currently it’s just sat in the garage.
It’s only done 38k with I think mum being the third owner plus a very large file of bills. As you can see from the MOT history ‘a lot’ of miles have been done in the last few years....! Has the leather interior, an aftermarket Bluetooth kit, Air Con that works and four good tyres plus working remote key.
It has had some attention by a welder in the past but the filler area is solid and other than a few obvious bits on the sills and corners of the rear bumpers is in nice condition.
If anyone is interested please let me know. I’m back there later this week so can look at the paperwork or anything else on the car in more detail.
She’s looking for about £750-800.
Car is currently SORN and located in deepest Lincolnshire (near Spilsby).
Hot on the heels of last week’s collectioneering of a Xantia, another collection starts here and now. Well it is probably a collection as long as the car is as described, but I am optimistic.
Clues. It’s enormous yet quite cramped. Never had one before and it could be considered blessed, saintly even!
I have acquired a vehicle. This is when I was trying to fix it so I could drive home.
The car was offered FOC to the Rover 800 Owners' Club. They weren't really in a position to take it on directly, so it ended up being pointed my way. It's an 820 base model - SU carburettor-fed 2-litre O-Series! BAe was the first owner, for eight weeks, then it was sold to the father of the chap I bought it off, who sadly passed away last year.
It has covered 105k, has a fair bit of rust in a few places, but is pretty tidy and looks bloody fantastic. It has a few weeks of MOT, delicious dealer plates, unexpected lumbar adjustment and electric front windows. One piece of wood on the dash, none on the doors, manual tilt/slide sunroof, spoiler!
It had barely moved since July last year, but sadly, I got a whiff of hot brakes on the M55. I pulled onto the hard shoulder and the nearside rear wheel was smoking. I limped at 30mph down the hard shoulder to the next junction, which was not fun. I then limped gently back to the vendor, where I stripped the brake, used entirely the wrong grease (as it was all he had) to try and improve things, considered this a success and drove 180 miles home.
I seem to have mostly taken photos of the rear.
There is a petrol station shot, but you'll have to wait. I developed a horrible migraine on the way back and had to stop for a while. Most unlike me.
Eventually made it back.
It's all a bit complicated, but the idea is I have it for a bit and at some point, it'll end up back with the club. I think the plan is to sell it to raise some funds for charity longer term, but sadly, it could also do with a set of calipers and tyres, so finances need to be reconsidered I think. The brakes are SHITE. It could be air from boiling brake fluid, so I'll see if a bleed helps, but I reckon all the calipers are buggered.
OK, let's try this again; the sensible hybrid is on the way.
Late-1995 'Inca' 3-door
MOT 19.6.2019, but will have new ticket before moving on
'Patinated' yet very solid; character dent in front wing; never welded, boot floor perfect
Sunroof sealed, replacement provided
Great fun on the twisties but good on big roads too; would drive this anywhere
Tarty but comfy pleather CTi front seats (originals here too)
Grips well in mud with a large SCTSH on the bonnet (SF16!)
Previously polished by Outlaw Bob
Colour-coded HubNut sticker for ultimate shite cred
Car in WS12; taxed to get you home
Shiters' price: £590
Roffle at £10 a go.