1988 Rover 213 S
When did you last see one of these 80's gems? Three owners from new, wonderfully unadulterated example showing just 81,649 miles
Dating from April 1998 this oddly attractive yet so 80’s boxy SD4 200 series Rover has proven so intriguing, Classics World mag came to do a feature on it such was the love and appreciation for its rarity and condition - ROVER 200 SD3 ROAD TEST | Classics World click the link!
Showing just 81,649 miles, this unusual survivor has managed to dodge the scrappage scheme that took so many 80s and 90s gems away. Finished in black with contrasting grey cloth interior, you’re immediately reminded how simple, uncluttered and airy cars of this era are with thin A and B-pillars giving huge visibility, a manual choke to help it start on a cold morning and keep-fit manual window winders – all less to go wrong.
Powered here by the Honda Civic derived E-series 1.3 litre 12valve engine which developed 70bhp driving the front wheels via 5-speed manual transmission. We also spotted the ‘very Rover’ bits of wood trim and original radio cassette player still in place in addition to the Bible in the front and emergency chocolate bar for its last diabetic owner (sticker still on the car!).
Within the history file, we only see the V5C showing 3 former keepers to the current who has owned it for eight years. There is also the current MOT valid until May 2022 with no advisories recorded. The MOT history reveals the car to have covered less than 600 miles in the past 6 years.
Starting promptly and running as it should when Classics World took it for a spin around our site, the car is bound to be adored by its new owner for its quirky lines, unmolested nature and rarity alone.
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