1997 Rover 214 Cabriolet
Late model example benefitting from a recent £1,300 spend on new roof (electric); and £1,200 spent on timing belt service in 2020; under 100k miles and now rare to see; cheap summer thrills
Supplied new by Wrynams of Salisbury in January 1997 this Rover 214 Cabriolet is finished in Nightfire Red with black vinyl soft-top and sits upon its original alloy wheels and must be one of the very last R8 generation of 200 to be sold, given production supposedly ended in late 1995, being replaced by the much rounder R3 generation 200 in late ‘95/early ’96.
Under the bonnet, we find Rover’s 1.4 litre K-series inline four-cylinder twin-cam 16-valve engine producing c.83bhp and 110NM of torque driving the front wheels via five-speed manual transmission.
The car shows 99,000 miles and looks to present fairly both inside and out with some marks evident as pictured commensurate with its age and mileage., In the cabin, we find cloth trim and the typical spec of most 90’s Rovers with electric windows, electric mirrors and electric soft-top.
The history file includes the V5C recording six former keepers to the current, our vendor along with the owner’s pack and service book revealing an impressive 19 stamps plus the final hand-written entry dated June 2020 at 92,622 miles including a full service, timing belt change and new battery with supporting invoice costing some £1,213. The last eight services have all been carried out by the same place in Porton, Salisbury called Porton garage.
In addition, the file includes a selection of bills for parts and maintenance including a recent new radiator in April-22, brand new replacement hood and rear window in December-20 at a cost of £1,265, fitment of a reconditioned ECU in Sept-19, repairs to both inner arches in August-17, and other annual service bills. We also find a purchase receipt dated November 2001 for £4,450 at 64,515 miles, seven old Mots and the most recent MOT which expired in June-22 recording nine minor advisories (enter the reg – check-mot.service.gov.uk).
An attractive and now rare car to see with a recent complete new hood, recent timing belt service albeit with a few small jobs to attend to from the last MOT, that aside it looks tempting at No Reserve!
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Reg No: P29KTP
Chassis Number: SAXXWMBHBBD910150
Engine Number: 14K4FK74219281
Engine Size: 1396
Docs: V5C; old V5C; owner's pack & service book with 19 stamps + 1 entry; invoices; 6 old MOT's; MOT expired June-22
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