The 214 SEI

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Mr Teddy Bear
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The 214 SEI

#1 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:22 pm

There are a few for sale at the moment [cough] Would I be correct in assuming they were sold as standard with colour coded bumpers and doors; Rover Sport badged alloys and mudflaps front & rear? :slapme
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Re: The 214 SEI

#2 Post by montegoman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:42 pm

There were 3 versions of the 214SEi. The first version was the first 200 to be "grilled" but had grey standard bumpers and grey lower panels. The second version added the seven spoke wheels and the final version was used as a high value run out model and is the most common with all the extras on. I'm not sure that it had rear mudflaps as standard though. The front mudflaps were black rather than grey because the lower body was body colour rather than grey.
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Re: The 214 SEI

#3 Post by Cromp85 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:34 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:22 pm
There are a few for sale at the moment [cough] Would I be correct in assuming they were sold as standard with colour coded bumpers and doors; Rover Sport badged alloys and mudflaps front & rear? :slapme
If your are thinking of the later model SEI, you are about right. I dont remember if many had mud flaps, but every one ive seen came with the same alloys as the 220GSI. Correct me if im wrong but i remember the 3dr version had grey bumpers and lower paint. All the 5dr ones had the colour coded bumpers and lower paint
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Re: The 214 SEI

#4 Post by Cromp85 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:08 pm

Here is one i would say is standard SEI spec for the 5dr runout model:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-214-SE ... nav=SEARCH

I saw dozens like this in Breakers yards about 10yrs back, All 'M' or 'N' reg. They seemed to be most common in Nightfire red or British Racing Green.
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Re: The 214 SEI

#5 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:41 pm

Cromp85 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Here is one i would say is standard SEI spec for the 5dr runout model:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-214-SE ... nav=SEARCH

I saw dozens like this in Breakers yards about 10yrs back, All 'M' or 'N' reg. They seemed to be most common in Nightfire red or British Racing Green.
Yeah it’s a real shame a lot of them went for scrap, but I remember when I was buying my first SEi in 2002 and there were some right sheds around even back then!
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Re: The 214 SEI

#6 Post by burtonm » Mon May 14, 2018 7:25 pm

It's a shame there was never a 216SEi, that would have been an amazing car.
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Re: The 214 SEI

#7 Post by montegoman » Mon May 14, 2018 8:06 pm

It was a sold as a value model towards the end of the R8's main production run. Rover wouldn't have used the Honda 1.6 engine on a value model as it would have cost too much money to buy in. The 1.6K wasn't available until the launch of the HH/R.
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Re: The 214 SEI

#8 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon May 14, 2018 9:54 pm

You could order the 216 from new with the 7-spoke alloy wheels, but the Silverstone half-leather was never on the options list for any R8. You could have ordered full leather, though, but from what I remember it was well in excess of £500.

A few home-built 216 SEis have graced this forum........swapping out the half-leather interior and alloys from a tired 214 is all in a morning's work for some folk on here (and that's probably before breakfast :wink3 )
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Re: The 214 SEI

#9 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon May 14, 2018 10:44 pm

Slight topic deviation here, but how do the rear seats come out of a 216? I had a quick look before picking up a set of 600 Ti black half leather jobies and wanted to remove the rear folding seat; it isn't obvious! :blushing
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Re: The 214 SEI

#10 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue May 15, 2018 7:45 am

I converted my old 216 SLi to 214 SEi spec :-)

Only really needed the seats and door cards (picked up for £100) and 7 spoke alloys (picked up for £60).
Current:
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1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
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1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
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Re: The 214 SEI

#11 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 am

What's the secret to removing the rear folding seats then Paul? :S
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216 GSi Auto Pearlescent Cherry Red 1991

216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

216 GTi Flame Red 1992

414Si British Racing Green 1995

216GTi TC Ocean Blue 1993

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Re: The 214 SEI

#12 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue May 15, 2018 10:27 am

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 am
What's the secret to removing the rear folding seats then Paul? :S
The seat comes off by undoing the torx screws near the hinges, and the backrest by undoing 8mm bolts under the boot mat. Nice and easy!
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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