Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

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Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

#1 Post by CJW200 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:36 pm

HI Guys

I am going to restore the above car for my mum as its been sat in her garage for ten years.

It has an all leather interior, I was wondering how much these go for once road worthy, I think it needs a new battery and tyres at the very least.

Going to take it to a garage soon after its been recovered.

Thanks in advance for any replies, might sell parts off it for her if its not economical repair.

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#2 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:30 pm

214 SEis come up for sale on eBay quite regularly; the most recent one had about 60,000 miles on the clock and good service history.
It was let down by some paint lacquer peeling on the roof and a few other areas.

Final bid was around £500.
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Re: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

#3 Post by CJW200 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:03 pm

Yeah thanks for that, did a little check earlier too

may not be economical to repair then, might sell parts for spares if anyone on heres interested?

The leather seats inside it are in very condition too :)

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#4 Post by jensden51 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:19 pm

Hi, whereabouts are you located please?

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#5 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:09 am

CJW200 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:03 pm
may not be economical to repair then, might sell parts for spares
Don't do it for money, do it for love :angel

Most more modern cars aren't as much fun as a good SEi. Many aren't as reliable or cheap to run either and you might well be able to insure it on a classic car policy too!

And any car will need a battery and tyres from time-to-time....

Look at the prices of 195/50R15s as they are usually significantly lower than the OE fit 185/55s and are direct replacements.
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#6 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am

CJW200 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Yeah thanks for that, did a little check earlier too

may not be economical to repair then, might sell parts for spares if anyone on heres interested?

The leather seats inside it are in very condition too :)
No, *do* recommission it. These are great cars and I particularly like the SEi. You will really enjoy using it.

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Re: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

#7 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:36 am

Good clean examples will sell, either on Ebay or Car & Classic for example if you're happy to wait for a buyer.

A SEI with a full leather interior is a rarity and all else being equal will attract a premium.

The one being discussed earlier has turned up on Ebay numerous times which imo has helped to depress the price.

A BRG example in showroom condition, one owner with 23k miles on the clock found a genuine buyer at £1500 earlier this year. I saw it and drove it!
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#8 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:45 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:36 am
Good clean examples will sell, either on Ebay or Car & Classic for example if you're happy to wait for a buyer.
They don’t sell on eBay, you just get dreamers and time wasters.
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#9 Post by CJW200 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 pm

Thanks fir the advice guys, i am thinking to get it re done as it would be a shame to just scrap it.

I remember driving it myself 20 years ago and it was very fast bhp, gonna see how much it is to fix and let you all know 👍

Fo4 those asking i am based in yorkshire

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#10 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:14 pm

If you're planning a resto and are not doing it yourself. Why not book it in with me at Rover Revival

Rover Revival: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11930

We are a not for profit rover restorer, and if you not in a major hurry we may be a feasible option.

i've pm'd you some of our previous work.
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Re: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

#11 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:58 pm

CJW200 wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Thanks fir the advice guys, i am thinking to get it re done as it would be a shame to just scrap it.

I remember driving it myself 20 years ago and it was very fast bhp, gonna see how much it is to fix and let you all know 👍

Fo4 those asking i am based in yorkshire
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#12 Post by CJW200 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:11 am

As the tyres are flat and it won’t start if anyone fancies coming for a nosy to try and get it started (as it is in my mums garage) do give me a shout.

I’m planning to get it recovered from the garage to a local garage ASAP so I can get a diagnosis on what needs sorting :)

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#13 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:41 pm

1234dist wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:45 pm
Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:36 am
Good clean examples will sell, either on Ebay or Car & Classic for example if you're happy to wait for a buyer.
They don’t sell on eBay, you just get dreamers and time wasters.
I've always turned up and paid when I've been the winning bidder, even when the seller has disguised the rust in the pictures! A spot price ticket Chester- Bristol would have been some what expensive though! :D

I suppose it's the luck of the draw, did you report him to Ebay?
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#14 Post by 1234dist » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:49 pm

Them and the second chance person, just to make sure.

Just gonna keep them now, on the trickle charger just in case one of the workhorses dies. To give away a practically new car for £800 is criminal.
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