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FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 pm
by 220 GSi turbo
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-1- ... 0009.m1982

IMHO one of the best colour combinations! (Pearlescent Cherry with Stone Beige interior)

Virtually a one owner car and 79,000 on the clock.

H54UAB

Asking price £1250.

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:25 pm
by crepello
I've posted this one ages ago, but search isn't picking that thread up. It had original dealer paperwork with it.
Have to give the vendor credit for sticking with it for such a long time. Perhaps the auto box is a turn-off?

Edit:
[Rubbish! It's a manual! I mis-remembered from the earlier ad. It is pretty tho']

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:26 pm
by Johnny 216GSi
It's on Autotrader as well. It's been around for a while, but I agree - the colour combo is rather nice with the interior and exterior being complementary - even the cherry and tempest looking good as two rich/saturated colours.

Just needs a once over underneath to check sub-frame and the general condition.
crepello wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:25 pm
Perhaps the auto box is a turn-off?
Don't write-off the auto till you've tried one! It's only 4-speed but surprisingly nice to drive - still very nippy when it kicks down (not that I'd know :angel) - and pulls about 3,200-3,300 at 70 so a 4th gear that's actually longer than 5th on a manual box. Gives it a bit of a lazy cruiser sort of feel. Apparently, the Honda auto box design is a bit of an oddity, but it's smooth enough and it should last a lifetime if you make sure the oil remains clean. Just check that it locks up convincingly when the car is started and driven from cold - not sure where you'd go to have the solenoid fixed/replaced otherwise.

However - having just checked the photos again - it's a manual so... you know... for those who like to test the rev limiter or whatever...

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:46 am
by Paul_1978_yorks
Been for sale for absolutely ages. Not sure why. I’d say the beige interior and auto box are turn offs. They are for me, not my cup of tea.

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:43 pm
by engtmitc
It's not an auto...photos show a gearlever.

History of corrosion on MOT though.

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:40 am
by Johnny 216GSi
engtmitc wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:43 pm
History of corrosion on MOT though.
Seems to have been "fixed" recently - though not sure what work was actually undertaken. The sills and rear arch sections do look clean, so maybe they've been repaired to the right standard?? Or perhaps someone's found a "sympathetic" MOT testing station?

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:34 am
by richard moss
Why oh why did so few of these top spec models have alloy wheels and aircon? If Rover were serious about encroaching into the bottom end of Jaguar's territory, both of those things should have been on the spec sheet.

It's a lovely looking car, though. I love the clean look of the nose on the grille-free models

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:44 am
by GTiJohn
richard moss wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:34 am
Why oh why did so few of these top spec models have alloy wheels and aircon? If Rover were serious about encroaching into the bottom end of Jaguar's territory, both of those things should have been on the spec sheet.

It's a lovely looking car, though. I love the clean look of the nose on the grille-free models
Airon was a rarity in this sector in the UK back then. The £900+ price wouldn't have helped. ABS was a similar price. Then adding alloys, auto box and electric rear windows, you'd be paying £3000+ options on top of the £13,500 retail price.

I wonder where they got that idea from...?

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:28 pm
by richard moss
But if they installed them at the factory it would have cost peanuts

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:18 pm
by crepello

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:50 pm
by GTiJohn
richard moss wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:28 pm
But if they installed them at the factory it would have cost peanuts
The autobox and aircon (bought from Honda's suppliers) and ABS (bought from Bosch) weren't cheap at the volumes Rover were buying back then

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:45 pm
by Mr Teddy Bear
An 'J' registration with all the options ticked; so that's 14" lattice alloys, ALB , power steering, auto slushbox, full leather, 4 way electric windows, metalic paint, mud flaps, mats and a bobbing simpering salesman I expect, would have cost you...

£18,450 at December 1991 prices [ probably buy a house for that in the EMids after the crash!]

breaks down as follows:
ALB £762
Alloys £257
Auto+PAS £971
Lux Pack £698
Pearlescent Paint £220.74
Fabric Rover floor mats £55
Mud Flaps £27
All plus vat of course :D

A certain Mr K.Harris of A.F.Tann Ltd had a very good Christmas!

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:24 am
by GTiJohn
GTiJohn wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:50 pm
richard moss wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:28 pm
But if they installed them at the factory it would have cost peanuts
The autobox and aircon (bought from Honda's suppliers) and ABS (bought from Bosch) weren't cheap at the volumes Rover were buying back then
Being a 1.6 the ABS is also from a Honda supplier... :blushing

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:50 am
by Paul_1978_yorks
Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:45 pm
An 'J' registration with all the options ticked; so that's 14" lattice alloys, ALB , power steering, auto slushbox, full leather, 4 way electric windows, metalic paint, mud flaps, mats and a bobbing simpering salesman I expect, would have cost you...

£18,450 at December 1991 prices [ probably buy a house for that in the EMids after the crash!]

breaks down as follows:
ALB £762
Alloys £257
Auto+PAS £971
Lux Pack £698
Pearlescent Paint £220.74
Fabric Rover floor mats £55
Mud Flaps £27
All plus vat of course :D

A certain Mr K.Harris of A.F.Tann Ltd had a very good Christmas!
What did a Lux pack consist of Tim?

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:06 am
by Mr Teddy Bear
Fourway electric windows & full leather seats I think; an electric sunroof with a wind deflector was standard on a GSi at a guess.