Hello from the City of Cologne

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Hello from the City of Cologne

#1 Post by Chris216416 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:55 pm

Hi to everybody,

I am new in the owners club and also new in the forum. I am 44 years old and live in Cologne, Germany. I own a 216 Cabriolet for two years and a 416 Tourer for half a year now. Both are from 1998 and both colours are tahiti blue (JRJ). Next to them I own a 1980 Spitfire 1500 for 24 years now - that one is just red though.

It´s pretty rare to drive an "old" Rover here at us. I found out that here in Germany there are only 85 R8 Tourer and 441 R8 Cabbys still "on the road" (data was from 01.01.2017).

Best regards,
Chris
1998 216 1.6 SE Cabriolet Tahiti Blue with Smokestone leather seat facings
1998 416 1.6 Tourer Tahiti Blue with Piccadilly seat facings

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#2 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:17 am

:welcome

Good to hear that there's another owner in Germany - you are rare!

Please post pics using Flickr, or similar photo-hosting site.

Rovers and Triumphs seem to go together for some reason :wink3
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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#3 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:11 pm

Welcome to the Club ! :clapping


Post up some photos of you're fleet. :D


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ROVER-25X (2001 1.4 ROVER 25)
ROVER Cabriolet (1997 1.6 K-Series)
ROVER 25XD (2004 2.0TD ROVER 25)
ASTRA TwinTop 1.9CDTi

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#4 Post by Chris216416 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks :)

Here are some pics :D
Hope that works :unsure

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As I bought the Tourer last year (just one owner from new) it had standard 14" steel wheels with the quite pretty hub caps. For winter time I bought 15" alloy wheels called Regal 7 (RRC10331) and for summer time I got the "Classic 6" (RRC109440).
1998 216 1.6 SE Cabriolet Tahiti Blue with Smokestone leather seat facings
1998 416 1.6 Tourer Tahiti Blue with Piccadilly seat facings

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#5 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:51 pm

VERY nice ! :clapping

How popular/common are ROVER's in Germany ?
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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#6 Post by Chris216416 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:36 pm

On Jan 1 2017 there were approx 34,000 Rovers (and MGs) left, from approx 45,000,000 cars altogether.
This data shows the numbers of cars per make in Germany, compared to the previous year.

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The oldest data I found was from 2005, with approx. 170,000 Rovers and MGs.

This is my Spitfire

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1998 216 1.6 SE Cabriolet Tahiti Blue with Smokestone leather seat facings
1998 416 1.6 Tourer Tahiti Blue with Piccadilly seat facings

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#7 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:40 am

Interesting data. Perhaps not surprising that the 'recently deceased' brands, MG Rover & Saab, have the largest falls. And then there's Lancia...
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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:18 am

Love the Tourer - especially the colour!
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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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#9 Post by ROVER-25X » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:38 pm

Interesting data, still a fair few about then.

That Spitfire is a BEAST ! :D
ROVER-25X (2001 1.4 ROVER 25)
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ROVER 25XD (2004 2.0TD ROVER 25)
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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#10 Post by Chris216416 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:40 am

:laughing2 THE BEAST :laughing2 goes a real 100mph...if I want... but I don´t, because it feels like going 200mph
1998 216 1.6 SE Cabriolet Tahiti Blue with Smokestone leather seat facings
1998 416 1.6 Tourer Tahiti Blue with Piccadilly seat facings

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#11 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:05 pm

I bet it does ! :laughing2
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ROVER 25XD (2004 2.0TD ROVER 25)
ASTRA TwinTop 1.9CDTi

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#12 Post by Chris216416 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:23 pm

Some more pics

Cabriolet

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Tourer

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1998 216 1.6 SE Cabriolet Tahiti Blue with Smokestone leather seat facings
1998 416 1.6 Tourer Tahiti Blue with Piccadilly seat facings

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#13 Post by burtonm » Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 am

Love the personalised plates!
1990/H 416GSi auto- White Diamond/Tempest
1991/J 416GTi TC auto - Azure Blue/Tempest

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Re: Hello from the City of Cologne

#14 Post by insightowner » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:54 am

Nice cars and happy to see another chap from Germany here.
:clapping

@burtonm: Having personalized plates on a rare car is a -must- , over here in Germany.
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