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Re: Former 214SEi owner

#16 Post by Griffith_500 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:33 am
itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Best colour for them (Charcoal) in my opinion!
Sold this 29,000miler for £300 a few of years ago - almost couldn't give it away :sad

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Wow someone got a bargain for £300, looks like the tide is turning in the values now then.

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Re: Former 214SEi owner

#17 Post by Griffith_500 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:11 pm

Cromp85 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Griffith_500 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Hey all,

Found the forum whilst reminiscing about my first car, a silver 1995 214 SEi

Bought it in October 98 for £5470 with 30k, like a lot of Rovers it had been one former elderly owner so was immaculate. Distinctly remember it been rather fast for being a 1.4 and know it had a similar BHP to my mates AX GT, although that weighed the same as a crisp packet so the SEi wasn't as fast on the 0-60 dash. Also remember the Chucky sporty steering wheel.

Part exchanged it 18 months later after putting 12k on it for £3000 :o against a 306 D turbo S.

Recently been considering coming back to the Rover fold and trying to find a reasonable condition 214 SEi as a bit of a practical classic.

Darran
Sounds like you got a good deal with your SEI,
In early 1997 my dad bought a 95 R8 214i (8v spi) for £7999 with 9k on the clock.
It became my first car about 9 years later, it lasted until about 110k so money well spent :wink3
Think I got a good deal, remember getting a few hundred knocked off for paying cash.

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Re: Former 214SEi owner

#18 Post by Griffith_500 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:16 pm

itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:07 pm
If you get on the R8 Owners Group Facebook page Griffith 500 (does this mean you own one...? :cool ) there’s what looks a decent, reasonable mileage Nightfire Red car being sold for £450.
Will keep an eye on it, never really looked though about looking on Facebook for cars, tend to stick with autotrader and car and classic. Never owned a griffith500 but always wanted one since they came out, don’t have that sort of money though plus not sure I could live with the reliability issues.

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Re: Former 214SEi owner

#19 Post by Griffith_500 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:18 pm

Looks in reasonably good condition.

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Re: Former 214SEi owner

#20 Post by 1234dist » Mon May 18, 2020 9:39 pm

Griffith_500 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Looks in reasonably good condition.
Above link is Paul’s car at RoverRevival.
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Re: Former 214SEi owner

#21 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon May 18, 2020 9:44 pm

Griffith_500 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:18 pm

Hi Darren, I too love the SEi and have owned 4 examples - British Racing Green, Silver, Nightfire Red and Charcoal. They are probably my favourite R8 Rovers with a lovely spec.

I own the charcoal one presently, 1996 N reg, with 49,000 on the clock. I bought it last year, with it being stood for around 3 years. It’s has done something like 9,000 miles in 14 years!

The car is currently at Rover Revival having some recommissioning work done. It also needs some cosmetic work which I’ll do myself when it gets back.

I wanted to do it as I love the SEi and I’ve seen too many perfectly good Rovers falling into non-enthusiast hands and being scrapped for parts.

So I wanted to do the right thing by it - get it back on the road and MOT’d. I would consider moving it on when it’s sorted. It’s hopefully going to be a nice little summer project and it would be nice for it to go to a good home (proving I don’t fall in love with it myself :D )

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6mFp7eFuAw ... ka5xp6jwou
A true fan then! That’s a nice colour, don’t recall seeing many around that colour back in the day.

Hopefully later in the year I may be in a position to buy one, need to finish some house refurbishment first which is on Covid hold. You will have to get me posted on the progress.
I certainly will do. Are you on Instagram?

Been there with the house refurbishment too - still am.... a never ending task like painting the Forth Bridge!
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1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer (on the road)
1996-N Charcoal 214 SEi (project)
2010 Volvo V50 2.0 SE Lux (daily)
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214 SEi x3, 216 SLi, 216 Cabriolet, 416 GSi, 25, 45, 75

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