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Rover 214 SEi Project

#1 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:07 am

I bought my 214 SEi project around November last year. I took the plunge having not seen the car other than a few bad photos, and checking the MOT history online. It also had low mileage (49k).

I took a risk, and upon arrival, I was pleased to see the car looking solid, but a little rough around the edges, but with a mint interior.

It became clear that the engine need a bit of work, so I set about saving a few pennies.

I also discovered that the car is a 1996 registration which makes it quite rare - there are just over 200 SEi’s left on the road, most being 1995, and a smaller number 1994. However there are only 5 left registered in 1996 which makes it a very late one. Perhaps one of the last SEi’s?

I now have enough saved to send it to Craig’s (Rover Revivals) where it is heading next week.

Once it’s up and running and taxed and MOT’d, I will work on the cosmetics!

Here’s a couple of pics. I will update the thread in due course.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_SgqWLFdnZ ... hh8quyensj
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:03 am

:clapping
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#3 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:27 am

Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh when it's safe to do so :clapping
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#4 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:25 am

New reg plates have been ordered as the old ones had faded - the front one had gone yellow, and the rear one brown! I’ll fit them before it goes to Rover Revivals
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#5 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:49 pm

Nice colour. :D
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#6 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:33 pm

The mechanics are now completed courtesy of Craig at RoverRevival and the car successfully passed its first MOT in 3 years on Thursday.

A new bonnet has been fitted to replace the one with lacquer peel, and a new uprated battery. New front discs also purchased from John B, but not fitted yet.

It’s now insured and ready to tax and pick up on Sunday. The insurance cost more than my 420 with the same insurer on account of it not being garaged but the 420 is :S .

Jobs to do now are a deep clean, polish, bits and bobs of bodywork, and fit a new SEi badge (for some reason it’s missing or never had one).

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCbRSBuFMao ... wqor7y0ydt
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#7 Post by itcaptainslow » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:57 pm

So lovely in Charcoal!
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:34 pm

itcaptainslow wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:57 pm
So lovely in Charcoal!
Looking forward to seeing how it comes up with a deep polish :D
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#9 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:46 am

I have got the car back from Rover Revival and I am delighted with it.

Engine runs great and it was a very pleasant drive back to Wakefield.

Did the customary wash and polish (2 stage polish) when I got back and it’s come up a treat.

There’s still a couple of bits to do on it all in good time.

Pics here and also on the R8 Enthusiasts Page on Facebook.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCjp9gxlc_o ... bt5vpkbuxq

NB Craig at Rover Revival highly recommended!
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#10 Post by Russnp » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:20 pm

That looks absolutely fantastic
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#11 Post by redandwhitE » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:30 pm

Looks very, very nice....I'd say the bonnet is the best bit though ha ha
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#12 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:58 pm

Russnp wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:20 pm
That looks absolutely fantastic
Thanks mate. Really pleased with it. Or I will be once a couple of scabby areas are treated.
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#13 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:59 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Looks very, very nice....I'd say the bonnet is the best bit though ha ha
It’s better than the one that was there before for sure!
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1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
1996-N Charcoal 214 SEi (rolling project)
2010 Volvo V50 2.0 SE Lux (daily)
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#14 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:18 pm

'Delete badge option' was available free of charge in the mid 1990s it was the time when company car drivers were on a constant quest for one-upmanship and if one did not have the top of the range model, de-badging was the easy way to cover it up :laughing2
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Re: Rover 214 SEi Project

#15 Post by prepace » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:26 pm

Looks great :clapping
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