Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

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Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

#1 Post by henryiett » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:10 pm

Hello, I recently joined because I am wanting to restore my mums late husband, Rover 214si from 1990 because despite being on a drive exposed to the elements, it has 0 rust on it, the only things that have gone wrong is that the window, came out but thankfully didn't smash. In all honesty I hope to make it my first car.

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Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

#2 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:20 am

This sounds an interesting story :)

It it's a side window there is usually one or two reasons for it - luckily both are relatively easy fixes.

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Looking forward to seeing some pics. Here's how - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12794
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#3 Post by henryiett » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:07 pm

I like to think of it almost as the 200 that almost got away, as the R8 is increasingly rare, and I believe it deserves saving, it rolls after a tow from my father's Subaru. It had a K-Series 1.4 /1396CC in 10 years it did 367850 miles. It wasn't mistreated just used for everything, shopping, French holidays, London to Loch ness. It was a company car at first, it had a A/C, but not the wood trim tbh I like bc I dont like the wood trim. The only accident it ever had was hitting a small rock on the end of a pier in France, which damaged the radiator so my mum managed to find a garage and they put window putty or bathroom sealant on the small whole and it worked and it lasted 7 years before my mums husband died, so though it was cobbled fix it lasted.

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#4 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:48 pm

in 10 years it did 367850 miles
:o

(or a typo :wink3 )
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Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

#5 Post by henryiett » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:51 pm

Nope not a typo, and it never broke down all it was well maintained, it plodded along

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#6 Post by itcaptainslow » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:17 pm

Pictures of this would be great! If that high mileage isn’t a typo it’s certainly impressive :clapping
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#7 Post by henryiett » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:29 pm

Tomorrow I will get the tarpaulin off, and show it off

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#8 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:18 am

henryiett wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Nope not a typo, and it never broke down all it was well maintained, it plodded along
Wow!

This might just be the highest-mileage R8 around :clapping
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#9 Post by henryiett » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:25 am

Like I won't deny that the number I quoted isnt exact but it is around that figure

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#10 Post by montegoman » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:35 pm

This might just be the highest-mileage R8 around :clapping
See the July 2019 edition of The Viking for the highest mileage 214 we know of, also a G reg.

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#11 Post by henryiett » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:30 pm

I am embarrassed to say it had a dodgy mileometer so it has only 36860, that's awkward but it survived all the same. But when funds become available I will have a full comprehensive restoration

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#12 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 pm

It’s not always as expensive as people think to do a restoration job on these cars.

Get me some decent pics of the worst bits and I can give you a rough idea on prices.
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#13 Post by henryiett » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:06 pm

Like my mum, will only do it if it below 2,500
Work ik needing doing
Window refitment
Battery
Timing Belt
Fluids
Tires
Wheels
Brakes
Indicator
Air Con regas
Tbh I think my mum wouldn't allow it, unless we win the lottery or something *laughs*

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Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

#14 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 pm

I can do everything other than the air con, not bought that kit yet but have a mobile guy who can sort it.

There’s not that much work there, I bet you are only around the £200 mark in labour plus the parts.
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Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

#15 Post by henryiett » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:11 pm

I need to pass my drivers test first before my mum allows anything
If anyone has a list of the surviving 200 r8 prefacelift, this will be one of the few no one knows what happened to it
It basically was hidden away and virtually vanished off the face of the earth

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