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Look what i found today....

#1 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:48 pm

Im sure by now everyone knows ive been looking constantly for a 3 door 216 GTi TC with no luck :S When as if by magic i had a call from a friend saying there is one in the next village to my home :laughing2 Naturally first thing i did today was to go and investigate. Sure enough he was right but wasnt quite what i had in mind :unsure Anyway after a bit of asking around i found out the land on which the car sits on and the adjoining house has been untouched for quite a time since the owner passed away. Luckily i got the details of the next of kin and made contact, he doesnt know anything much about the "two" old Rovers there other than then being his uncles cars who as said passed away some time ago but i could go onto the land and look at them see if i was interested in making a offer....

Here is the sorry states of the two vehicles.....

ImageIMG_20210210_184907_564 by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210213_141232_1 by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210213_141238_2 by John Quincey, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210213_141106_1 by John Quincey, on Flickr

From what i could tell from my limited viewing is the GTi has 83k on the clock and other than needing repair to the nearside rear sill and wheel arch looked in not to bad condition. So what do you guys think a fair offer would be :wink3 The last 2 GTi's i posted here i got for £250 each as parts cars, i was thinking of £350 as once its pulled out may be a wreck :laughing

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#2 Post by Cthomas » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:09 pm

What’s the details on the sd1?
Rover 216 vdp 1990
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#3 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:16 pm

Cthomas wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:09 pm
What’s the details on the sd1?
No idea to be honest didnt really look at that one was too over grown and only really interested in the GTi :laughing2

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#4 Post by Hammond » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:31 pm

Seems like a fair offer to me. It may be saveable but if not I'm sure you'll get close to what you paid by stripping it
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#5 Post by crepello » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:35 pm

Wonder if the mice have converted the engine loom into a nest?

Hope you get this sorted while you have donor candidates available.

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#6 Post by Cthomas » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:39 pm

JOHNDQ wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:16 pm
Cthomas wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:09 pm
What’s the details on the sd1?
No idea to be honest didnt really look at that one was too over grown and only really interested in the GTi :laughing2
Can you pm me more details when you go back please
Rover 216 vdp 1990
Old ones
Rover 216 vdp 1986 my dads last car
Rover 420 gsi 1992 miss this one
Rover 214 sei 1995
Rover 820
Rover 3500 vp sdi
Rover 2600 sdi

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#7 Post by James3990 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:24 am

I’d try and offer them scrap value for the GTI

Tell them you will do all the work digging it out and taking the car away with no hassle to the land owner.

It’s a gamble and could be a rot box underneath/inside.

Good luck with it, let us know how you get on.
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#8 Post by redandwhitE » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:34 am

I'd imagine £150 per vehicle (scrap value) is a fair offer. If you don't take on one or t'other, they'll sit there until property sold and new owner will call scrap man who will collect them at £50 a car and crush them.

At best scrap man will try and sell parts at High Street prices, which is still a less desirable outcome than you taking one on and recommissioning whole car or having a significant spares pile and items to be reused by the rest of us!!!! Ha ha
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#9 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:59 pm

You could take the risk of going in 'cheap', but that could then stir the landowner into thinking that he could do better.

The scrap car industry seems reasonably savvy to the values of older cars nowadays and dealers will often chance their arm at flipping on ebay. I wouldn't mind betting that both of those cars when presented on the back of a flatbed truck (instead of overgrown in bushes) would probably make close on £500. So I would be inclined to suggest you go in at the £250-£350 you were already thinking and suggest to the landowner that you will put the word out about the SD1 (which will be more accessible when the 216 has been moved from behind it).

It would be great for both of these cars to find their way into the enthusiast community without middlemen/ebay involved :wink3
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#10 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:19 pm

Thanks everyone I will give it a few days and go back with a price. Got a feeling this one won't come though as I get the impression he thinks worth a few pounds and it certainly doesn't appear he needs the money :headbanging can only try tho. Don't want to low ball to much as think that will definitely be the end of it

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#11 Post by JOHNDQ » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:27 pm

Making the phone call tomorrow so will see what happens :) Thought i would leave it a few days so as not to look to keen and the fact i dont have any space until the Red 3 door shell has gone :laughing2

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#12 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:58 pm

Cthomas wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:39 pm
JOHNDQ wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:16 pm
Cthomas wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:09 pm
What’s the details on the sd1?
No idea to be honest didnt really look at that one was too over grown and only really interested in the GTi :laughing2
Can you pm me more details when you go back please
Messaged you about the SD1 :) forgot to say in message car is located in Bedford
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#13 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:01 pm

I agreed £250 for the GTi :D could have possiblity got it cheaper but I thought even if it's rotten I will still hopefully have a spare drivetrain ect and since the only other D16 A9 engine and box I could find on eBay was £650 thought seemed fair :wink3

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#14 Post by redandwhitE » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:23 pm

Good stuff and I'd say a satisfactory outcome. You can't buy 'owt for £250 these days......although it seems when I'm selling, £250 is the most I achieve!!!
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2004 45 Imp Diesel (silver) - OTR
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#15 Post by JOHNDQ » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:30 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Good stuff and I'd say a satisfactory outcome. You can't buy 'owt for £250 these days......although it seems when I'm selling, £250 is the most I achieve!!!
Same here :laughing2

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