Classic collectors British sports car for sale in Sussex








PRIVATE SALE APRIL 2017 - A very rare classic sports coupe from 1993 in Polynesian turquoise with removable glass targa top in fair condition and drives well. Why not drive an appreciating classic, instead of a new car that loses money as soon as you drive out of the showroom. It's a nippy little car that handles well. Official performance figures: 0-60 mph time of 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h). Regularly serviced even when not in use and has been for an Easter run (16-4-17).




PARTS - This car is worth far more than the asking price in spares alone. E.g. Engine £600, Wheels (5) £200, Bonnet £100, Boot £75, Spoiler £75, Windscreen £90, Side screens £120 pair, Rear window £80, Quarter lights £50 pair, Targa top glass £100 pair, Tail lights £80 pair, G'box £300, Engine management system £90 (x2). Instruments £50, Doors £100 pair, Front wings £100 pair, Front subframe £120, McPherson struts £120 pair. Total = £2,450. That said the owner will is not planning to break because the car is sound and should be enjoyed. There are 5 previous owners, the present owner acquired the vehicle in February 2012. She comes with a Haynes service manual.




SERVICING - New front discs and pads, rear shoes in 2014, 2 front tyres, front suspension lower arms, CV joints, suspension bushes rear 2014, battery Jan 17, engine oil and filter change April 2017, alloy wheels and all good tyre tread. All bills saved for service history. 140,487 miles on odometer (not as shown on MOT certificate). 1600cc 16 valve OHC Honda engine returns reasonable MPG for reliable everyday motoring and runs well. She needs a clean inside; valeting is £35 from a local mobile service and can sort with a phone call if buyer will go 50/50 on this or the seller will supply a can of car shampoo.




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Rover 216 coupe headlight


CONDITION - Bodywork fair with 7 small spot blemishes. No perceptible chassis rust with one large sill dent on the drivers side that is not an MOT failure and will either pull out or be seam weld patched. Dark grey cloth interior with walnut wood trims. Collectors heaven or every day reliable transport with spare wheel and spare engine control management unit. Some service history from parts receipts from 2012. A rare bargain for any collector or club racer @ £800 ONO. Drive away today without an MOT needing windscreen rubbers and a headlight bulb, or £1,200 with an MOT, professional valet, and the sill dent repaired. All proceeds go to an ocean research charity. Call 07484 727027 to find out more or contact Ace (Terry) via email.





LOCATION - Near Eastbourne in Sussex, England. Buyer collects, unless within 25 miles of Eastbourne. These pictures are Copyright © April 2017, taken for sellers/buyers reference, but please feel free to download for personal use.




NOTE: THIS IS A PRIVATE SALE SO NO FINANCE OR PART EXCHANGES Call: 07484 727027 for more information.



The Rover 200 Coupé was a two-door coupé produced by the Rover Group, based on the Rover 200 Mark II, with most of the body panels and the bumpers unique in the range. The car was launched on 6 October 1992 at the Paris Motor Show. It was given the project code name 'Tomcat' when in development.

When introduced, the range flagship - the 220 Turbo Coupé - was the most powerful and fastest production Rover model ever built.

The range was revised in 1996 with new engines and was renamed Rover Coupé. Production ceased at the end of 1998.

The Rover 200 Coupé was equipped with a specially shaped split glass roof system with a central T-Bar. The twin panels could be tilted or detached independently, and the bar itself could also be removed and stored in the boot in a special protective cover. The glass was an advanced, semi-reflective material, coated with titanium. Transmission of solar heat was restricted to only six per cent, eliminating the need for a sun blind.

The lines of the 200 Coupé resulted from a completely new monoside and front and rear roof panels, new front and rear bumpers and a deep front spoiler extension with large intake grille.

The interior was designed to accommodate four people, with rear seats individually styled. With the application of burr walnut veneer and quality fabrics, the interior was in the Rover traditions of elegance and refinement. Optional leather trim was also available. The Rover 200 Coupé featured infra-red remote central door locking as standard. It also saw the application of ultrasonic alarm system developed originally for the Rover 800 range, giving both perimetric and volumetric protection.



The 1.6 litre model was designed to appeal to the cost conscious Coupé buyer. Priced at £14,495, the 111 PS (82 kW; 109 bhp) version achieved a 0-60 mph time of 9.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 120 mph (193 km/h). Excessive stock of the 216 Coupé led Rover to bring out a new model, the 216 SE, prior to the new 1996 range was launched. This was dressed up with the rear body coloured spoiler and front fog lamps, aimed to generate additional sales to clear the way for the new models.

Positive centre feel power steering
Ventilated front disc brakes
15" 7 spoke alloy road wheels with 185/55 VR tyres
Locking wheel nuts
Intra-red remote central door locking
Comprehensive alarm system with engine immobilisation
Two-piece glass sunroof with T Bar
Sports style seats with lumbar adjustment for both front seats
Electronic 3-band stereo radio/cassette with four speakers
Roof mounted radio aerial
Electric front windows
50/50 split folding rear seat backrest
Height adjustable steering wheel
Tinted glass
Options included:
4 speed automatic transmission with torque lock-up
Anti-lock braking system (including rear disc braking)
ICE upgrade including 6 disc CD changer and RDS
Full leather trim set
Driver seat height adjustment
Air conditioning


The SE model ensured it continued into the new range and again featured a body coloured rear spoiler and front fog lamps over the standard 216 Coupé. The K-Series 1.6 litre engine produced the same 111 PS (82 kW; 109 bhp) as the previous Honda engine and could reach the same speed. The automatic transmission was again available for the 216 and 216 SE Coupé models only. The 1.6 was fitted with steel wheels with plastic trims or could be specified with a cost option 6-spoke 'turbo' alloy wheels. The SE came with an all new 5-spoke alloy wheels.












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