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Paul_1978_yorks
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Rover 420 GSi Tourer

#1 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Well it's an exciting weekend ahead....
Whilst I was sad to see my 416 GSi go, I pick up my next R8 on Sunday.

Will post some pics after I've collected it :)
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Re: New R8...

#2 Post by Hammond » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:35 pm

It better be good :wink3
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214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
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Re: New R8...

#3 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:37 pm

I hope so too. I've seen enough pictures and spoken to the vendor enough to be confident, but there's no substitute for seeing it in the flesh. Still, I'll be coming away with it regardless!
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1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer (on the road)
1996-N Charcoal 214 SEi (off the road)
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214 SEi x3
216 SLi
216 Cabriolet
416 GSi
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Re: New R8...

#4 Post by 1234dist » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm

:clapping
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Re: New R8...

#5 Post by gbs100 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:25 pm

:clapping

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Re: New R8...

#6 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:00 am

Oh, the suspense!

Looking forward to seeing your secret purchase :D
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Re: New R8...

#7 Post by 1234dist » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:21 am

10p on 2ltr tourer(based on all the questions he's been asking). :tt2
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Re: New R8...

#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:26 am

1234dist wrote:10p on 2ltr tourer(based on all the questions he's been asking). :tt2
:D
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1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer (on the road)
1996-N Charcoal 214 SEi (off the road)
2010 Volvo V50 2.0 SE Lux (daily)
Former:
214 SEi x3
216 SLi
216 Cabriolet
416 GSi
25/45/75

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Re: New R8...

#9 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:37 pm

1234dist wrote:10p on 2ltr tourer(based on all the questions he's been asking). :tt2
I might raise you 10p on a 216GTi TC 5-door...
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Re: New R8...

#10 Post by montegoman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:30 pm

You could say Craig's got it down to a "T" (series).....
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Re: New R8...

#11 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:01 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
1234dist wrote:10p on 2ltr tourer(based on all the questions he's been asking). :tt2
:D
Sunday and still no sign... a new R8 is all the excitement some of us get :sad

I might spontaneously combust if a photo doesn't appear soon...
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Re: New R8...

#12 Post by montegoman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:05 pm

Give him a chance, he may be going to the ends of the earth to collect it, well outside Yorkshire anyway!
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Re: New R8...

#13 Post by 1234dist » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:31 pm

you know paul, he's still washing it. :laughing2
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Re: New R8...

#14 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi guys, back home and car purchased.

It's a Rover 420 GSi Tourer, which I collected from Devon today. I stopped overnight last night and drove it back. This is the replacement for my 416 GSi that I sold recently. With the sale of that and the purchase of this I have broke even .

As for the car, bodywise it's in mint condition, no rust anywhere. It's had a full respray and mechanical overhaul.

The guy purchased it a couple of years ago having seen it laying forlornly on a neighbour's drive. He knocked and asked about the car and they were "waiting for the scrap man to pick it up". He duly purchased it and put it back into use, spending a lot of money on it to get it back up to scratch. (Brakes, new exhaust, clutch, radiator, thermostat, cam belt, headlining replaced etc).

It's been serviced at the ex Rover main dealer all it's life (which now sells new MGs as well as Mazdas).

There are couple of things that need sorting, eg clock goes on and off, stereo needs a code and I don't have it, wood trim by clock is cracked, engine seems to idle a bit high even when warm (1200 RPM). But in short, very pleased with my purchase.

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Club Social Media Sec. (Twitter/Instagram)
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer (on the road)
1996-N Charcoal 214 SEi (off the road)
2010 Volvo V50 2.0 SE Lux (daily)
Former:
214 SEi x3
216 SLi
216 Cabriolet
416 GSi
25/45/75

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Re: New R8...

#15 Post by 1234dist » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:28 pm

woohoo i win :clapping

:groupwave

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