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My Cab - what is it?

#1 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:42 am

On the "How many left" website the Rover 216 Cabriolet shows a total of 248 still on the road.
Under 216 SE CAB it shows 3 still operational and under CAB SE it shows 36.

My question is, how do I know if mine is a standard Cabriolet or an SE CAB or a CAB SE.
As you can see, I am confused by the designations SE CAB and CAB SE. Is there a simple explanation for the different designations and how do I find out which designation relates to my model?

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#2 Post by 1234dist » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:16 pm

in short its worth about 50% of what you think its worth (being honest)
Don't know why but cabby's never really pulled strong money.
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#3 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:55 pm

Its 'name' will all depend on how the original V55 'first registration form' was filled in. IIRC, it was computer-generated by Rover and then the supplying dealer would fill in dealer and owner details.

So, the model designation and detail was probably keyed in by somebody at Longbridge.

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#4 Post by Kriss707 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:02 pm

I often wondered the difference between the Cab SE & the SE Cab myself, mine is Cab SE on the Logbook & 1 of the 36.

Is it just one of those Logbook designation things or is there more to it ?

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#5 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:38 pm

The first owner was Rover Cars, Longbridge. The Registration Certificate throws no light on the subject referring to it as a 216 Cabriolet. I have to assume that it is one of the 248 - the common herd- rather than the exclusive set.

Thanks for your comment re. value, Dist 1234, but, as I have loved and cherished it for over 20 years, I am not looking to sell it. My kids and Grandkids have their eye on it when I go to the great car park in the sky.. I just hope it isn’t pay-and--display!

As it was first registered December 1996, I assume it has a Rover K series engine. At least that is what I tell people when they stop and ask me about it.

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#6 Post by montegoman » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:14 pm

Paul may be correct about Longbridge filling in the form but that doesn't answer why some earlier BL cars got different marque designations in the same time period, ie the Princess was registered as Austin Morris, Austin and Leyland and in a similar way Montegos were registered as Austin, Austin Rover and Rover. I had assumed it was down to the dealer filling in the original registration document. I do know the DVLA just use what they are given and therefore you do get some odd designations on the How Many Left website.
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#7 Post by 1234dist » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:59 pm

96 1.6 would be k-series
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#8 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:27 am

SEe had leather seats a power-hood and 6-spoke alloy wheels.

Many came in Tahiti blue but may also have come in other colours.
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#9 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:09 am

So mine is definitely not an SE as it has cloth seats and a manual hood. When I bought it back in 1998 in Southampton, I had the option of a grey Cabriolet with an auto hood but declined as the option next to it on the forecourt was the magnificent red model I now drive with pride.
It is close to clocking up 100,000 miles and, fingers crossed, has given me care-free motoring for most of its life. Long may it continue.
Thanks for all the replies- i knew Forum members would give me the answer.

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