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What is the difference?

#1 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:42 pm

My log book says that my Cabriolet is a 216. What is the difference between a 216 and a 216 SE? Somwhere I read that the date of manufacture was the deciding factor. Is this correct? For info, my cabriolet is a 1997 model - red. Any thoughts on this?

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#2 Post by 1234dist » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:36 pm

Se was electric roof, leather and rear disc brakes would be my guess....but tbh i have no idea.

Leather will be involved somewhere :whip
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#3 Post by montegoman » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:15 pm

The SE had leather seats, power roof and alloys as standard, the latter two were options on the standard model. If you have factory fitted leather it is an SE. I think all the cabs had rear drums.
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#4 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:03 pm

montegoman wrote: I think all the cabs had rear drums.
Not ones with ABS :wink3
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#5 Post by carl747 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:46 pm

Only honda engined cabs came with rear discs

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#6 Post by montegoman » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:24 pm

Good point, if they had ABS, they would have discs.
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#7 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:44 am

Mine is a standard 1.6k with drums and a power roof.
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#8 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:48 pm

So that answers my question - it does not have leather seats or a power roof or disc brakes on the rear - it is clearly a 216 standard model.

One more question if I may. it was first registered in December 1996 so what type of engine does it have? The registration document says not a thing about it. A Rover (K series?) or a Honda? All opinions welcome. :)

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#9 Post by 1234dist » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:54 pm

96 would be a k-series
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#10 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:26 pm

The best engine. :tt2
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Re: What is the difference?

#11 Post by discodude » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:21 pm

hi all, mine is an se,which has full leather, power hood, and rear drum brakes with the 220 coop turbo alloys.
hope this helps?

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