Rover 214 SI - Original Wheel Covers?

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Rover 214 SI - Original Wheel Covers?

#1 Post by IanFarve » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:58 pm

I have a Rover 214 SI, three doors, pre-facelift version (as the image above), that I'm trying to maintain as close as possible to the original. Does anyone know which wheel covers are the original?

https://i0.wp.com/www.aronline.co.uk/im ... =600%2C348

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#2 Post by itcaptainslow » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:08 pm

Like so;

Edit-can’t paste a photo directly for some reason so have a copy & paste-good story behind this car, too!

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Re: Rover 214 SI - Original Wheel Covers?

#3 Post by montegoman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:11 pm

The Si 5dr trims were only used from launch of the 3dr until the summer of 91. The 92 model year launched in Autumn 91 upgraded the 214Si 3dr to include rear body colour spoiler, front bumper lower extension and 216GTi wheel trims. If you have a small rear spoiler on the tailgate it should have GTi wheel trims. They are very similar but not the same as the trims found on the Montego GTi, LXi and later Countryman. The difference between the 200 trim and the Montego trim being the Rover badge pressed into the centre.
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Re: Rover 214 SI - Original Wheel Covers?

#4 Post by Dorchester » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 pm

itcaptainslow wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Like so;
Edit-can’t paste a photo directly for some reason so have a copy & paste-good story behind this car, too!
https://classics.honestjohn.co.uk/our-c ... sic-rover/
BTW thank you for that moving story. :clapping
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Re: Rover 214 SI - Original Wheel Covers?

#5 Post by IanFarve » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:09 pm

Thank you for your reply's.

My car has a small rear spoiler like the image above:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/28/1b/2b ... b48033.jpg

Are these the original wheel trims? If not, can you please show me an image?
https://s31.wheelsage.org/format/pictur ... _turbo.jpg

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#6 Post by montegoman » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:39 pm

The trims on the first photo are correct. The second image is of a later 220GSi with alloy wheels.
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#7 Post by Tam » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:49 pm

Interesting! Here's my 214si 3 door. So are we saying the rear spoiler and bumper chin are original? And where would one go about finding these wheel trims for sale?

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#8 Post by montegoman » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:35 am

Yes, rear spoiler, bumper chin extensions and wheel trims are all original. The wheel trims occasionally come up on EBay but they are quite rare. They were only used on the early 216GTi (and most people paid the extra for alloy wheels) and the 214Si 3dr. Similar ones without the Rover badge embossed in the centre come up more frequently as they were used on a number of Montego derivatives.
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#9 Post by itcaptainslow » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:26 pm

I’ve learnt something new here!
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#10 Post by Tam » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:44 pm

Are the self tappers factory? :S :laughing2

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#11 Post by montegoman » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:14 pm

Urgh, No!
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#12 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:40 pm

Ummm………..Tiger Seal would have been better! :laughing2

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#13 Post by IanFarve » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:16 am

These wheel trims are really rare, can't find anything for sale...

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#14 Post by 1234dist » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:30 am

Just get some alloys enjoy the improved looks improve handling cheaper tires this is the reason why the steals wheel trims died off with the dinosaurs.
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Re: Rover 214 SI - Original Wheel Covers?

#15 Post by Dorchester » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:39 am

1234dist wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:30 am
Just get some alloys enjoy the improved looks improve handling cheaper tires this is the reason why the steals wheel trims died off with the dinosaurs.
+1, I agree.
Better look, better value & rather easy to find out: go for alloys @IanFarve!
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