Year of Manufacture:1995
Owned by:Tim Colley
Colour: Nightfire Red
Options: Air conditioning, Front fogs, Leather Interior, Remote C/L, Electric Windows, 6-Spoke Turbo Alloys and a Kenwood MP3 Stereo
The Rover 200 Coupe is based on the R8 design platform which was originally a hatch and saloon. It was introduced in 1993 as part of the 200 range, and had the choice between a 1.6 D16 Honda unit or a 2.0 T16 Rover (NASP or Turbo). Known as the Rover tomcat, it sports a T-bar glass roof, pillarless doors, and all models came with alloy wheels. The range was revised in 1995 when the 1.6 Honda was replaced by a 1.6 Rover K series, and the 2.0 T16 was replaced by the Rover 1.8 VVC K Series. The interior was also revised at this point until production finished in late 1998.
This particular car is one of what have become known as a the FDH coupes. A shipment of coupes were sent out to Japan. These were all the turbo model, and had every optional extra fitted. Around 300 were returned to England and were UK registered and converted back to UK spec (wiring/lights etc) before being sold to Rover Employees in 1998.
After being very impressed by my parents old 416 GSi, I decided I wanted one. Setting out to find a top spec, low mileage turbo. I found this one which is completely standard with a full history and has only covered 47,000 mls since new. I plan to sort out the small car park marks and scrapes, get a rear bumper re-spray, and keep it long term, and not as a daily driver.