Value My Clas­sic – How much is this rare Rover 216 GTi worth?

1990 Rover 216 GTi

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WHO John An­field WHAT 1990 Rover 216 GTi MILES 137,000 PROVE­NANCE Owned since 1992 MODS None HOW MANY LEFT? 69 on the road

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I bought the car in Oc­to­ber 1992 for £8845 when it was two years old and had 15,924 miles on it. I was the sec­ond owner. It be­came my daily driver for the next six years, av­er­ag­ing over 20,000 miles a year. It was al­ways well main­tained, with the oil changed ev­ery 12,000 miles or less. Over that time it was com­pletely re­li­able and the only non-ser­vice items that had to be re­placed were a cracked wind­screen in 1995 and one front wheel. In Au­gust 1998 I moved to work in Indianapolis, so I took mea­sures to pre­serve the car and put it into stor­age. It re­mained there un­til 2015.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

The car has its own web­site and an e-book with orig­i­nal doc­u­ments and dozens of restora­tion pho­tos at http://rover-216-gti-web-site. myfreesites.net. This cov­ers ev­ery as­pect of the car’s life and ren­o­va­tion process in great de­tail and should prove use­ful to any­one else work­ing on one of these cars. There are links to var­i­ous guides and de­tails of all the spe­cial­ist parts sup­pli­ers used.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

There is noth­ing left to do on her. The car is to­tally orig­i­nal and has not been mod­i­fied. The orig­i­nal pearles­cent paint is ex­cel­lent, though there are a few stone chips on the bon­net. But I like the look so am not plan­ning a re­spray. The car’s first pub­lic out­ing in al­most 20 years was to Pride of Long­bridge at Cofton Park on April 15.

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