WHY I LOVE MY ROVER

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

‘I owned a few of th­ese back in the 1990s and al­ways found them com­fort­able and eco­nom­i­cal to run, but hav­ing re­alised that they were all dis­ap­pear­ing I was keen to buy an­other. This one is a 1988 213S that I’ve owned since De­cem­ber 2015; I found it ad­ver­tised on the in­ter­net for just £350. It was be­ing sold on be­half of an owner who was no longer able to drive, and I man­aged to get it for £300. The con­di­tion could have been poor at that price but it turned out that the car had been looked af­ter and garaged, and it had low mileage; it’s still only cov­ered 59,000 miles now. Rust can be a real prob­lem with th­ese but it just needed some work on the rear whee­larches and I’ve since had it rust-proofed in­side the doors and un­der­neath. I’ve also had the roof lin­ing done be­cause it was in a poor state, but other than that it’s only needed some new tyres and a re­place­ment cam belt. I only use it for shows and week­ends now but they are great cars and it’s a shame there are so few left.’

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