A much admired and award winning 1995 Rover 214 SEi which has covered an amazingly low 21,122 miles since new. The original bill of sale compliments the fantastic service history file of this lovely little car.
The 90 + photographs will hopefully demonstrate how well this car presents...
The original bill of sale shows that the car was 1st registered by Wrights Lincoln LTD of Sleaford on 1st August 1995. Ordered in Nightfire Red the total cost was £10,795. Supplying dealer number plates front and rear, tax disc holder and rear window sticker still remain fitted.
Still wearing all of its factory fitted body panels, it is very evident that it has never been restored...only preserved. The Nightfire Red paintwork still retains a lovely shine throughout and only the odd touch up and minor cosmetic repair can be found upon close scrutiny. These imperfections have been photographed and uploaded. All factory glass and head lamps are security etched with the registration number and are in excellent condition. Weather strips and body side mouldings are again excellent. The boot floor is spotless and the original tool kit incorporating the jack and wheel brace is still sealed in its factory cellophane wrapping. Displayed with pride with the Mid Lincs Rover Club, there are three trophies present from 2012, 2014 and 2015 which were achieved within the modern Rover class. A lovely little car that will be admired wherever it goes
Internally, again it is in lovely order. The sports style front seats with Silverstone/Leather facings still remain remarkably firm and are free from any damage. The door cards are excellent and free from scuffing. The deep pile carpet is protected by genuine Rover 200 carpet mats and it is spotless and still retains its deep pile. Dashboard and switch gear are in perfect order. The original R652 stereo radio/cassette is still in place and in perfect working order. Remote central door locking and electric front windows work exactly as they should. The headlining is ultra clean and is still nice and tightly fitted. The rear seats appear to have very, very little use over the years and the boot carpet and the whole boot area is spotless and has evidently only ever had very light use. Even by todays standards, these little SEi's still feel pretty special and the cabin is a nice place to be.
The correct and factory standard 15" 7-spoke ally wheels are in excellent condition and are all shod with good quality tyres with plenty of tread remaining.
Under the bonnet presents very well and is ultra clean and free from leaks. An excellent service record and a host of bills and receipts confirm how well this car has been maintained and loved over the years. The original service book contains 12 service stamps and then the rest is confirmed by receipts/invoices. Listed below are the main ones...
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 1,940 miles
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 5,201 miles
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 6,254 miles
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 8,034 miles
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 8,983 miles
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 9,849 miles
- Service by Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD at 10,692 miles
A letter within the history files confirms that Watson & Walker Motor Engineers LTD were closing their doors and in 2006 and thanked Mr Walker for his loyal custom over the years.
- Service by Drayton Motors at 11,672 miles
- Service by Drayton Motors at 12,711 miles
- Service by Drayton Motors at 13,745 miles
- Service by Drayton Motors at 14,781 miles
- Service by Drayton Motors at 15,698 miles
- A major service including the timing belt and water pump was carried out in 2016 at 17988 miles. The car has been serviced every year since.
In addition to the above, all historic mot certificates are filed neatly alongside various receipts for oils, filters and various service parts.Out on the road, the car drives very well and its ultra low mileage credentials do show through. Just lovely. This car is now ready to be used and enjoyed once the current circumstances allow for that. Complete with full owners handbook pack, 2 original keys and alarm fobs, original sales brochure and a superb history file. Priced to sell due to the current circumstances...