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1995 Rover 216 Coupé [R8]

1995 Rover 216 Coupé [R8] in Burning Flame, TV Series, 1998 IMDB Ep. 14

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK

1995 Rover 216 Coupé [R8]

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mok HK

2019-08-09 18:57

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@dsl...... Is it rare??
Not much on the site...... :whistle:

the sad biker UK

2019-08-09 20:08

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mok wrote @dsl...... Is it rare??
Not much on the site...... :whistle:


About 50,000 Tomcats built according to Honest John (1.6, 1.8, 2.0T), not many left.

dsl SX

2019-08-09 20:24

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mok wrote Is it rare??

Yes, but a few versions - 216 Coupé, 220 Coupé and 220 Coupé Turbo ("The Rover 200 so dangerous that production was cancelled" - note their main picture is a 220GTi 3door, not a proper Coupé) and finally just as the 1996+ Rover Coupé.

I don't think this one has a rear spoiler so probably 216, which is the only version I can find listed with 7-spoke alloys (220 and plain Coupé had 6-spoke, 220 Turbo and plain Coupé SE had 5-spoke. Monotone colours were Dec 94 onwards.

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Baube QC

2019-08-09 20:24

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so dangerous that even the article looks cancelled.. ;)

dsl SX

2019-08-09 20:26

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^ now uncancelled (fingers crossed).

night cub US

2019-08-09 20:30

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I can see it

Baube QC

2019-08-09 20:34

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sad it got cancelled, its a nice car ( not the crashed one in the article but Google ones )

Sandie SX

2019-08-09 20:38

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The wheels have 6 spokes (they're clearer if you zoom). I also think there is a spoiler, look at each side of the boot.

220 Coupe had seven spoke wheels, Turbo Coupe had six spoke ones, VVC had five spoke ones. 216/1.6 seemed to come with pretty much all of the possibilities plus steel wheels with plastic covers. This can be verified through brochures and looking at real samples on Google images (only one I'm not sure are original on 1.6s are the 5 spoke VVC wheels, but that's not really relevant here).

[Image: Scan33.jpg]

Six spoke wheels and spoiler = Turbo or (most likely) late 1.6 Coupe.

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the sad biker UK

2019-08-09 21:04

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I think the dangerous angle is a bit exaggerated, the gearboxes were like a hand grenade with no pin though.

dsl SX

2019-08-09 21:09

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That's a pity. Glass's is fairly clear about which wheels for which models, but if it doesn't work, it doesn't work.

dsl SX

2019-08-09 21:30

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Baube wrote sad it got cancelled, its a nice car

R8 family was a seriously good car - I had lots of the ordinary 214s and 216s as lease and rentals during early 90s and really liked them. Well designed on a Honda base, cheerful and fun to drive - would like to drive one again now 25 years on to see if they're still as good as I remember.

One of the great What-Ifs of British car history - what would have happened if Honda had been allowed to merge with/buy out Rover in late 1980s as they wanted to do, instead of the politically forced sale to an unwilling British Aerospace?? Would Rover still be a proud British brand today??

Baube QC

2019-08-09 21:32

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design on a Honda base.. that's why i had that 2nd gen Integra feeling.. :)

those are sadly questions that only a parralel universe could answer..

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Sandie SX

2019-08-09 21:37

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dsl wrote One of the great What-Ifs of British car history - what would have happened if Honda had been allowed to merge with/buy out Rover in late 1980s as they wanted to do, instead of the politically forced sale to an unwilling British Aerospace?? Would Rover still be a proud British brand today??


Probably would have as much of a positive impact on Honda's now ailing European business too.

dsl SX

2019-08-10 01:05

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Rover 220 Turbo Coupé - 1992 24 hours World Land Speed Record.

Baube QC

2019-08-10 01:11

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nice.. love that mid T-Top / mid moonroof thing

mok HK

2019-08-10 04:53

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:beer:

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