My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby chr15e » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:15 pm

Here's a pic of every 800 I've owned so far. October 2008.

This is where it began back in October 2000. Long story short I was after a 416 and the insurance was cheaper on a MK1 820 and cheaper still on a MK2 820. I spent a fortune on it then gave it my mum after buying the next one.

92 820 Si Auto Oct 2000

Paid £450 for it, spent about £1500 on it. Had a respray, all new shocks, springs, brakes, HG, alsorts.
Waste of money really. 180K when it was sold.

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96 825 Sterling Auto Apr 2001

Bought this 7 months later. Back when 800's were fetching decent money. Paid £4500 for it during which time the gaskets were changed. Spent around £2K on it and sold it 7 months later.

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93 820 SLi auto Oct 2001

Rustiest 800 I've owned, quickest 2L I've known. Used as a runabout.

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92 820 Vitesse. Dec 2001

Only pic I have of this. It's at the back honest. :D Bought for spares. Dec 2001

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94 827 Sterling auto. Apr 2002

My pride and joy for 5 years. Scrapped it in July 07.

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89 827 Si auto. Aug 2003

Bought off a mate at work for parts. This is from when I first got the garage I was renting.

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92 820 SLi manual. Bought for parts. Dec 2003

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97 825 Sterling. Bought for the seats etc. Dec 2003

Had snapped belts.

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96 827 I manual. Jan 2004

Written off 3 months after I bought it. Actually miss this one. :D

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89 827 Sterling auto. Mar 2004

Bought for £75 with a snapped cambelt by my dad. Another engine was dropped in. This pic flatters it to be honest.

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93 820 Si Manual. Apr 2004

Not the car in the main pic. That was an 820 my mum owned for a short while. It's in the background. Only pic I have.

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91 827 Vitesse auto. June 2004

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93 820 Vitesse. June 2004

Bought it for the wheels. Still have them now.

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92 825 D. Oct 2004

Done 180K when it went. Belt issues otherwise I would probably still have it now.

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1991 827 Sterling manual. Mar 2005

Converted from auto at some point. Planned as a project and never finished.

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94 820 Si manual. Apr 2005

Snapped cambelt, bought for parts.

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1989 820 I. Apr 2005

Freebie, engine siezed up.

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94 827 Coupe auto. Jun 2005

Bought for parts. Accident damaged.

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91 820 Se. Jul 2005

Bought if for the boot. :D Paid £25 for it.

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95 820 Vitesse sport. Jul 2005

Bought for parts, Too good to have scrapped but I did. Lots of niggles but nothing seriously wrong.

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92 827 Sterling auto. Aug 2005

Genuine 54K, body was poor though.

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95 827 Sterling auto. Aug 2005

Paid £75 for it. My mate used and abused it for 6 months then it died. Suspected HGF.

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94 827 Coupe auto. Sep 2005

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91 827 Sterling auto. Nov 2005

Now owned by Rich Clements.

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98 820 Si Manual. Feb 2006

Accident damaged. Bought for £50.

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90 827 Vitesse Manual. May 2006

Scrapped due to rust in the sills. Was a daily car.

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99 820 Vitesse. Jul 2006

Bought for project honda and then changed my mind.

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89 827 Vitesse manual. Jul 2006

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97 825 Sli Auto. Aug 2006

Bought for parts. HGF.

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90 827 Sterling auto. Nov 2006

Current car.

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91 820 Turbo.Feb 2007

Bought it to fix then decided against it. The right decision after later driving a working one.

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96 827 I. Mar 2007

I was hoping it would be worth saving but wasn't. Bought for £50, scrapped for £80 and got a manual box out of it.

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97 827 Sterling. Apr 2007

Exported to France from new and the re-imported.

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91 827 Si manual. Jun 2007

My project.

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97 820 Sli Manual. Aug 2007

Bought as a daily runner as it had LPG. Turned out to be the most troublesome 800 I've owned. LPG now removed.
Now scrapped.

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94 827 Sterling Auto. Aug 2007

Fitted with LPG. Hoped it would replace the 820 above but it was a heap so I scrapped it.

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97 820 Vitesse. Sep 2007

Bought for bits. Bodywork was in a bad way.

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92 827 Sterling Auto. Sep 2007

Bought for £50. Best value car I've ever bought. Now being run by my dad.

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95 827 Sli Auto Sep 2007

My dads old car, swapped him for the Sterling above.

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91 820 Turbo "Tickford" Oct 2007 Jan 2008

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92 825 SLD. Nov 2007

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89 820 Se Auto. Nov 2007

Bought for parts. Snapped cambelt.

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97 827 Sli Manual. Dec 2007

Another R reg 827. Apparently built to order.

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91 820 Se Jan 2008
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89 827 Si Oct 2008
Pic to be added yet.
Chris

97 827 Sli Manual
91 827 Si Manual
90 827 Sterling Auto
89 827 SI Manual
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby The Flying Dutchman » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:29 pm

Chris, you did it again !!!! :mrgreen:
Job.
'73 P5B Saloon
'96 220 Coupe
'97 820Si
'96 Triumph Herald 12/50
'96 Triumph TR6

Due to recent cutbacks the light at the end of the tunnel is switched off !!
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby Freewheel » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:29 pm

Chris - Welcome.

I see you've slowed down a bit recently!!!

I wonder why...
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby chr15e » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:13 pm

A few reasons really.

I no longer need anymore parts, I have enough for the next few decades. :D

I'm no longer buying cars I don't like.

I've also been busy sorting my yard out to get a garage built.
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby Richard Clements » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:25 pm

Update on the Sterling in photo #24, It was scrapped in January this year due to being hit by a truck in Bristol, although it was repaired it wasn't the same afterwards, it does live on in my Si though.
1989 827 Si Fastback, Manual, Pulsar Silver Metalic
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby Phil - Nottingham » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:34 pm

Nice pics!

You must be real expert on these - I prefer to forget. Real bargains now if you have got the cash to srash them away for a few years.

I travelled 120miles to get a decent secondhand door mirror for £100 in 1992 after it was knocked off by a lorry as I was driving along. £100 was worth quite a bit more then as well
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby 47p2 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:16 pm

Phil - Nottingham wrote:Nice pics!
I travelled 120miles to get a decent secondhand door mirror for £100 in 1992 after it was knocked off by a lorry as I was driving along. £100 was worth quite a bit more then as well


You can buy a whole car for not much more now
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby Phil - Nottingham » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:55 pm

Far less according to the original post :o
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby achandler » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:13 pm

What an impressive collection of Rover 800's - I thought I had a soft spot for them but yours is positively marshmallow like.
I have owned 4 over the last 8 years, with no major complaints about any of them. Actually the first (a Series 1 820Sli manual, hatchback) was easily the best, bought from a dealer in Stockport it turned out to have been assembled for a manager at Rover, with every extra he could wangle out of the parts bins. Slightly lowered suspension and an uprated engine, it drove beautifully and was a dream drive on good roads. Sadly very unsuitable for the job I had.
My present 800 is a 1997 825 Si, (with a rebuilt engine - surprise, surprise!) auto. It has the fabric seats, which in our somewhat warmer climate out here in New Zealand is rather more practical, as is the climate control!
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Re: My 800s past and present - Pic Heavy

Postby Ginter » Mon May 01, 2017 2:14 pm

Good to see another loyal Rover man. What are you driving these days? Still a rover I hope. Would be cool if you did an update post.
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