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Rover 214 Enduro / Stage / Road Rally Car – For Sale

The time has come to sell my rally car, lack of time and money to run two rally cars means one of the fleet needs to go.

So here goes:-

As most of you will know I have built the car myself, with help along the way from The Rover Centre (Owen Jamie) for the build and on-going repairs, and the cage and seat mounts were professionally installed by Peter at Fabricage. The car has done a lot of work and events, and has served me very well and provided me with some excellent results including an outright win on a CMC Gymkhana, and many top 5/10 endurance finishes. With a good driver the car could be a winner.

The shell is a bit bruised and battered from being a rally car for the last 5 years, so don’t expect a concourse car. However it has always passed scrutineering and always received positive and favourable feedback from MSA Scrutineers for the quality of build.

Ideal for a beginner or someone new to the sport, or someone looking to build a new car, this would make an ideal re-shell as it has EVERYTHING you would need.

Road Tax. Oct 2012

MOT: April 2013

Good points

– Very strong engine, suspected to be an earlier 1.4 K-series engine, with the better flowing early head and manual tensioner, which is key to prevent the cam belt slipping. This engine produced 121.9bhp (fly) on Emerald’s rolling road last year, I have the print out to prove it, and with the new free’er flowing exhaust I suspect it would now bit even a bit higher than that.

– New rear beam only recently fitted by The Rover Centre (very straight) and excellent handbrake, best I’ve had on a rally car.

– Car built to Rover Centre spec.

– Gaz suspension, with the improved Coil Springs of Sheffield custom spec front springs which remove the chance of going coil bound.

– Emerald ECU, mapped by Dave Walker at Emerald in Norfolk on their rolling road. It was even featured in Dave’s PPC feature in January 2012. Comes with 3 maps, and all settings, plus ECU to computer cable. (I will supply all maps, but not the laptop).

– MSA Stage Log-booked (pre-2009 log book), with FIA spec seats belts.

– Gearbox is the late spec with closer ratios and stronger casing made by Gartrac.

– Recent full service, including all engine HT electrics.

– Receipts and paperwork for everything!

Bad points

– Paint work is scratched and bumpers are a bit battered, after all it has been a rally car!

– Fuel tank is dented, so only carries

30 litres of fuel – this is fine to do more than 100 competitive miles, so apart from on VERY long events doesn’t cause an issue.

– Both seats and belts are likely to need to be replaced at the end of the year, unless the MSA changes their mind on these rules. This only applies to stage rallies, they are more than legal for all other forms of motorsport.

– Very very occasionally when driven very hard in 1st it will jump out of 1st gear, all other gears fine.

Spec :-

Shell :

1998 – Rover 200 shell in Tahiti Blue

Fitted with a Fabricage 6-point FIA approved Roll cage, fitted by Fabricage

OMP Record 2 Seat FIA Approved (with wrap-around head restraints), seat mounts welded in by Fabricage

OMP Dished steering wheel

TRS 6-point FIA Spec 3 Harnesses

DTM Mirrors (with spares!)

Side Windows with FIA Spec safety film

Cibie Super Bi-Oscar (H4 bulbs, giving a dipping / fog / drive option) spotlights with quick-release connectors

Alloy bonnet pins

10mm Dural Sump Guard – Rover Centre design

Rover Centre design tank guard

All major trim

Most sound proofing has been removed

Front Rear strut-braces

Front turrets have been plated seam welded – KC Smith Bodyshop

Rear strut tops have been plated – KC Smith Bodyshop

Both front sub-frames seam welded

Engine Gearbox :

All standard, in line with the Endurance Rallying rules.

Standard 1396cc Rover K-series engine, head has been skimmed and new head gasket fitted (by The Rover Centre). Engine has now done over 125k miles. Running on CarPlan 5w-40 Fully Synthetic Oil.

Now running with an Emerald K6 ECU, mapped by Dave Walker at Emerald – on the rolling road the engine was showing 121.9 bhp at the flywheel.

Running with the standard OEM airbox (rules), with a KN panel filter fitted.

Rover R65 gearbox, with the late casing made by Gartrac and closer ratios (only slightly though!), standard Rover Centre ‘rally spec’ clutch. Additional gearbox mount on the front adding an additional brace on the bellhousing.

FIA Spec Fuel Sample Valve .

All engine mounts are uprated with polybushes, rear gearbox mount has be modified to provide extra bracing – Rover Centre design.

Wider Rover 214 ‘air-con’ rad, with twin fans.

OEM Exhaust manifold leading to a 1.8Ltr OEM cat, then an OEM Rover 200 Diesel centre pipe, leading to an OEM Rover 218 Back Box.

Wheels, Suspension Tyres :

Wheels. Compomotives MO’s 14 5.5J 45ET x 4 supplied less tyres

Can be supplied with other steel wheels and tyres to be negotiated, can supply car with 6 enduro (List IV) legal tyres.


Front: Gaz ‘Gold’ coilovers with ‘Rover Centre’ Spec springs made by Coil Springs of Sheffield (designed for more travel and to stop the springs going coilbound).

Rear: Gaz ‘Gold’ coilovers with progressive Eibach springs.

Anti-roll bars:-

Front: Rover 25 GTi 160 – 25mm

Rear: None


Standard all round, but running EBC Yellow front Pads (x2 spare sets available for cost price), and all flexible lines are Aeroquip’ed.


Standard Loom, apart from the rear hatch which has been re-wired as I have removed the central locking, heated rear screen and rear wiper. Additional earth connected to the alternator.

Electronic electric cut-off switch – FIA Spec.

Rad cooling fan over-ride switch.

Uprated washer spray jets, and additional plumbed washer fluid piping and pump to supply washer fluid directly to wiper blades.

Navigator’s window converted to ‘one-touch’ down, for ease at controls. Drivers side ‘one-touch’ removed to save weight.

Circuit Innovation ‘big’ clock with seconds.

Rover 25 dials with digital trip.

Air-horns, with central switch for both driver nav access.

Sony Radio / CD Player – useful on long road sections and has RDS with traffic alerts, useful for road sections on busy roads.

Brantz International Pro 2 Trip Meter with average speed remote zero functions.

Shift Light linked to engine ECU.

Car is packed ready to do the Bullnose, so could be bought today and rallied tomorrow!

£3000 ono – will come with plenty of spares (number of spares to be negotiated).

Car located in Aylesbury.

Detailed pictures can be provided, but plenty of pictures are available on

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