Weekend Edition & A 1993 Rover 216 Coupe that’s for sale on eBay… Would you own it?|Hooniverse

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Weekend Edition #8211; A 1993 Rover 216 Coupe that#8217;s for sale on eBay#8230; Would you own it?

Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend, and as this is Labor Day Weekend here in the US (which marks the official end of Summer here), this will be an abbreviated weekend edition#8230; Question: Do you now have, or have ever acquired, a craving for a British Motorcar that was never officially imported into the States? If so, now is your chance to purchase that rare object of lust, or in this case, a Rover 216 Coupe from 1993.

The Rover 200 Coupe was introduced for the 1992 model year, with a broad array of engines (including a Honda D-Series 1.6 litre engine, and two Rover 2.0 T-Series engines; a normally aspirated version, and a turbocharged version). The Coupe was also equipped with a specially shaped split glass roof system with a central T-Bar, because you could never have enough gadgetry when competing in the small coupe market place. This is a Rover 216 that was sold outside of its home market, and according to all things Wikipedia:

The 200 Coupé was sold throughout Europe, Japan and even in New Zealand. The 216 Coupé sold outside the UK home market came fitted with double over head camshaft Honda power unit, rather than the single over head camshaft unit fitted to the UK cars.

So, how did this British refugee escape to the colonies? Well, the seller can answer that, in this poorly written listing:

Hello, I am selling a Rover 216, this car was legally imported by a Military Service member after a tour of duty in Italy its basically an Acura Integra made by a company called Rover, all parts are available in the US. Its a 1993 car, The Rover 200 is a English company that used the Integra platform and engine to have a reliable and fuel efficient English car. The car has a clean and legal US title in hand.

It is left hand drive and is clean inside and out. The cars come equipped with a D16A8 with 137HP at 6800 RPMs and has a redline of 7100rpms. The car runs and drives perfect and has 62,000 Original miles on the car.

The car has no rust or corrosion anywhere, rims are all in mint shape, tires have good tread depth, interior is pretty much flawless. #8212; Has a new timing belt just installed 200 miles ago.

This car is 100% stock with the 1.6 liter engine its getting around 35MPG and is still zippy, has power windows, alarm, and very usually it has a T-top style sunroof with flips up on either side or both and is removable so its basically a targa top. The styling is very unique and still retains all the reliability of a Honda as it should. Its a very interesting sight to see, most people have no clue what the car is.

Its perfect for a daily driver, taking it to shows and is IDEAL for a B18 swap or something fun like that. It only weighs about 2200 pounds, which is even lighter than the US spec Integras of its age. Car does not have and was not equipped with AC and would have to be swapped in.

It does have power windows, 5 speed manual transmission and its in beautiful shape, inside and out. Miles are actual.

All the parts for the car can be found here in the US easily as its the same as the Acura Integra D16 model and everything works flawless with this car.

There is no significant damage to the body and it is VERY straight and the paint has a high gloss European finish. The hood has a large chip in the paint and there is a smaller crack in the front bumper see pics.

You can take this car absolutely anywhere and gets close to if not 40 on the highway, I have driven this car all over the place, its very fun to take the top off and cruise the town in style!

So, why would you ever consider purchasing a car like this? Well, you would never see another one like it anywhere else in North America. And it is powered by a Honda 1.6 litre D-Series engine, so it should be somewhat reliable.

Good luck finding replacement parts for practically anything else on the car, but that is the fun in owning a grey-market import, isn#8217;t it? Current bid with six days to go is $868.59 with an unmet reserve. The Buy-it-Now price is $4,995 . which is really crazy money in my opinion, but how about you? Take a look at the listing here: 1993 Rover 216 Coupe

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