The unsettling exhaust tone transforms into a raw, gruff snarl that keeps fixtures and fittings firmly in place. The development work was carried out at Rover's Cowley plant and Honda's Tochigi development centre. The dashboard creaks, while the bonnet seems to flex with each cylinder block pulsation. It also saw the application of ultrasonic alarm system developed originally for the Rover 800 range, giving both perimetric and volumetric protection. The glass was an advanced, semi reflective material, coated with titanium. The dashboard creaks, whereas the bonnet seems to flex with each pulsating round of piston fire. Whilst saving money on your next used Rover purchase.
Despite the old-fashioned production methods, the Coupe sold in reasonable numbers — it was never a high-volume car, but it did sell in decent enough numbers for Rover to keep it in production right until the end of the 800 series in 1998. Looking for a used Rover in Wales? From February 1992 until 1996, the 800 Coupé came exclusively with the 2. Grille fins became silver in colour, instead of their former black. In many cases repair would not have been an option due to liner problems. A great swathe of enthusiasts across the nation enjoy, modify and restore Rovers of all ages. If you can find a 2. As a daily hack with a difference, you can do a lot worse.
The twin panels could be tilted or detached independently, and the bar itself could also be removed and stored in the boot in a special protective cover. We can help you find used Rover 800 vehicle parts from all over the country from our network of 250+ breakers, and all can deliver your parts directly to you in Wales. Comments come thick and fast from friends and work colleagues about my chosen wheels, but I remain unperturbed. Can't find the Rover in Wales you're looking for? It feels as though the car is crafted from cardboard — but then proceedings get interesting. This is designed to supplement the seat belt and to provide additional protection in frontal impacts. Compared with the hefty V6 automatic, this model feels somewhat sprightly.
Corrosion problems in early models also marred its reputation. Co-developed with , it was a close relative to the and the successor to the. Admittedly, pushing beyond 70mph changes everything; at this point, the engine is driven out of its comfort zone and into something of a frenzy. From February 1992 until 1996, the Rover 800 Coupe came exclusively with the 2. A budget version of the 800, using an eight-valve as opposed to the usual 16-valve version of the was introduced. Getting to know the Rover 800 Coupé What has continuously boggled my mind was the original price tag.
The steering on the Honda version is speed sensitive, and should weight-up with speed. Looking to find and buy Rover 800 car parts, Rover 800 spares, car panels, car doors, replacement parts, alloy wheels, a reconditioned car engine or even a replcement gearbox - and want it delivered next day to Wales? Working my way towards the A1 from Peterborough on my road trip, the 800 Coupé was beginning to grow on me. As a result, the handling dynamics fell short of its rivals. Use the used car search box on the left to change your search parameters and bring back the Rover cars to match your Rover search. The Vitesse became available at the same time as the 2675 cc Honda V6. We link up with car breaker's and vehicle dismantlers offering next day delivery to Wales on their guaranteed Rover 800 car parts and car spares. The cars were not undersealed and were seam welded and fully race prepared.
Listen closely for differential bearing whine in fourth and fifth gear. Meeting the clutch biting point to pull away amplifies such questionable build quality. Automotive historians also struggle to grasp the Rover 800 Coupé's original price tag. This Coupé, which I had wanted to hate so badly, had captured my affection despite its initial flaws. But how does it hold up now? The phrase rings true when it boils down to performance, too. It was instead a four-pot; a weedy 2.
Keeping to sensible speeds has rarely been so relaxing. Non-sport Vitesse models have approx 180 bhp 130 kW , whilst the sport has 197 bhp 147 kW. Simply browse through the results and contact the used Rover dealer in Wales if any of the Rover cars listed catch your eye. The club has come together through an online network of 800 owners, contributing to popular forums and also a facebook group. As it happened I was due to visit Scotland that weekend, and the realisation that I would have to pilot such a machine almost 1000 miles filled me with dread. Utilising such enhancements as sodium-filled exhaust valves and forged pistons the car produced 180 bhp 134 kW , although there is much speculation about this figure being severely held back by the electronics as not to step on the toes of the 177 bhp 132 kW V6-engined models as well as to preserve the reliability of the gearbox.
Compared with the hefty V6 automatic, this model feels somewhat sprightly. At the time of the launch, the Sterling provoked controversy as it overlapped in price with the entry level versions of the which was launched at the same time, and had been developed largely when Jaguar was still part of British Leyland. © Motorious Rover 800 Coupe Once a vision of cheap failure, the 2. Through our network of car breakers, car dismantlers and scrap yard we can source and supply discounted Rover 800 car parts and spares to you in Wales. All versions had manual transmission as standard, with an automatic option only with the 1.
So, should you buy one? This was especially damaging as at the same time, the same core vehicle, the was doing well in America. Even in car circles, the British marque is met with considerable disdain. View in gallery Firing up the ignition, the car radiates with vibration most unbefitting of a luxurious Coupé. If you still can't find the exact Rover you want, contact some of the used Rover dealers to see if they can locate one for you. You can tell that a car has burrowed under your skin when you look back and fleetingly absorb its stance once parked up. It was good for a reported speed of 130mph — but then things got weird.