For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:14 pm

Lord Sward wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:49 pm
A Washington number?

If you'd rather have a 620SLI auto, I'm your man.
What's the deal with the 620SLi? Might be interested.............
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by Lord Sward » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:18 pm

1998 Rover 620 SLI Auto, known to me since around 2000, it had been in the same family since 1999 from memory (first owner was Rover). I eventually bought it 18 months ago and I've used it regularly since.. It clocked over 70,000 miles on Friday just gone. Looks and drives terrific. I can email pictures if you like?

BRG, grey cloth interior.
Has the optional lux pack fitted.
Has a full stainless steel exhaust.
Fully serviced by Rover Master Tech mate October 2019.
Lots of service history and invoices to go with it.
Leather bound handbook present.
NO RUST. ANYWHERE
All electric windows (x4) and electric sunroof work.
Heated mirrors can fry an egg in under a minute
AIR-CON fitted as part of the 'Lux-Pack' but needs a condenser (circa £70 for a new one, very easy to replace). Prior to that being punctured, it worked.
Factory rubber floor mats and front mats fitted.
Leather steering wheel/twin airbags.
Handbrake works 100%
I used to sell these new back in the day.

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:49 pm

Thanks, it's not what i'd be looking for in a 620 though.
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by Lord Sward » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:09 pm

Of our curiosity, what would you be looking for?

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:39 pm

Lord Sward wrote:
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Of our curiosity, what would you be looking for?
An earlier one with the Honda engine and autobox but they all seem to be a ridiculous price at the moment. I'm not in any hurry for it, just something i'm mulling over in my mind at the moment.
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by Richard Moss » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:12 pm

I thought that all 620 autos were Honda engined? The only Rover engines being the T series turbo and L series turbo diesel
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Richard Moss wrote:
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I thought that all 620 autos were Honda engined? The only Rover engines being the T series turbo and L series turbo diesel
I know sometime after 1996 Rover ran out of Honda engines so had to fit the T series petrol in the n/asp cars Richard. An ex-girlfriend had a late R reg 620 with a T series in it.
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by Lord Sward » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:43 pm

I'm afraid Rover were contractually obliged to build 600s with Honda engines and gearboxes. The only except being the diesels which were built by Land Rover (early ones were pilot built in Longbridge) and fitted with a Honda gearbox manufactured in Longbridge, but built under licence. Honda agreed to this (substantial re-engineering) as the Accord and Civic also needed and subsequently used that powertrain. This project got its own codename, SK2, as the modifications under the bonnet were substantial. Rover were allowed to fit the 200ps T-series Turbo petrol, again with a Honda gearbox built under licence but fitted with a Torsen limited slip differential as this engine was the petrol version of the diesel, so Rover could get away with it (Both petrol T-series and diesel L series shared engine numbers as officially the L-series never existed).

So in answer to your question, a 620 auto only ever came with the higher output 2.0 petrol Honda engine (made in Swindon) coupled to a 4-speed Hondamatic gearbox (built in Japan).

No 600 was ever fitted with a n/a T-series or and no 600 was ever fitted with an auto gearbox that wasn't made by Honda and coupled to a Honda engine.

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by Lord Sward » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:31 pm

I see this is now for sale again on Gumtree.

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am

Lord Sward wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:31 pm
I see this is now for sale again on Gumtree.
https://www.gumtree.com/p/rover/a-rare- ... 1393396669

Oddly the Gumtree pics show the original Rover expansion tank, not the Volvo conversion.

See the first post on here showing the pics.
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by tallyman » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:52 pm

Hi did you sell your ROver in the end?

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:39 am

tallyman wrote:
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Hi did you sell your ROver in the end?
Are you looking for one?
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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by tallyman » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:12 pm

I was but i got one. I am now looking for a glove box in grey for him and an original style radio for it and my 618. Any ideas where i could scorse the above?

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Re: For Sale 820 SLi Goodrunner, £450.00 only!

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:01 pm

Which grey? There are two, one is Ash Grey and the other if memory serves is Slate Grey. You can find the trim colour code on the plate at the bottom of the B-pillar when you open the passenger door. It will have a three letter paint code such as GMN (White Gold 2) and a three letter trim code such as LOY which i think is Slate Grey.

I may have a radio but would need to check, it would come with the 6-disc CD changer if so. Couple of slightly loose buttons on it - never bothered about fixing them.

Not sure which radio was fitted in the 618, i looked at one once and found it too lethargic, especially compared to the 620 with the Honda engine, those 200cc made a huge difference!

If you can't find an OE radio for it, seriously consider a more up to date head unit, the sound quality difference is surprising! Also some modern units don't look out of place if you get the right one :

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Came with BlueTooth, a hands-free microphone for phone calls, you can load your music onto your phone and link the phone via BT then run sat-nag, music and even take calls all of which play through the car speakers. Soft fade between music/sat-nag/phone calls and there are interfaces available to link with the OE steering wheel remote buttons. Yes, my steering wheel buttons control the new head unit.

If anyone is interested, i do know of an 827SLi in White Gold 2 that's up for sale. No MoT at present, will need some welding to the back ends of the sills. As far as other things go, it's a 1994 car, resprayed by Rover in 1999 under warranty, it came from the factory with 17" Vitesse alloys and leather interior (now i believe upgraded to electric front seats) with the build sheet to prove, about 161k miles, good tyres (i think, would need to verify), good engine and box etc so the main thing would be the sills. Think he's looking for about £600 but would need to check that.
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