R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

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R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by th1360 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Just spotted this Vitesse Coupe for sale which is described as immaculate

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C803864

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http://www.whitewallclassics.co.uk/rove ... coupe.html

Registration Date: 01 August 1997
Mileage: 189,900
Condition: Excellent

Based on the advert it sounds like it has been really well looked after with plenty spent on it
Advert mentions complete replacement of inner and outer sills that were professionally hand built to exacting measures at a cost of over £1200!

Price - £2,850

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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by SJG » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:23 pm

That is the vitesse that Brad recently bought and then sold. It was a manual and he can only drive automatics. He sold it for a lot less than this is advertised for.
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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by th1360 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:24 pm

It looks like the car was for sale on eBay about a month ago (late September)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1997-ROVER-80 ... 7675.l2557

Classified Ad £1,500

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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by mjc9967 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:12 pm

Brad buying 800's again??? There is still hope!
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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by scotty2 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm

Still MOTd and Taxed. Wonder where...
In April 2010 it had done 56830 miles. In April 11 it had 172418 miles Some year!

Bit of searching suggests South Wales - Selling at all?

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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by CHR15E » Fri May 24, 2019 5:50 pm

My Jeep has a random entry in it's history like that. Though the opposite way to this car.

2 September 2016 63,753 miles

4 September 2015 124,918 miles

14 October 2014 54,030 miles

Must have mixed the paperwork up when entering it?
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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:51 am

Here's the MoT history for the car in question. Sort of suggests the tester missed the "1" off the mileage in that year :


R24AAB ROVER 820

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Colour Green
Fuel type Petrol
Date registered 1 August 1997
MOT valid until 1 February 2020

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Date tested 2 February 2019
Pass
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Mileage 195,186 miles
MOT test number 3663 9393 3937
Test location
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Expiry date 1 February 2020
Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):

Front Upper Suspension arm ball joint dust cover severely deteriorated both (5.3.4 (b) (i))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

Offside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge worn on inner edge (5.2.3 (e))
Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c))
Power steering component has slight seepage from a component rack (2.1.5 (a))
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) both ()

What are advisories?
Date tested 22 January 2019
Fail
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Mileage 195,186 miles
MOT test number 8173 7017 0385
Test location
View test location
Repair immediately (major defects):

Drivers seat fore and aft adjustment mechanism not functioning as intended. (6.2.5 (b) (i))
Nearside Rear Tyre has a cut in excess of the requirements deep enough to reach the ply or cords 215/45/17 (5.2.3 (d) (i))
Offside Rear Brake pipe excessively corroded (1.1.11 (c))
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage pin or bush excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))

Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):

Front Upper Suspension arm ball joint dust cover severely deteriorated both (5.3.4 (b) (i))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

Offside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge worn on inner edge (5.2.3 (e))
Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Nearside Rear Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c))
Power steering component has slight seepage from a component rack (2.1.5 (a))
Play in steering rack inner joint(s) both ()

What are defects and advisories?
The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018

Defects are now categorised according to their severity – dangerous, major, and minor. Find out more
Date tested 4 January 2018
Pass
Mileage 192,518 miles
MOT test number 7949 5072 5730
Test location
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Expiry date 22 January 2019
Date tested 23 January 2017
Pass
Mileage 189,912 miles
MOT test number 7619 8958 1383
Test location
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Expiry date 22 January 2018
Date tested 2 April 2016
Pass
Mileage 189,634 miles
MOT test number 7420 2878 3641
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2017
Advisory notice item(s)

Power steering pipe(s) or hose(s) has slight seepage from a joint (2.3.3b)
Nearside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)

What are advisories?
Date tested 8 April 2015
Pass
Mileage 189,550 miles
MOT test number 2868 5859 5071
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2016
Advisory notice item(s)

Power steering pipe(s) or hose(s) has slight seepage from a joint (2.3.3b)
Nearside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
Oil leak

What are advisories?
Date tested 16 April 2014
Pass
Mileage 189,428 miles
MOT test number 6765 0610 4108
Test location
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Expiry date 26 April 2015
Advisory notice item(s)

Power steering pipe(s) or hose(s) has slight seepage from a joint (2.3.3b)
Front Anti-roll bar rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2)
Oil leak

What are advisories?
Date tested 25 April 2013
Pass
Mileage 188,939 miles
MOT test number 5574 1571 3192
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2014
Advisory notice item(s)

Power steering component(s) has slight seepage from a component (2.3.3b)
Oil leak

What are advisories?
Date tested 17 April 2012
Pass
Mileage 187,233 miles
MOT test number 3264 6870 2192
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2013
Advisory notice item(s)

Power steering pipe(s) or hose(s) has slight seepage from a joint (2.3.3b)
Steering system has slight free play detected at steering wheel (2.2.A.1b)
offside outer sill corroded
Oil leak

What are advisories?
Date tested 26 April 2011
Pass
Mileage 172,418 miles
MOT test number 5765 6661 1146
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2012
Date tested 23 April 2010
Pass
Mileage 56,830 miles
MOT test number 6049 4341 0144
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2011
Date tested 22 April 2010
Fail
Mileage 56,830 miles
MOT test number 8546 7201 0142
Test location
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Reason(s) for failure

Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault (3.4.1c)

What are failures?
Date tested 23 April 2009
Pass
Mileage 142,624 miles
MOT test number 6520 2371 9180
Test location
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Expiry date 26 April 2010
Advisory notice item(s)

Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

What are advisories?
Date tested 24 April 2008
Pass
Mileage 126,433 miles
MOT test number 7905 9521 8134
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2009
Date tested 27 April 2007
Pass
Mileage 108,103 miles
MOT test number 2532 4771 7460
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 26 April 2008
Date tested 26 April 2006
Pass
Mileage 90,713 miles
MOT test number 3301 0721 6146
Test location
View test location
Expiry date 25 April 2007

It had done 90k in 2006 and seemed to climb steadily at the rate of 15-18k a year until 2012 when it dropped to between 100 and 1500 a year until 2018 when it did about 3k to 2019 which sort of suggests it was used by someone for work who then retired in 2012 and used it a little until 2018 then sold it to the present owner. Bear in mind the MoT test on any given year could be just after or just before it changed hands so the "new" mileage pattern may or may not show for anything up to a year. Might be the current owner bought it 6 months through the last MoT and did those 3k miles in 6 months and next year it will show a jump of 6k miles for the year or maybe the previous owner suddenly did 2k in the last 10 months of ownership and the new owner did 1k before the MoT a month early and will be doing 12k a year.

For a 22 year old car though, 200k miles isn't bad, it's less than 10k a year on average.
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Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

Post by Charles827si » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 pm

My coupe has both an engine oil leak and a power steering fluid leak ever since I've driven the car.

The first few months owning, the coupe was parked up with a piece of plywood underneath it. Checking for such leaks whilst keeping the floor clean. :lol:

Oddly enough, until last years MOT (when the testing regime was altered) the car never had advisories for any type of leaks.
So it's now got an advisory for engine oil leak.
No advisory for power steering leak. :roll:

One year the coupe got failed for the bonnet catch not closing on the drivers side.
I did a botch fix and then that fix came undone conveniently after the car passed the MOT.
The next year - car went for MOT and the problem was there. Guess what? No mention of that bonnet issue, not even an advisory. :?:
The coupe still failed (but only on the top suspension pin at the front)
Best MOT result so far.. :D
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