Posted this in the BRM section but somehow it doesn't show up, so i'm posting it over here ;-)
I've always liked the Rover 200/25 series and I'm about to buy a 1999 Rover 200 BRM which has covered about 90.000 miles.
If I may believe the previous owner and the garage that it's selling the car has little rust, but I do have a question about that rust.
I've contacted the previous owner (the garage gave me his number which is really great) and he owned the car for about 7-8 years. When he first got it it had bubbles on the roof and it costed him about 800 pounds to restore this. The roof was rewelded at the bad points and then resprayed.
At the moment the car has a few 'new' rust spots on the roof, around the roof gutters again. These are really little spots, I believe less then a cm and with no really bubbles. Should I be concerned to have the roof rewelded and sprayed again or when I'm quick and would grind the rust and paint it, it'd be alright?
The garage told me they've rewelded the sills beneath the doors so they're okay again.
There's no info about the head gasket but the previous owner assured me the engine doesn't take any coolant or oil. Could I expect the head gasket to go soon anyway with this mileage?
And he told me one thing that isn't working alright. The mirror adjusting switch doesn't always work and the mirrors won't auto fold anymore. Is this an easy fix?
Besides this the car has lots of bills with it, the brakes are all new, tires are really well etc.
It has the grill sprayed gray but the OEM orange grill comes with it.
Do I have to check for other places were rust can live? ;-) What other things should I look for?
I believe that besides the head gasket the engine is pretty solid and the car also is besides the rust 😈 ;-)
Thanks for your info guys!
This is the link to the (dutch) ad:
Rover 200 -serie 200 BRM Limited Edition 147pk Tweedehands auto, Benzine, ? 2.450,- occasion in 'T HARDE