earliest 16v? when were they released?

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humer
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earliest 16v? when were they released?

Postby humer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:30 am

So I bought an 8v Kjet and have replaced all the engine and running gear to CE1 16v, from opening the bonnet and looking at both mine and a friends F plate 16v, there are no differences.
I also have all the early 16v badges (I think - might be the later more square 16v grill badge - came off a G plate 16v)

Can anyone help with the build year of the first 16v's, were any of them on a C plate or were the first ones all D plates, also what colour options were available for the 16v, im sure they made an Atlas grey 16v also?

Just thinking out loud, for some reason the wife doesn't know the answers to these questions and gets bored when I ask! lol
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Re: earliest 16v? when were they released?

Postby Damien.wrl » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:23 am

First built 1986, only ever seen D reg though
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Re: earliest 16v? when were they released?

Postby humer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:48 pm

that's what I thought, mine might confuse a few people then!
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earliest 16v? when were they released?

Postby TeeTee » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:38 pm

D reg is the earliest for UK cars. I think the colours for the first run were alpine white, tornado red, black, diamond silver, and jade green. Not sure about atlas grey, but probably.
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Re: earliest 16v? when were they released?

Postby annavr6 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:12 pm

chassis number should tell you. Maybe worth getting a birth certificate
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Re: earliest 16v? when were they released?

Postby brotherdan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:18 pm

I have a D reg 16v in Monza Blue
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