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Another set of SD1 Rear Lights

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ChrisJ    671

On a lovely looking Rover SD1 2300 on the A414 turning off towards WGC.

Not seen one of these for many a year.

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Buddsy    974

I done over 130mph in a tuned V8 one once! I love them...mini Ferrari Daytona!

 

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Alfa2Evora    322

I ran a Vitesse for 3 and a bit years back in the mid-80s.

Loved it, and every time I see one (which is unfortunately very rarely these days) I regret parting with it.

rover sd1.jpg

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silverfrost    984

I remeber seeing one of the techincal contributors on Practical classics or practical performance cars  running one of these with an old tank engine fitted !   He even took it to the ring for a lap :)  Absolute mental motor.   

They are indeed a true British muscle car imo and are still loved by plenty of folks today,  sadly like a lot of the cars from this period they suffer terribly with the old tin worm sadly. Which put many in the crusher long before there time should of been due  :(

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ramjet    613

I have a friend in WA that has two SD1's.

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ChrisJ    671
3 hours ago, silverfrost said:

sadly like a lot of the cars from this period they suffer terribly with the old tin worm sadly

My dad had a 2300 from new - his first company car - was replaced within 2 years as it had rotted away. The 2600 auto replacement was a lot better.

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silverfrost    984

Cracking looking car Stephen,   I have heard that the club is full of die hard fans, but i suppose we can say that about any clubs really :)

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ian29gte    1,921

I had a V8 5-speed SD1 many years ago. It fell to bits, literally.  Rust was a major problem, too.

Great car, awful build quality, but the engine and box were fantastic, as was the ride.

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Loose Cannon    464

A lime green V8-S is still on the bucket list. Jawdropping when new.

 

 

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internets    247

A friend had a lovely 3500 vanden plas in gold, looked fantastic and was quick but spent much time in the garage being fixed and when it wasn't in the garage it could only manage 8 MPG. The cockpit with all the square gauges etc looked very eighties. I remember once he decided to use it for work and it broke down and left him stranded on a motorway. Cost him a lot to get it fixed and hire another vehicle to get where he was going lol

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Alfa2Evora    322
20 hours ago, Loose Cannon said:

A lime green V8-S is still on the bucket list. Jawdropping when new.

 

 

Just for you.

59bbc646c8347_tritongreenSD1.jpg.224f66b3cfe0a3ae9fccf910b689b284.jpg

 

The official name for the colour is Triton Green just in case you need to know. I had a TR8 in that colour - very left field in that 80's world of beige and brown, :lol: .

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Loose Cannon    464

I think theres only about 2 or 3 left so its an outside chance. Just one of those childhood moments where you say "when I grow up I want one of those"...like many of us happened with the Esprit!

 

TBH I love the SD1 in any shade, but I always preferred the pre-facelift ones, before the added chrome trim around the front lights and wraparound bumpers.

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