Classics, passion for the past

1979 Rover SD1 V8

NZ$ 18500

Body Sedan
Odometer 140000 kms
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3500 cc V8
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Blue
Interior Color Brown
Upholstery Cloth
Steering Rhd
1979 Rover SD1 V8
Tomorrow's Car Today!

The Rover SD1 was the final car designed, engineered and styled by the dream team that brought us the P5, P6 and Range Rover, Spen King, Gordon Bashford and David Bache.

As reviled early on as its predecessor was lauded, the Rover SD1 certainly caused a stir at its 1976 launch. With styling reputedly inspired by Ferrari’s 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, the new car’s swooping hatchback shape and modular, blocky interior divide opinion. It made a great – if rather unlikely – track and rally car.

It was another revolutionary Rover with daring fastback styling, and a lightweight unstressed V8 up-front. These cars go better than one might imagine. There's also enough room in the engine bay to climb in while servicing – and like all SD1s, that's still facilitated by plentiful parts supply.

Once referred to as ‘the poor man’s Aston Martin’ by Motor magazine, the SD1 remains a fast and effective bruiser of a sports saloon. Nowadays, they make good classics, thanks to low values and excellent parts availability and club support.

ABOUT THIS CAR

This 79 SD1 is a very nice car.
Mechanically its awesome.
Interior is factory original and mint - new hood- lining and rear parcel shelf - everything else is factory.
Body is straight and looks clean of rust.
Paintwork is very good.
Car drives beautifully and has impressive handling.
Nelson assembled.
Rare nowadays.
Spare wheel, jack, owners handbook all with car.
Very good tires.
All period correct - lovely car.
All Rover SD1s are elegant, spacious and this V8 is a potent long-distance cruiser. Seldom do these come out of the woodwork and this one comes in a NZ only colour - Astral Blue, which makes it rather special.

Will be sold WOF’d and registered IF sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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