More action from the Facebook group. This time it’s Photoshopped might-have-beens, and a pair that’s really tickled my fancy. The Rover SD1 always struck me as a car that could have been the basis for a nice range to cover all the niches within the executive sector – and it had a nice, simple, modular platform to enable this to happen. Just look at the Triumph TR7 and the attempts to spin-off alternative models, such as the Lynx and Broadside to see what I’m getting at.
Of course, it’s a purely hypothetical to wonder what could have been, especially as BL didn’t even have the money or resources to get the SD1 estate into production – and as for the Triumph SD2, the cost accountants managed to kill that one stone dead. But imagine if the SD1 had been built by GM – in its good years – and had the time and resources to really develop the SD1, and these CGIs suddenly take on a new poignancy.
Look at the Carlton, Senator and Monza to see what I mean. With something as stylish as the SD1 as a starting point, the sky would have been the limit.
Keep posting your CGIs on Facebook – the best ones will be featured here.