The Rover SD1 that’s featured so prominently in these pages since 2006 is now going up for sale.
For those who have not been following the story, here are some highlights.
It’s a 3500, five-speed manual model, registered in August 1976, and currently has 50,000 miles on the odometer. It’s MoT’d until April 2012 and taxed until the end of the year. Mechanically it’s top notch with no real issues that we can think of, having been thoroughly recommissioned following its full body restoration. Jobs that have been done in the past year include new brakes front and rear, fluid and filter changes, electrical overhaul, new tyres all-round), and countless other jobs which you will find documented via the Polish Rover SD1 section of AROnline.
As well as that, the body has been subjected to a full body restoration carried out in Poland. It was been stripped back to bare metal and was treated to a top quality respray, which is near-flawless. Any rust or corrosion was comprehensively dealt with, either through the fitment of brand new Rimmer Bros panels, the creation of new panels, or cutting out and replacing with lead. Again, it’s all documented on-site through the restoration story on this website.
The only jobs that need doing are the relining of the interior C-posts and headlining.
The price is £4750 or near offer, which is top-book for an SD1, but a near unique opportunity to own one of these early ‘single strap’ models in such excellent condition. Interesting trade-ins are positively encouraged, too!
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