Turn up your Sony Trinitron, un-pause your Ferguson Videostar and enjoy this prime slice of 1980s nostalgia. 10 July 1986 was the launch date of the Rover 800 and, as you can see from this advert, its high-tech demeanor must have looked like something else, compared with the olde worlde charm of the outgoing Rover SD1.
Mind you, this being Rover – even if it’s the slick Graham Day-era Rover – there was, of course, a blooper in the advert. Fast forward to 17 seconds in on this 41-second piece, and you’ll see that one of the main beam headlamps has blown. Wonder how many people noticed back in the day? Not many, given how successful it was, and how quick sales were…
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