Rover 3500 SD1 Vanden Plas: A vehicle for real individualists
– 157hp from a 3.5L V8 petrol engine with 2 constant pressure flat draft carburetors
– Automatic transmission
– 3 owners
– Read mileage of only 70,590 KM
– Blue exterior paintwork with a gray suede interior
– Alloy wheels
– Trailer hitch
– NEW: tyres, battery, spark plugs and oil service
– German registration, admission as historic vehicle + valid technical control (MoT) until 06/2024
The vehicle belongs to a private collection, which is now being liquidated
The Rover SD1 was modern in 1976. Maserati and Ferrari hints combined with a hatchback and V8 made for a whimsical mix.
The Rover 3500 SD1 was the first car from British Leyland’s newly formed Specialist Cars Division (SD). It followed the big P5 in 1976, and the quirky modern P6. The SD1 became the last major Rover worthy of the name.
In the mid-1980s, Tom Walkinshaw Racing, along with other racing teams, used the Rover SD1 in some circuit races, and from 1985 to 1987 the German driver Armin Hahne drove the Rover SD1.
In Germany, a Rover 3500 SD1 has always been a case for individualists. For aficionados who weren’t put off by the bad stories about English cars.