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Rover SD1
Rover
aka Rover 2000
Rover 2300
Rover 2300 S
Rover 2400 SD Turbo
Rover 2600
Rover 2600 S
Rover 2600 SE
Rover 2600 Vanden Plas
Rover 3500
Rover 3500 SE
Rover 3500 Vanden Plas
Rover 3500 Vanden Plas EFi
Rover V8-S
Rover Vitesse
Production 1976–1986
303,345 produced
Class Full size car
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Similar Citroen CX
Lancia Gamma
Renault 30
Saab 900
Designer David Bache & Spen King

The Rover SD1 was a car produced by British Leyland and Austin Rover from 1976 to 1986. The SD referes to Specialist Division. The V8 version was popular with the British Police.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Rover SD1 Review.

Recent Changes

Early in 1982, Rover unveiled the Cowley-built, facelifted line to the public. These cars benefited mostly from small cosmetic changes on the exterior as well as a quite extensively redesigned interior. Beginning car-spotters can distinguish the two series by the headlights, which were chrome-rimmed and flush fitting on the later, recessed on the earlier series, the deeper rear window, and by the C-posts, which were flat on later, ribbed on earlier cars. Other details, which are not as easy to assign include the rear wiper, the trim strip under the tail lights, engine size badges on front wings, amended Viking badges, etc.

Styles and Major Options

The car was never marketed as the "SD1". The models produced (throughout the life of the range, not all at once) included:

  • Rover 2000
  • Rover 2300
  • Rover 2300 S
  • Rover 2400 SD Turbo
  • Rover 2600
  • Rover 2600 S
  • Rover 2600 SE
  • Rover 2600 Vanden Plas
  • Rover 3500
  • Rover 3500 SE
  • Rover 3500 Vanden Plas
  • Rover 3500 Vanden Plas EFi
  • Rover V8-S
  • Rover Vitesse

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Design quirks and oddities

A Rover SD1 appeared in a music video clip, Don't You Want Me Baby.

Awards

won European car of the year 1977

See Also

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ROVER

British Leyland


Triumph | Lanchester | Woleseley | Alvis | Rover | BSA | Standard | Jaguar | Morris | Austin | Vanden Plas


P3 · P4 · P5 · P6 · SD1 · 25 · 75 (post-P4) · 45 · 400 · 200 · 100 (post-P4) · 800 · 600 · CityRover · Estoura · Streetwise


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John Kemp Starley and William Sutton Corporate website A brand of the SAIC group


External Links

Austin rover online Sd1 page

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