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1986 Rover SD1 Vitesse 3.5 V8 Twin Plenum

Lot Number: 692

1986 Rover SD1 Vitesse 3.5 V8 Twin Plenum

A good example of the rare Twin Plenum with a detailed history file that includes the original service book and reams of historical receipts - Offered Without Reserve.

  • Sold for: £17,438

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 12th November, 2022 at 10.00am GMT at NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

  • Body Colour

    Targa Red

  • Drive


  • Registration Number


  • Odometer Reading

    67344 Miles


A good example of the rare Twin Plenum with a detailed history file that includes the original service book and reams of historical receipts - Offered Without Reserve.


Styled as "New Tradition' by Rover at its launch in 1976, the Rover 3500 "Specialist Division One" took the motoring press by storm, winning the European Car of the Year title in 1977. The SD1 can be considered as the last "true" Rover, being the final Rover-badged vehicle to be produced at Solihull, as well as being the last to be designed largely by ex-Rover Company engineers and also the final Rover car to be fitted with the legendary Rover V8 engine. This Rover SD1 Vitesse is a rare and striking ‘twin-plenum’ example of the marque’s modern classic performance-oriented executive saloon, offered in highly original condition and, we believe, one of only 500 examples. It's powered by a naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V8 with a twin side-entry throttle plenum fuel injection system, producing around 200bhp and driving the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

Originally a Jersey-delivered model, the car has had three owners, and has been with the last owner for five years. Brought over to the UK-mainland, the car is currently on a NOVA and we inform prospective bidders that it is their responsibility to register the car with the DVLA. The odometer reading of 67,344 is commensurate with the original service record in the detailed history file which also includes reams of historic receipts and ownership details. Supplied to auction with a current MOT valid until 1st September 2023, cased Elastoplast First Aid Kit and plastic wallet containing the aforementioned Austin Rover Service Record and Consumer Guide.



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Targa Red



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