Technical Data

Rover SD1 Logo earlyDSC_0049 Rover 3500 SD1 COTY 1977  Rover Logo 3

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Australian Market

Rover 3500 SD1
1978 – mid 1981
Original styling. Key visual details are the black-backed external rear-view mirrors, slightly recessed headlamps, stainless steel bumper bars with moulded plastic end caps and multi-spoke alloy wheels.

DSC_0003 1978 Rover 3500 SD1

Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection “Series 1.5”
Late 1981 – mid 1982
Variations on a styling theme: key external visual changes are bright finish, reshaped external rear-view mirrors and black facing trim on the stainless steel bumper bars.

DSC_0007 1981 Rover 3500 SE Brochure Cover 11-1981

Rover 3500 SE Series 2
1982 – 1985
Series 2 Restyle. Key external visual changes: flush, reshaped headlamps following the contour of the bonnet, new polycarbonate bumber bars with greater wrap around, front spoiler/air dam, new style unpainted alloy wheels with new centre caps. The final 1985 Australian 3500 SE also had front bumper overriders, side rubbing strips and painted alloy wheels.

DSC_0027 Rover 3500 SE May 1982

Rover Vanden Plas 3500
1983 – 1985
Series 2 Restyle. Key external visual differences: flush, reshaped headlamps following the contour of the bonnet, new polycarbonate bumper bars with greater wrap around and including front overriders incorporating the headlamp washer jets, front spoiler/air dam, new style painted alloy wheels with new centre caps, side rubbing strips, electric sun roof.

DSC_0011 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500

Australian Market Compendium