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Included in this page are examples of Owners Handbooks, literature, etc., which were supplied with Australian Rover SD1, 3500 SE & Vanden Plas 3500.

Literature on this page:
• 1979 Rover 3500 SD1
• 1979 Rover 3500 & 2600 South Africa
• 1980 Rover 3500 SD1
• 1980 Rover 3500 SD1 North American Specification
• 1981 Rover 3500SE Fuel Injection

• 1983 Rover Vanden Plas 3500
• 1984 Rover 3500SE
• 1985 Rover 3500SE & Vanden Plas 3500
• Dealer Delivered Radios
• After Market Publications

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1979 Rover 3500 SD1
Owners Handbooks supplied with 1979 Rover 3500 SD1.

Two Handbooks were provided:
U.K. Home Market Owners Handbook with addendums, such as the note on towing;
Australian Content/Emissions Handbook.

• Download | Rover 3500 SD1 Australian Content Owners Handbook extract from 1 June 1978 PDF

DSC_0001 Rover 3500 SD1 Owners Handbook Cover 5-1978  DSC_0003 SD1 glovebox Cover Australian Content from 1 June 1978
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1979 Rover 3500 & 2600 | South Africa
Passport to Service, South Africa, for the Rover 3500 and 2600.The example shown is from a 1979 Rover 3500 SDX 5-speed manual.

DSC_0001 Rover 3500 & 2600 South Africa Passport to Service South Africa Cover

• Download | Rover 3500 & 2600 South Africa Passport To Service Book PDF

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1980 Rover 3500 SD1
Owners Handbook supplied with a circa. 1980 Rover 3500 SD1. This handbook was produced for the United Kingdom Home Market Rover V8S, and was modified for the Australian Market by the sticker on the last page. The additional Australian Content Handbook, as shown in the preceding 1979 example, above, would have also been supplied with the car.

• Download | Rover V8S Owners Handbook 1979-1980 extract

DSC_0001 Rover V8S Cover 1979-1980  DSC_0003 Rover V8S Owners Handbook 1979-1980
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1980 Rover 3500 SD1 NAS – North American Specification
Owners Handbooks supplied with 1980 Rover 3500 SD1, USA & Canada.
Note: while these handbooks relate to the North American Market, they are included as the Fuel Injection equipment was further developed for the Australian Market.

Two Handbooks and associated literature were provided:
North American Specification Owners Handbook;
Triumph TR7, TR8, Rover 3500 Fuel Injection North American Specification – 1980 Model Year Emission and Evaporative Loss Control Equipment and Maintenance Information Handbook;
Associated literature.

• Download | 1980 Rover 3500 SD1 NAS Owner’s Handbook extract PDF

• Download | 1980 Rover 3500 SD1 NAS Maintenance Handbook extract PDF

DSC_0001 Rover 3500 SD1 NAS Owners Handbook Cover  DSC_0103 1980 Triumph TR7 TR8 Rover 3500 SD1 NAS Maintenance Handbook front cover  DSC_0105 1980 Rover 3500 NAS Forecourt Attention  DSC_0106 British Leyland Owners Warranty Log
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1981 Rover 3500 SD1
Original keys contained in a concealed box of a 1981 car.

P1080811 Help Key Holder 1981 Rover 3500 SD1  P1080812 Original Keys 1981 Rover 3500 SD1  P1080813 Original Keys 1981 Rover 3500 SD1

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1981 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection, Victorian selling dealer, delivered new to New South Wales 1 December 1981
Owners Handbooks and related literature supplied with 1981 Rover 3500 SE ‘Fuel Injection’. This car was sourced through Leyland Australia dealer Stewart Webster, Seaford, Victoria and delivered new through Regency Automotive, Hornsby, New South Wales on 1 December 1981.

Three Handbooks were provided:
Australian Market Owners Handbook;
Australian Market Emission & Evaporative Loss Control, Equipment & Maintenance Information Handbook;
Mastercare Service Handbook.

• Download | 1981 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection Owners Handbook Wallet Extract PDF

DSC_0002 1981 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection Owners Handbook Front Cover  DSC_0005 1981 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection Owners Handbook Supplement Front Cover  DSC_0008 1981 Rover 3500 SE Mastercare Handbook Front Cover
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1983 Rover Vanden Plas 3500
Owners Handbooks typically supplied with a 1983 Rover Vanden Plas 3500.

Three Handbooks were provided:
Australian Market Owners Handbook;
Australian Market Emission & Evaporative Loss Control, Equipment & Maintenance Information Handbook;
Mastercare Service Handbook.

DSC_0002 1982 Rover Vanden Plas Owners Handbook Cover  DSC_0003 1982 Rover Vanden Plas Owners Handbook P1  DSC_0004 1982 Rover Vanden Plas Owners Handbook Rear Cover  DSC_0005 1982 Rover Vanden Plas & 3500SE Owners Handbook Supplement  DSC_0006 1982 Rover Vanden Plas & 3500SE Owners Handbook Supplement P1  DSC_0007 1982 Rover Vanden Plas & 3500SE Owners Handbook Supplement P2

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1984 Rover 3500 SE
Extract of Owners Handbooks and related literature supplied with 1984 Rover 3500 SE delivered new through Purnell Motors, Arncliffe, New South Wales, 10 September 1984.

SD1 1984 AKM 5330 Issue 2_Page_1  SD1 1984 AKM 5330 Issue 2_Page_2  SD1 1984 lubricants AKM 5236  SD1 1984 Purnell business card  SD1 1984 Purnell Motors letter  SD1 radio Pioneer KEZ4008
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1985 Rover 3500 SE & Vanden Plas
Owners Handbooks and related literature typically supplied with a 1985 Rover 3500 SE and Vanden Plas 3500.

Three Handbooks were provided:
 Australian Market Owners Handbook;
Australian Market Emission & Evaporative Loss Control, Equipment & Maintenance Information Handbook;
Mastercare Service Handbook.

DSC_0002 1985 Rover 3500 SE & Vanden Plas Owners Handbook Cover  DSC_0005 1985 Rover 3500 SE & Vanden Plas Owners Handbook Supplement  DSC_0008 1985 Rover 3500 SE & Vanden Plas Mastercare Handbook Front Cover  DSC_0009 Stereo manual  DSC_0015 Mastercare Registration Card 1  DSC_0023 1985 Rover VDP & 3500SE Australian Audio Cassette Cover

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Dealer Delivered Radios
• Supplied with Rover 3500 SD1, 3500SE & Vanden Plas 3500;
also Rover Quintet &
Rover 416i

Below: Pioneer KE-2000 (1981 3500 delivered Commonwealth Motors, Canberra ACT. Also found in 1981 3500 delivered Kellow-Falkiner Pty Ltd, South Yarra Victoria)

 

SD1 radio Pioneer KE2000

Below: Pioneer KP-7201H (1983 Quintet delivered Whitehorse Motors, Nunawading, Victoria)

SD1 radio Pioneer KP7201H

Below: Pioneer KE-1000 (1984 3500 VDP delivered Kellow Falkiner Pty Ltd, South Yarra, Victoria)

SD1 radio Pioneer KE-1000

Below: Pioneer KEZ-4008 (1984 3500 SE delivered Purnell Motors, Arncliffe, NSW)

SD1 radio Pioneer KEZ4008

Below: AWA Clarion AM/FM Cassette Car Stereo (1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 delivered Regency Automotive, Hornsby, NSW)

DSC_0009 Stereo manual

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After Market Publications

• Gregory’s Motor Vehicle Log Book
3rd Edition, reprinted 1989/92
64 pages including: motoring hints, metric conversion tables, fuel and oil log, service and repair log, spare parts and accessories log, trip expenses log.
Note that the publisher has included in the cover design a skeleton outline of a vehicle which we believe to be based on the SD1 Rover.

Gregorys log book SD1

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Key Set, as supplied with 1981 Rover 3500 SD1

Australian Market Compendium