Detail views of the under-bonnet of Australian Market cars.
Australian Compliance Plates:
Series 1 & Series 1.5 Compliance Plates appear to be located beside the stamped VIN/chassis number.
Series 2 Compliance Plates are located below the VIN/chassis number. We believe this is because the bulkhead was redesigned and a bump is now pressed into the panel to match a new bumpstop installed on the underside of the bonnet. Note that the order of installation of the build plate and the compliance plate were interchangeable.
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 – Twin Zenith-Stromberg Carburettors
Note the addition of an air injection pump installed above the alternator.
1981 Rover 3500 SD1 – Twin Zenith-Stromberg Carburettors
1982 onwards Rover 3500SE & 1983 onwards Rover Vanden Plas 3500
with Fuel Injection