Australian Road Tests

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Selected period Road Tests.

Wheels | August 1976
• Rover’s Brilliant New 3500
1976 Rover 3500 launch article.
With acknowledgement to Wheels Magazine.
• Download | New Rover 3500 Wheels August 1976 PDF

New Rover 3500 Wheels Magazine 8-1976 Cover

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Motor Manual | January 1979
• Rover SD1 – At Last!
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Motor Manual Magazine.
Download | Motor Manual January 1979 PDF

Motor Manual January 1979 Title

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Evan Green Road Test | 14 January 1979
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Launch article. Unknown source.
• Download | Rover 3500 SD1 Evan Green Road Test 1979 PDF

Rover 3500 SD1 Evan Green Road Test 14-1-1979 Title Photo

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The Sydney Morning Herald | 15 January 1979
• Rover – simply luxurious

Launch article.
With acknowledgement to The Sydney Morning Herald.
• Download | SMH Rover 3500 SD1 Launch Article 15-1-1979 PDF

SMH Rover 3500 Launch Article 15-1-1979 Title Photo

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Daily News, Perth, Western Australia | 12 February 1979
• Rover 3500 V8
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to the Daily News.
• Download | Rover 3500 Road Test WA Daily News 12-2-1979 PDF

Rover 3500 Road Test WA Daily News 12-2-1979 Title Photo

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Modern Motor | February 1979
• Rover is no dog
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test. A reprint of this article was included with the Press Release Literature Pack in 1979.
With acknowledgement to Modern Motor Magazine.
Download | Modern Motor February 1979 PDF

Modern Motor February 1979 Title

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Motor Manual | February 1979
• Flattering but to deceive…
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test.
With Acknowledgement to Motor Manual Magazine.
Download | Motor Manual February 1979 PDF

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National Times | 10 February 1979
• Rover’s dash and daring
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to the National Times.
• Download | Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test National Times 10-2-1979 PDF

Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test National Times 10-2-1979 Title Photo

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NRMA Open Road Magazine | April 1979
• Safety features boost Rover 3500’s appeal
1979 Rover 3500 SD1 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to the NRMA Open Road Magazine.
• Download | NRMA Open Road Rover 3500 April 1979 PDF

NRMA Open Road Rover 3500 April 1979 Title Photo

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Wheels Magazine | May 1979
• A Sporting Limousine
1979 Rover SD1 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Wheels Magazine.
Download | Wheels May 1979 PDF

Wheels May 1979 Title

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‘What Car Is That?’ book extract 1979
With acknowledgement to Rigby Publishers.
• Download | ‘What car is That’ book article PDF

'What car is That' book article

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The Sydney Morning Herald | 14 September 1980
• New transmission lifts Rover V8
September 1980 Rover 3500 SD1 5-speed manual road test/article.
With acknowledgement to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Download | Rover 3500 SD1 5-speed manual SMH 14-9-1980 PDF

Rover 3500 SD1 5-speed manual SMH Title 14-9-1980

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‘Dirty Wheels’ | Wheels Magazine | September 1980
Workshop article/editorial.
With acknowledgement to Wheels Magazine.
Download | Dirty Wheels Workshop Article Wheels September 1980 PDF

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Wheels Magazine | March 1981
• Our Selection

March 1981 Rover 3500 SD1 5-speed manual & Triumph TR7 5-speed manual comparison road test.
With acknowledgement to Wheels Magazine.
Download | Our Selection Road Test Wheels March 1981 PDF

Our Selection - Rover 3500 SD1 Title

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Motor Magazine | February 1982
• The next step
1982 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection Series 1.5 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Motor Magazine.
Download | Motor February 1982 PDF

Motor February 1982 Title

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Motor Manual | April 1982
• Australia versus England
Holden Statesman Caprice & Rover 3500SE Fuel Injection comparison Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Motor Manual Magazine.
• Download | Holden v Rover Motor Manual April 1982 PDF

Holden Statesman Caprice v Rover 3500SE Motor Manual April 1982 Title Image

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Wheels Magazine | April 1982
• The $30,000 Question
BMW 528i v Rover 3500SE Fuel Injection v Saab 900 Turbo comparison Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Wheels magazine.
• Download | Wheels April 1982 Road Test Comparison BMW 528i Rover 3500SE Saab 900 Turbo PDF

Wheels April 1982 Road Test Comparison BMW 528i Rover 3500SE Saab 900 Turbo intro page 1Wheels April 1982 Road Test Comparison BMW 528i Rover 3500SE Saab 900 Turbo intro page 2

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Wheels Magazine | April 1982
• Rover’s Last Fling
1982 Rover 3500SE Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Wheels magazine.
• Download | 1982 Rover 3500SE Road Test Wheels April 1982 PDF

1982 Rover 3500SE Road Test Title Page Wheels April 1982

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The Sydney Morning Herald | 7 August 1982
• Back from the drawing board came a better car
August 1982 Rover 3500 SE Road Test.
With acknowledgement to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Download | Rover 3500 SE SMH 7-8-1982 PDF

Rover 3500 SE SMH 7-8-1982 Title

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Freewheeling | August 1982
• SD1 Comparison

August 1982 comparison article between the Rover SD1 Series 1 & Rover 3500 SE Series 2. With acknowledgement to the Rover Owners Club NSW & ACT and article author David Arnold.
Download | Freewheeling August 1982 SD1-SE S2 Comparison PDF

Freewheeling August 1982 Cover

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Wheels Magazine | October 1982
• Goodbye to the real Rovers
1982 Rover 3500 SE Series 2 Road Test.
With acknowledgement to Wheels Magazine.
Download | Wheels October 1982 PDF

Wheels October 1982 Title

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Wheels Magazine | April 1984
1984 Rover Vanden Plas comparison road test.
With acknowledgement to Wheels Magazine.
• Download | 1984 Rover VDP Wheels road test PDF

1984 Rover VDP Wheels road test cover photo 11984 Rover VDP Wheels road test cover photo 2

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Diners Club Signature Magazine | October 1984
• Rovers rev up
1984 Rover Vanden Plas, 3500SE & Rover Quintet road test.
With acknowledgement to Diners Club Signature Magazine.
Download | Diners Club Signature Magagazine Rovers rev up October 1984 PDF

 Diners Club Signature Magazine Rovers rev up Title Photo

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Modern Motor Magazine | July 1985
• The Australianisation of Rover
1985 Rover Vanden Plas & 3500SE road test.
With acknowledgement to Modern Motor Magazine.
Download | Modern Motor Rover VDP & 3500SE July 1985

Modern Motor July 1985 Title Photo

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Budget Beaters | Better Than New | October 1987
Rover SD1 and Renault 30 Buying Guide
With acknowledgement to Wheels magazine
• Download | Rover SD1 Renault 30 Wheels October 1987 PDF

Better Than New Used Car Review Title Photo Wheels October 1987

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Which Car for you
Rover 3500 SD1, 3500SE & Vanden Plas buyers guide, 1988.
With acknowledgement to Pedr Davis.
• Download | Which Car for you – Pedr Davis 1988 PDF

Which Car for you - Pedr Davis 1988 Title Page

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