Rover SD1 40th Anniversary | 2016

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With acknowledgement & thanks to all photo contributors.
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The Rover SD1 was officially launched in the United Kingdom on 30 June, 1976.

The first examples appeared in Australia during August 1978, with serious sales commencing in 1979.

DSC_0051 1978 Rover 3500 SD1 Artarmon 6-8-1978

DSC_0052 1978 Rover 3500 SD1 Artarmon 6-8-1978

Above: Richelieu (Red) 1978 Rover 3500 SD1 on display at Rowley Motors Pty. Ltd., Artarmon, New South Wales. Photographed by the Webmaster on 6 August 1978.
This car was among the first shipment of Rover SD1’s to Australia.

DSC_0012 1985 Rover 3500 SE Bowral 21-12-1985

Above: Zircon Blue 1985 Rover 3500SE at the former Bowral, New South Wales dealership Reynolds Motors. Photographed by the Webmaster on 21 December 1985.
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Below is a selection of photos of Australian market Rover 3500 SD1 cars.

DSC_0016 1984 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Cataract Dam 15-2-2012

DSC_0019-1984-Rover-Vanden Plas 3500 Cataract Dam 15-2-2012

Above: 1984 Rover Vanden Plas at a Rover Owners Club outing to Cataract Dam, 15/2/2012.

DSC_0040 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Canberra 25-3-2012

Above: 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 at the annual ‘Wheels’ Display Day in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 25/3/2012.

DSC_0043 1984 Rover 3500 SE Canberra 25-3-2012

Above: 1985 Rover 3500SE 5-speed manual at the annual ‘Wheels’ Display Day in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 25/3/2012.

DSC_0092 1982 Rover 3500SE Mittagong 20-5-2012

Above: 1982 Rover 3500SE Fuel Injection ‘Series 1.5’ at the National Motoring Heritage Day Display held at Mittagong Public School, 20/5/2012.

DSC_0093 Two 1982 Rover 3500SE Mittagong 20-5-2012

Above: two 1982 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection ‘Series 1.5’ at the National Motoring Heritage Day Display held at Mittagong Public School, 20/5/2012.

DSC_0003 1984 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Ross Tasmania 20-5-2012
Above: 1984 Rover Vanden Plas (Eclipse Blue), part of the Rover Car Club of Australia Tasmanian Register display at the Ross Picnic Display Day, 20/5/2012, organised by the Post Vintage Car Club of Tasmania. This car was a recent arrival in Tasmania from South Australia.
Photograph courtesy of the Rover Car Club of Australia.

P1070967 1984 Rover (3500SE) Vitesse Replica Newcastle 28-7-2012

P1070957 1984 Rover (3500SE) Vitesse Replica Newcastle 28-7-2012

Above: 1984 Rover 3500SE Vitesse Replica, photographed at the Newcastle All British Day, 28/7/2012.

IMGP2750 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Carcoar NSW March 2012

IMGP2751 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Carcoar NSW March 2012

  Above: 1985 Vanden Plas 3500 at Carcoar, Central Western NSW, March 2012.

DSC_0538 1984 Rover 3500SE Canberra 9-6-2013

DSC_0540 1984 Rover 3500SE Canberra 9-6-2013

Above & below: 1984 Rover 3500 SE pictured at the annual Battle of Waterloo Display Day, held at Rond Terraces, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 9/6/2013.

P1090177 1984 Rover 3500SE Canberra 9-6-2013

P1090205 1984 Rover 3500SE Canberra 9-6-2013   

DSC_0305 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Googong 16-6-2013

Above: 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 at Googong, NSW, 16 June 2013.

IMG_7710 1982 Rover 3500SE Newcastle 27-7-2013

Above: 1982 Rover 3500 SE Fuel Injection ‘Series 1.5’ at the annual Newcastle All British Day, 27/7/2013.

DSC_0729 1984 Rover 3500SE Vitesse Replica Lambton Park Newcastle 4-5-2014

• Above: 1984 Rover 3500SE Vitesse Replica, Lambton Park, Newcastle, 4/5/2014.

DSC_0754 1982 Rover 3500SE & 1984 3500SE Vitesse Replica Lambton Park Newcastle 4-5-2014

Above: 1982 Rover 3500SE Fuel Injection & 1984 Rover 3500SE Vitesse Replica, Lambton Park, Newcastle, 4/5/2014. Newcastle Eurofest.

DSC_0001 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500 Guildford 9-11-2014

• Above: 1985 Rover Vanden Plas 3500, Guildford, NSW, 9/11/2014.
Photographed at the Rover Owners Club NSW & ACT Display Day, Linnwood House, Guildford, NSW.

IMG_2530 1984 Rover 3500SE Vitesse Replica Guildford 9-11-2014

Above: 1984 Rover 3500SE Vitesse Replica, Guildford, NSW, 9/11/2014.
Photographed at the Rover Owners Club NSW & ACT Display Day, Linnwood House, Guildford, NSW.

 

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