Cohort Outtake: 1980-82 Rover 3500 (SD1) – It Still Moves Me

The Rover 3500 (SD1) has long been a favourite, since I crept out of school to buy Autocar and Motor’s special editions in July 1976, but seeing one on the road is now a rare treat. Just once this year.

The US history of the SD1 is best not recounted in detail (CC hasa great account already, below), but the quantity on the road must now be very low indeed.

So, to see this car, as Constantine Hannaher did in Virginia and posted on the CC Cohort, complete with European style headlights (US spec cars had twin round lights sitting awkwardly in the same recess) and in one of the launch colours was a treat.

My favourite V8? Very likely.


Car Show Classic: 1980 Rover 3500 (SD1) – Rover Over Here, Again

Car Show Classic: 1985 Rover 3500 (SD1) – The Best of British; The Worst of British