1979 Rover SD1 V8
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"Hi Jesmond & Gloria ,Thank you both very much for giving us the opportunity of owning the Beautiful Daimler. We will treasure her very much and have named her Demelsa , she is a friend to our other beautiful classic. Thank you for the bottle of wine and the Driver of the Transport co was a inspiring young gentleman. thank you once again."Gavin & Cherri Logie, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Rover SD1 was the final car designed, engineered and styled by the dream team that brought us the P5, P6 and Range Rover, Spen King, Gordon Bashford and David Bache.
As reviled early on as its predecessor was lauded, the Rover SD1 certainly caused a stir at its 1976 launch. With styling reputedly inspired by Ferrari’s 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’, the new car’s swooping hatchback shape and modular, blocky interior divide opinion. It made a great – if rather unlikely – track and rally car.
It was another revolutionary Rover with daring fastback styling, and a lightweight unstressed V8 up-front. These cars go better than one might imagine. There's also enough room in the engine bay to climb in while servicing – and like all SD1s, that's still facilitated by plentiful parts supply.
Once referred to as ‘the poor man’s Aston Martin’ by Motor magazine, the SD1 remains a fast and effective bruiser of a sports saloon. Nowadays, they make good classics, thanks to low values and excellent parts availability and club support.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- This 79 SD1 is a very nice car.
- Mechanically its awesome.
- Interior is factory original and mint - new hood- lining and rear parcel shelf - everything else is factory.
- Body is straight and looks clean of rust.
- Paintwork is very good.
- Car drives beautifully and has impressive handling.
- Nelson assembled.
- Rare nowadays.
- Spare wheel, jack, owners handbook all with car.
- Very good tires.
- All period correct - lovely car.
All Rover SD1s are elegant, spacious and this V8 is a potent long-distance cruiser. Seldom do these come out of the woodwork and this one comes in a NZ only colour - Astral Blue, which makes it rather special.
Will be sold WOF’d and registered IF sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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