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1986 Rover SD1 Vitesse Twin Plenum Targa Red 3500 V8

Sale price: £6,201.00 make an offer

Pending offers

Date: 2014-04-28

Karl Muncila offered usd

Date: 2014-07-12

Jon offered usd

Date: 2014-12-08

Allan Stephen McIntosh (from New Zealand) offered usd

Date: 2015-05-16

Keith de monge (from Athboy, co meath, Ireland) offered 6000 usd

Date: 2015-07-11

Simon anderson (from Great Britain ) offered ??7000 gbp

Date: 2016-03-17

Alan O'Brien offered Asking price gbp

Date: 2016-05-08

helge offered 6000 gbp

Date: 2017-11-19


Ian Cowley (from Bedford) offered usd

Date: 2018-03-18

John self (from Kent ) offered ?6,201 usd

Date: 2018-04-22

mike gidden (from bridport UK) offered 6500 gbp

Date: 2019-09-18

Keith Alexander Sharp (from HATFIELD) offered 7000 gbp

Date: 2021-04-06

Simon Gregersen offered gbp

Car location: falkirk, Falkirk, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1986 Rover SD1 Vitesse Twin Plenum Targa Red 3500 V8 for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 1012 votes

1986 Twin Plenum Rover SD1 Vitesse.  

Manual Transmission 

84000 miles

MOT'd to July 2014

Taxed to end of September 2013


I have owned this Rover SD1 Twin Plenum Vitesse since 2006 and it has been a pleasure to own and share with others as its always getting lots of admiring glances and comments!

 I have actually owned this lovely example twice as I sold it back in 2009 to a nice chap in Newport Wales and then bought it back from him as he wasn't getting the free time to use it. I had really missed it after I sold it and it is/was one of those rare cars that l would always buy back if the circumstances were right. The time now has come to sell again as I am not getting the time to use it now either and a car like this is always better out on show where people can enjoy it rather than locked up in a garage hibernating.


The car wants for nothing as I have always made sure it gets everything its ever needed as can be seen in the listing below and all the other members in the SD1 club in Scotland will tell you how anal I am when it comes to looking after TP  Vitesse.  


These are not expensive cars to run if you buy a good one and this one is 100% reliable. 30mpg is easily achieved and insurance for me being a 41 year old is only £120 per year!  I would happily drive this car anywhere without a bootful of tools as its always been maintained to a very high level throughout  its life and really benefits from that fact now. It has always been garaged throughout its life and this is probably the main reason it is still in such great condition even if it is now 27 years old.  

The previous owner to me who bought the car in 1987 from Beadles of Dartford where it was the Directors car for the first few months of its life.  really made sure it wanted for nothing and the history file with this car is very very extensive and details everything - this really protects the value of this Vitesse.

 SD1's never did have a great reputation in terms of reliability but good ones are starting to attract big money at long last and this is especially the case for the most desirable of the SD1 range. the Twin Plenum Vitesse.

 This one won't be the cheapest Vitesse ever advertised but I always believe you get what you pay for and this one is worth every penny I expect to sell it for as there are probably only a handful of SD1's  left in such great condition. never mind the  most sought after SD1 - the Twin Plenum Vitesse variant in arguably the best colour for the Vitesse of Targa Red.


More details:


3 previous owners (1st owner dealership - managing directors car Beadles of Dartford) 

Rare Twin Plenum model - only around 500 produced Twin Plenum (twin throttles for greater power) was engineered by Lotus for homologation for the European & British Touring Car championships at the time in the 80's


Incredible history file from previous owner 

Air Conditioning - belt disconnected for better fuel economy

Original Radio Cassette 

Full Stainless Steel Exhaust System including tubular manifolds.  

New Gaz suspension and new standard Vitesse height springs all round.  

Dashboard and door insert wood refurbished

Refurbished headlining 

Wheels Refurbished.  

Indoor Car Cover supplied

4 x Pirelli P6000 tyres that have only had 5000 miles use since new 


The car will revert back to its original demonstrator plate issued at Beadles of Dartford in 1986 of C222TMX


Videos below that I have filmed over the years I have owned the car. The clip shot in my driveway is from 2008 which. even though it is 5 years ago. the car still looks exactly the same now in terms of car condition 


http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=i4KqtN_FjeE 

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=iZu9bY1dJ_E 

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=tXqYczsh_Qs - I put this one in purely for the comedy value! Recognise the man with the mic. ex=MP David Steele


http://youtu. be/QRMahsOeBrI


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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Jonathan, dated 25 november 2020
Is your SD1 still for sale please

from Bruno Arnoud, dated 14 march 2020
Good morning,
Is this car always available?
Kind regards,
Bruno Arnoud

from Gary Burton, dated 29 january 2020
Hi is this car still for sale,thanks Gary

from Alexander Czech , dated 30 december 2018
Hello,is this car still available?

from Sam, dated 02 october 2018
Hi, this looks like a very old listing is this car still for sale?

from TIHANGE, dated 06 november 2017
Hi Good Evening,
Is SD12P Still available????
Thanks for a quick reply

from Tony Rome, dated 17 november 2016
This car was more recently for sale on the Car & Classic web site ( with a price of £15,000 and was apparently sold. Not a bad markup on the £6K it was available for a couple of years earlier, eh?

from Dean Roders, dated 25 may 2016
Good evening is the sd1 still for sale
I will buy the car
Best regards
07843 633071

from Huw, dated 07 april 2016
Hi has it sold ?

from Arthur Gibbons, dated 08 february 2016
Hi there Arthur here is this gorgeous 3500still for sale ? From a former owner.. of a3500 I must say not as ice looking as yours ,I think I could find him a good home tell me the money you would be happy with kind regards Arthur

from Nigel Talbot, dated 14 august 2015
Is this car still available for sale?

from Nigel Talbot, dated 10 august 2015
Is this car still available for sale?

from stephenjawhyte@hotma, dated 05 may 2015

I own the car which is located near Falkirk in Central Scotland. I actually had thus car for sale last year but removed the advert but found it is still here. The car is now back up for sale so if anyone is interested please email me at [email protected]

from Stephen Whyte, dated 05 may 2015
Sorry that was meant to say [email protected]


from stephenjawhyte@hotma, dated 05 may 2015

I own the car which is located near Falkirk in Central Scotland. I actually had thus car for sale last year but removed the advert but found it is still here. The car is now back up for sale so if anyone is interested please email me at [email protected]

from Peter McManus, dated 01 may 2015

I am prepared to offer more than the price seen, BUT, I won't have the cash for about four weeks, and there is a little matter of getting it from you to me on the south coast. Any suggestions, I can't drive that far these days.

Any suggestions? I can't drive that far these days.



from David heffernan, dated 06 march 2015
Hi I am from Australia and would like to know if car is still for sale,please email me or email your phone number and I will call you, many thanks dave.

from Daz, dated 31 january 2015
Hi! Just wondered is this car for sale? If so how much?
Cheers Daz

from John, dated 14 december 2014
Hi is the Vittesse still available? Kind regards John

from Brad, dated 20 may 2014
Is the SD1 still available?

Thanks, Brad

from Brad, dated 11 april 2014
I see this ad is from August - is the SD1 still available?


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