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Sale price: £4,750.00 make an offer

Pending offers

Date: 2016-04-23

Rob Squire (from Petworth) offered 4250.00 gbp

Date: 2019-03-18

Tony offered usd

Car location: STOURBRIDGE, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.15) based on 668 votes

I am listing this on behalf of my friend. Please contact Steve on 07762 593034 if you have any questions or arranging to view the car. If you do send emails then I will have to forward onto Steve so there may be a slight delay before I can respond directly. Please contact Steve by phone if you can.


1985 Single Plenum Rover SD1 Vitesse.  

Manual 5 speed transmission 

89. 00 miles

MOT'd to August 2014

Taxed to end of November 2013 but can be re-taxed at buyer's expense

 I have owned my Rover SD1 Single Plenum Vitesse since 2004 when I bought the car from a friend who had dry stored the car since 1997. The car is original. unrestored in lovely condition. reliable and an up and coming (if not already) future classic.

 I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the time I have owned her. however it is time to now pass her on to someone else who can further enjoy the car as I have. I have exhibited the car at many car shows around the midlands and spent much time talking to other car owners who equally share my pleasure. The car attracts a lot of attention with admiration on how well the car is turned out and how it has been quite obviously loved and cherished.

I am not using the Vitesse as much as I would like and I would rather someone else use her now than just locked up in the garage hibernating away.

The car was new back in 1985 and was registered by Wednesbury Motor Services who was the Austin Rover dealer at the time.

The car is in need of nothing but she is 28 years old and as such there are some cosmetic supermarket type dinks and marks etc. a sagging headlining and a small engine oil leak in the valley gasket area. I have meticulously spent money on the car both in fixing faults as they occur but more importantly preventively maintaining her too. The bodywork in my opinion in excellent condition for her age but there are some areas that will need some attention in time to come.

The car boasts a fully fitted sports stainless exhaust with a fantastic sounding V8 burble. heat wrapped manifolds and rear swan neck box. The car has lots of bills and receipts for work carried out. The engine is strong with regular oil and filter changes using only Castrol Magnatec oils. The car has been poly bushed all round and now handles as she should. The oil in the diff has also been changed.

4 previous owners (1st owner dealership (Wednesbury Motor Services)


Incredible history file from all previous owners

Full Stainless Steel Exhaust System including tubular (wrapped) manifolds.  

New genuine clutch slave cylinder inc fork

New genuine wiper / indicator stalk

New bonnet and tail gate gas struts

New Battery recently fitted

New viscous fan coupling

Good tyres all round

Every MOT from its first in May 24th 1988 (3 years old – 24. 38 miles) to August 10th 2013 (28 years old – 89. 40 miles) except for the 7 years (1997-2004) when it was in dry storage


Simply I need somebody to take over who appreciates the last of line true British V8 classics


Viewing is very welcome. Car is located in Stourbridge. West Midlands (not too far from Merry Hill shopping Centre)

My name is Steve and I can be contacted on 07762 593034 (after 5pm please Mon-Fri) as I can't easily answer my phone in the day. Weekends - anytime

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from neil kavanagh, dated 02 may 2021
Is this still available

from Martin Botham, dated 19 february 2020
Hello, could you please advise me whether this car is still for sale as if so I would be very interested. Thank you.

from John feeney, dated 02 april 2019
Hi can u tell me is Rover still up for sale

from John, dated 23 january 2019
Hi Steve is car still for sale

from gill, dated 17 october 2017
Is this still for sale please ?

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