1984 Rover SD1 Vitesse

1984 Rover SD1 Vitesse (Left hand Drive)

This vehicle was dropped off by our customer for an MOT, service and to repair a faulty heater blower resistor.

The flagship model was created when Rover introduced a 190 bhp (142 kW; 193 PS) fuel-injected version of its V8. Borrowing from technologies pioneered in the US and Australian markets (where strict emissions regulations meant the inclusion of high compression carburetted engines was not feasible) the new derivative was originally only available in the Vitesse model, but from 1984 onwards it was also offered in the luxury Vanden Plas range, badged as the Vanden Plas EFi. To meet the demands of the luxury executive car market, where automatic transmission tended to be preferred, Rover first offered an auto as an option in the Vitesse, but later withdrew the option and lured the customers to the plush Vanden Plas EFi instead which had all the standard comforts of the Vitesse, such as electric mirrors, windows and locks, a trip computer, headlight washers, an adjustable steering column and a four-speaker stereo (something special at that time). Additionally, it added as standard leather seats (velour cloth was a no-cost option), an electrically operated sunroof (available on all models) and cruise control; the only option being air-conditioning… [Wikipedia]

This particular car has been with its owner from New. It was first registered on 18/10/1984 and is nearly 34 years old. Our customer only has left hand drive cars as he spends the bulk of his time at his apartment in Spain and this Rover SD1 Vitesse can often be found driving around Malaga and its surrounding areas. When he’s not in the SD1 he drives a Rover 75 V6.