1986 Rover SD1 3.5 V8 Vanden Plas Auto

Lot: 183

Sold for (£): 4,730
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1986 Rover SD1 3.5 V8 Vanden Plas Auto automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Presented in very original and cared for condition with only 2 registered owners from new. 

Lot Details

Registration: C44 UPH RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1986 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 85000
Model: SD1 3.5 V8 Vanden Plas Auto MOT expiry: 2016-10-31
Warranted: No Chassis number: SARRRFWV3CM340980

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The car is presented in a very original and cared for condition with only 2 owners from new. This is a very solid and sought after model.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior is in super condition and the leather and carpets are immaculate. The roof lining is sagging slightly and could do with replacing.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The engine bay is very clean with the inner wings in solid clean condition. There is a brand new stainless steel exhaust system fitted at a cost of over £1000.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The car drives and pulls extremely well and you would not think this is a 30 year old car. The sound is fantastic and the drive is smooth.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The car drives extremely smoothly.


Minor: Major:


Currently everything works as it should.

Vehicle History


The car was a company car for 5 years from 1985 to 1990 (M&R Martini & Rossi Ltd), before being purchased by an SD1 fanatic, Mr. Brendan of Bridgewater who was an SD1 club member and has owned it owned it ever since. Unfortunately, the majority of the history is not present but the car is original and in the sort of condition that reinforces the mileage. Some old MoTs and invoices are present along with handbooks. Would suit a collector.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history