1986 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas

Lot: 101

Sold for (£): 6,600
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1986 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 12 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 90 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

From 12 years ownership. Beautifully presented and clearly cherished...


  • The lavish and opulent Vanden Plas was launched in 1980
  • Naturally aspirated, 187bhp, 3.5-litre, OHV, V8 with 2 valves per cylinder
  • Well presented in Silver Birch with a smart Blue Velour interior
  • Our vendor is a fastidious and enthusiastic SD1 Club Member
  • Large history file with previous MOTs, Invoices etc


Lot Details

Registration: C948 XKV RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1986 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 109914
Model: SD1 Vanden Plas MOT expiry: 2020-02-21
Warranted: No Chassis number: SARRRFWV3CM342647

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 90 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:


The VDP was very well spec'd with 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.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Minor: Major:


Rear electric windows not functioning

Vehicle History


Owned last 20 years by fastidious & enthusiastic SD1 Club Member. Accompanied by a large history file.

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