1986 Rover SD1 Vitesse Twin Plenum

Lot: 511

Sold for (£): 5,550
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1986 Rover SD1 Vitesse Twin Plenum manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 94 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Increasingly rare and desirable, the sporty Twin Plenum...

  • Lotus-developed Twin Plenum inlet manifold introduced in 1985. Extra 20bhp
  • Manual gearbox car, with 104,000 miles and just two former registered keepers 
  • A new mass-airflow meter and starter motor recently fitted. MOT valid until 25/03/2020
  • Full service history whilst in our vendor's ownership (2015) 
  • Vehicle was the subject of an Insurance Total Loss Payment (09/11/1991) - Insurance write off 

Lot Details

Registration: C63 MEV RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1986 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 104000
Model: SD1 Vitesse Twin Plenum MOT expiry: 2020-03-25
Warranted: No Chassis number: SARRREWZ7CM343722

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 94 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Bodywork has a few areas where the paint is bubbling but in my opinion no actual visable rust showing, around sunroof, bonnet edge and slight bubbling on rear wing panels.


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


The headlining around drivers door is sagging down, but seats are still firm, clean and no rips or marks


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


All running as it should, if it was professionally cleaned it would be in pristine condition. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Always changes smoothly finding reverse sometimes clunks but only minor.

Running Gear

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


All runs smoothly. Just had a reconditioned mass airflow meter and new started motor. Wheel bearings may need replacing in the future as showing wear.


Minor: Major:


All electrics work but sometimes the reversing lights flicker when selecting first gear but that is it.

Vehicle History


Full service history form when I have owned the car in 2015, from 1986 til 2015 a few bits of paperwork and service stamps. I have service stamp of when the car was first registered 11/04/86

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