Summary

  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    233
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Full-race SD1 professionally prepared for modified production saloon car championshipsRover 4.6-litre V8,TVR T5 Quaife 5-speed, multi-link Volvo axle with Watts linkageFour x Dellortos,Pipercrossfilters,belt-driven external oil pump,tubular exhaust manifoldsBrakes, suspension, electrics and safety equipment all prepared properly. Big specSteel shell, lightened doors/tailgate, fibreglass bumpers, arches and polycarbonate windowsPresents well but could be painted to replicate one of the legendary Group ARoversOffered here is a Rover SD1 that has been built as a very quick, modified production saloon powered by a Rover 4.6-litre V8engine. The comprehensive engine specification includes a cross-bolted block, four downdraught Dellorto carburettors, Pipercross air filters and a belt-driven external oil pump. It has a tubular exhaust manifolds, high torque starter motor, race alternator, large race alloy radiator and remote oil filter and oil cooler. Ignition is courtesy of an MSDmulti-spark management system with cockpit advance and retard. The front cross member has been fabricated to allow the engine to sit very low improving the centre of gravity.The gearbox is a TVR T5 Quaife 5-speed built by Competition Services coupled to a multi-plate racing clutch. The rear axle is a modified Volvo unit with an LSD, oil cooler and pump and is a live multi-link with Watts linkage. The front brakes are AP with four-pot calipers and 303mm vented grooved discs. The rears are Lockheed two-pot calipers with vented and grooved 270mm discs and the braking system is cockpit adjustable. The front suspension is coil-over with Koni dampers and fully camber adjustable and the rear suspension has adjustable dampers. The exhaust is BTB custom with a packable rear silencer to comply with noise regulations at avariety of events.The body shell is steel with lightened doors and tailgate and the multi-point roll cage picks up on the front and rear suspension turrets. The bumpers, arch mouldings and bonnet are fibreglass and the windows arepolycarbonate.The large alloy fuel tank has a pump with pressure adjustment and has a fully plumbed in fire extinguisher. The electrics are state of the art with an Anderson plug, Varleybattery, Stack logging tachometer and the necessary gauges. The Rover is offered witheight split-rim Revolutions with Toyo 888 tyres and Hoosier wets.Thisquick Rover SD1 is eligible for a number of championships and it would be fun to present it as one of the iconic Group A cars from the mid-eighties (TWR-Bastos, ICS, Marlboro, Sanyo, Hepolite or Istel). Incredible performance ata very realistic guide.