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Old 19th June 2020, 16:57   #1
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Old 19th June 2020, 18:03   #2
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Dear oh dear Ian, that looks to be a complete shed, and have you taken a look at the MOT history

Advisories the same year after year, and only two owners, the second owner appears to be some sort of tight fisted individual with scant idea of how to maintain a car.

Ideally suited to a DIY minded Rover enthusiast, more like ideally suited to Harry Pringle

I wouldn't be paid to take that I'm afraid

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A101PTW

ROVER 3500 V/PLAS AUTO


Colour
Blue
Fuel type
Petrol
Date registered
1 January 1984
MOT valid until
3 March 2021



Date tested
21 February 2020
PASS
View test certificate
Mileage
174,554 miles
MOT test number
8265 1661 6227

Expiry date
3 March 2021
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Nearside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
Offside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
What are advisories?
Date tested
17 February 2020
FAIL
View test certificate
Mileage
174,551 miles
MOT test number
3905 1692 6959

Repair immediately (major defects):
Nearside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Nearside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
Offside Rear Tyre slightly damaged/cracking or perishing (5.2.3 (d) (ii))
What are defects and advisories?
Date tested
6 February 2019
PASS

Mileage
174,165 miles
MOT test number
1641 9353 4231
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
3 March 2020
The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018
Defects are now categorised according to their severity – dangerous, major, and minor. Find out more

Date tested
20 February 2018
PASS
Mileage
173,515 miles
MOT test number
5021 6834 0094

Expiry date
3 March 2019
Advisory notice item(s)
Front registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)
Central Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2)
What are advisories?
Date tested
2 March 2017
PASS
Mileage
173,176 miles
MOT test number
7806 0943 4960

Expiry date
3 March 2018
Advisory notice item(s)
Central Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2)
Front registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)

Date tested
28 February 2017
FAIL
Mileage
173,174 miles
MOT test number
5259 4768 1371
Test location
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Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Steering rack gaiter split (2.2.D.2d) Dangerous
Advisory notice item(s)
Central Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2)
Front registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)

Date tested
1 March 2016
PASS
Mileage
172,051 miles
MOT test number
9737 7594 8737
Test location
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Expiry date
3 March 2017
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Offside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Front registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)

Date tested
5 February 2015
PASS
Mileage
171,579 miles
MOT test number
2297 5653 5079

Expiry date
3 March 2016
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Offside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Service brake: service brake efficiency only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.7)
Oil leak
offside rear shock absorber dust gaiter damaged

Date tested
28 February 2014
PASS
Mileage
171,478 miles
MOT test number
1987 9935 4447

Expiry date
3 March 2015
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Offside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
offside rear shock absorber dust gaiter damaged
Oil leak

Date tested
28 February 2014
FAIL
Mileage
171,477 miles
MOT test number
7190 2955 4000
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Headlamp cleaning device inoperative (1.7.2)
Offside Headlamp cleaning device inoperative (1.7.2)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Offside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
offside rear shock absorber dust gaiter damaged
Oil leak

Date tested
26 February 2013
PASS
Mileage
171,177 miles
MOT test number
2189 7705 3033
Test location
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Expiry date
3 March 2014
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Oil leak

Date tested
26 February 2013
FAIL
Mileage
171,176 miles
MOT test number
6094 0765 3064
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Power steering pump leaking from a failed component (2.3.3b) Dangerous
Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported (7.1.1) Dangerous
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Oil leak

Date tested
21 February 2012
PASS
Mileage
170,720 miles
MOT test number
7857 5225 2018
Test location
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Expiry date
3 March 2013
Advisory notice item(s)
Power steering pump has slight seepage from a component (2.3.3b)
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Oil leak

Date tested
7 February 2011
PASS
Mileage
170,271 miles
MOT test number
7189 9823 1099
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
3 March 2012
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Offside Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)

Date tested
3 March 2010
PASS
Mileage
169,852 miles
MOT test number
5428 8256 0062
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
3 March 2011
Date tested
4 March 2009
PASS
Mileage
168,714 miles
MOT test number
1317 3306 9063
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
3 March 2010
Date tested
6 February 2008
PASS
Mileage
68,267 miles
MOT test number
5127 1763 8037
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
22 February 2009
Date tested
23 February 2007
PASS
Mileage
167,673 miles
MOT test number
1118 3405 7426
Test location
View test location
Expiry date
22 February 2008
Date tested
13 February 2007
FAIL
Mileage
167,672 miles
MOT test number
9013 4474 7067
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Front Anti-roll bar has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Dangerous
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Dangerous
What are failures?
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Old 19th June 2020, 18:36   #3
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No never looked at the history nor have any wish to Brian..
Having owned one (for 2 weeks) in the distant past nothing could induce me to buy this or any other SD1.. In my opinion the SD1 was BL at it's worse..
However I know that some members own or aspire to own a SD1 hence the link.
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Old 19th June 2020, 18:41   #4
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Well atleast its been MOTd think what would it be like if the owner didnt have to

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Old 19th June 2020, 18:57   #5
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I'd have it tomorrow if it were local, nothing that scary: most consumables -tyres, exhaust, ball joints and rubber gators. Got most of the parts already, even got a complete Vitesse interior in cloth, shame about the leather though. Junk the carbs for a EFI system and send Simon the FASD. Rare A/C too, not many of those.

What is encouraging is the lack of advisories about rust!

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Old 19th June 2020, 19:16   #6
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I would be proud to own one of these, I think they are fabulous looking cars and even modern by todays standards.Yes they have their undeniable short comings but when you buy one you accept it warts and all.Besides most things can be improved and upgraded.Just like on any other classic car.


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I bought an SD1 once, it was dreadful in fact the build quality was worse than a Marina and that is saying something.

At least the Vitesse I bought was fitted with the LT77 gearbox and was a twin plenum model, this one has the god awful Borg Warner 65 fitted.......yuk !

I realise a lot of people like them, but they were a poor follow up for the P6, and the Ferrari Daytona rip off styling.........well I don't think the Italians had anything to worry about

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Old 19th June 2020, 19:46   #8
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I bought an SD1 once, it was dreadful in fact the build quality was worse than a Marina and that is saying something.

At least the Vitesse I bought was fitted with the LT77 gearbox and was a twin plenum model, this one has the god awful Borg Warner 65 fitted.......yuk !

I realise a lot of people like them, but they were a poor follow up for the P6, and the Ferrari Daytona rip off styling.........well I don't think the Italians had anything to worry about

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I'd be surprised if this 84 had the BM65 box, most by then had the GM180 (82 onwards).
My own SD1 is the twin plenum type, don't think these were ever offered with an autobox, but sadly no A/C.

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I'd be surprised if this 84 had the BM65 box, most by then had the GM180 (82 onwards).
My own SD1 is the twin plenum type, don't think these were ever offered with an autobox, but sadly no A/C.

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Well at least that's something Mike, the BW65 is a vile gearbox, the 180 is a better unit, I owned briefly a Vauxhall Senator and it was for a mongbox anyway, acceptable.

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Old 19th June 2020, 20:21   #10
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I owned a Rover SD1 3.5 Vanden Plas in the late 70s. Was t-boned by a cowboy coming out of a side road and written off. Was a lovely car. Only ever bought tyres for it in the 9years, I think, I owned it. Great continent cruiser. Also owned a 2600 SD1, not as good as the 3.5 tho.
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