OK, so I am facing another birthday in a month's time and I must be
feeling my age and getting soft. My old "parts carrying" car has bit
the dust so I went out scavenging.
Feeling the need for a car with a roof and even airconditioning (and
power steering and a sunroof and a soft ride, etc.) but still not giving
up the challenge of a wannabe classic British car, I have just bought
myself a 1985 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas.
Very cheap and with a body to die for (or was that Elle MacPherson -
oops no she isn't cheap) but not mechanically wonderful at this stage.
I decided bodywork wasn't my thing and I found this car with NO rust and
great duco - simply amazing. It was always garaged and waxed and
polished... pity about the attention to the engine/servicing and front
suspension, but I guess most people can manage to wash their darn car at least.
Lovely zircon blue - a dark blue, almost black.
It seems these cars evoke strong feelings - some people think they are
ugly and, as usual, some people love them.
Now, why am I telling you this?
Because I hunted down some SD1/Rover mailing lists seeing as this one
has been sooooooo useful with my 'B - but after a week of being
subscribed I have seen nothing posted! I usually lurk for some time
before posting to get the "lay of the land" but this has been silly.
Has anyone got any suggestions for a mailing list for this car? I have
been bookmarking sites but ain't found a useful list yet.
'85 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas
Adelaide, South Australia
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