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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Picture by John Smith
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Post  newt5550 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:25 pm

Oh yeah. Can't beat an old classic. That will be a handfull me thinks Laughing
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Post  turn the wheel on Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:08 pm

That looks smart......i can hear that glorious V8 sound now!!!!

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Post  Hampton Caught on Fri May 24, 2013 5:45 pm

Wonder why I missed this when Mark first posted the picture? My Rover radar must have been faulty!! Laughing

I've always loved the double-headlight conversion as per this car, seemed to suit it very well. The Americns got the double headlights, was used on some of the rally and circuit racing SD1s , but not on the UK road cars. Wonder why!?

Thanks for posting Mark, any news on the car's activities? Cheers, Steve
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Post  Cowley on Fri May 24, 2013 6:33 pm

Photos courtesy of the (my) Austin Rover Motorsport Facebook group! Wink

The Rover SD1 was originally designed with the 'normal' rectangular headlights, Steve - they were only changed to the nicer twin circular arrangement due to American regulations. If you recall Steve, the latter were also responsible for the ungainly rubber bumpers, triple windscreen wipers, and massive side indicators on the 1970s MGBs and MG Midgets.

Oh, and the twin circular headlight setup was only used on SOME rally cars - the touring cars always used the standard European rectangular versions.
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Post  Mark Lowe on Fri May 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Hampton Caught wrote:Wonder why I missed this when Mark first posted the picture? My Rover radar must have been faulty!! Laughing

I've always loved the double-headlight conversion as per this car, seemed to suit it very well. The Americns got the double headlights, was used on some of the rally and circuit racing SD1s , but not on the UK road cars. Wonder why!?

Thanks for posting Mark, any news on the car's activities? Cheers, Steve

Your Rover Radar must be like old Rovers
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Eammon has broken his leg so the car will be used by someone else

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Post  Mark Lowe on Fri May 24, 2013 8:06 pm

I thought John sent me the pics David in an email aswell as some other info Very Happy
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Post  Cowley on Fri May 24, 2013 9:12 pm

I don't doubt it Mark - I just thought I'd get a free plug in! Wink Never one to miss an opportunity and all that...
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sat May 25, 2013 12:35 am

Hi David,

Totally agree with your earlier post.

Still don't understand why the double headlight unit wasn't an option over here! I know David Bache styled it with the rectangular lights from the outset, and a great job he did too, but having fettled so much of the car between series one and two and with different models in the range, surely the rectangular eyes could have made way for the double lights at some point in the UK. Rolling Eyes

Sorry to hear that Eammon has a broken leg. Trust he gets well soon. Do let us know if the Rover gets let off the lead to have some competitive fun.

Cheers, Steve
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