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Hello and welcome to the Rover SD1 Club Website.
The Club was created in August 1991 by our founder member Alan Turner.
Originally named the “Rover SD1 Drivers Club” the membership quickly expanded and Brian Hayward was soon brought in to assist as Editor to produce a small club newsletter. Member Roy Whittaker (subsequently becoming a Club Chairman) also assisted by Carol Griffith as Treasurer, formed the first committee team. The club was renamed “The Rover SD1 Club”.
This fledgling team formed the basic structure of the club as we know it today and is still run by unpaid individuals in their spare time to this day. From it’s early days the Club have always had a strong and enthusiastic membership here in the UK and Overseas, who love the superb styling and performance of the Rover SD1.
It’s over 20 years since the last Rover SD1 came off the production line at Cowley. Of the several hundred thousand cars produced, some models are near to extinction whilst others have survived the intervening years in large numbers. Although the number of SD1’s is dwindling our membership is holding steady and the remaining cars are becoming much more cherished – an endeavour to which the Club is dedicated. However, the Rover SD1 Club is here for all model variants regardless of their condition. Even if you don’t actually own an SD1, the Club can provide you with a range of products and services that we’re confident will prove irresistible to enthusiasts of all things SD1.
Recently the spare parts supply has dramatically improved with the return of a huge mount of stock from India, where it was planned to produce the SD1 in the late 1980's. This has been arranged by Rimmer Bros and full details can be found in the website.
Whether you’re an existing member or just browsing, I hope that you enjoy your visit here. We are constantly developing and reviewing the content of this site, so please come back regularly to see what’s new. Regardless of whether you’re a diesel, four, six or V8 devotee, you should find something on this site of interest to you.
If you do decide to join our merry band of SD1 drivers, I look forward to meeting you at one of our future events.
Rover SD1 Chairman
October 2012
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