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m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/18/12 4:36 p.m.

Please buy this for me:

http://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/3465443804.html

1980 rover 3500 sd1 v8, 5spd runs well ,no rust, interior is great, new tires, aluminum 3.5 ltr very rare car

Then I can ask Santa for some proper head lamps and hit PnP for a Land Rover based EFI setup.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
12/18/12 4:50 p.m.

Clean looking car... what is the love about though? Serious question - it isn't something I'm familiar with other than knowing it's a Rover. Are they a secret jewel or is it nostagia from childhood... or are you a glutton for punishment (the trident in your avatar screams YES!).

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 Dork
12/18/12 4:58 p.m.

Is this a 4-door TR-8?

irish44j
irish44j UltraDork
12/18/12 4:59 p.m.

My birthday is tomorrow as well. I'd be happy if my damn e30 parts would just arrive :)

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
12/18/12 5:08 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though?

To me, it is a V8 British car that is styled like a 4 door Daytona.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
12/18/12 5:16 p.m.

That's a legitimate way to look at it. Fix the headlights and they're not a bad looking car.

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy UberDork
12/18/12 5:16 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though?

Mazdax605 wrote: Is this a 4-door TR-8?

Basically, yeah.

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin Reader
12/18/12 5:18 p.m.

Its a Rover. Rarish here but the UK is still full of them. They were sort of the the caddy/lincoln/lexus top of the mid range bottom of the top range in the 70's and 80's.

Raze
Raze SuperDork
12/18/12 5:40 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though? Serious question - it isn't something I'm familiar with other than knowing it's a Rover. Are they a secret jewel or is it nostagia from childhood... or are you a glutton for punishment (the trident in your avatar screams YES!).

Uh, you know this is the same guy who owned an Alfa Milano, Maserati Biturbo, and Merkur XR4Ti............at the same time?

...and I too will PayPal you $20 as long as you post pics of it doing weird British things, 73 to go...

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
12/18/12 5:43 p.m.

Sooo inexpensive.......sooo far away.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim PowerDork
12/18/12 5:59 p.m.
bearmtnmartin wrote: Its a Rover. Rarish here but the UK is still full of them. They were sort of the the caddy/lincoln/lexus top of the mid range bottom of the top range in the 70's and 80's.

Actually, even half decent ones are getting really hard to find in the UK. When I moved to the UK in '98 they were fairly easy to find, but a lot of them were on borrowed time back then. The real "Roverheads" weren't too interested in them as they're a BL creation so a lot of them quietly fell apart and got crushed.

turboswede
turboswede PowerDork
12/18/12 7:05 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7q8lWEd-o

This should help

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
12/18/12 7:16 p.m.

Wow, that seems cheap.

Too cheap, maybe... makes me wonder what's wrong with it...

My g/f's birthday is tomorrow as well... She's getting some car stuff, but mostly she wants progress on her house...

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
12/18/12 7:43 p.m.

Do eeeet

A good negotiator and GRMer would get that for close to $1K

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Reader
12/18/12 10:15 p.m.

A local MD had one for several years.

He often drove it to the club but I don't recall him having anything to say about it one way or the other.

He's gone now & so is the car.

Conquest351
Conquest351 SuperDork
12/19/12 8:00 a.m.

Happy Birthday!!!!

No, didn't get you the car. Sorry.

dj
dj Reader
12/19/12 8:54 a.m.

They never really caught my attention but it's something you can't get from a picture.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzm0aNePXIs&feature=youtu.be&t=1m42s

singleslammer
singleslammer HalfDork
12/19/12 8:54 a.m.

Honestly, I am in for $20. I have always thought these were neat cars and that it sucks we didn't get them. That brings it to 72 to go. Or with good negotiation, 54 to go or so.

dculberson
dculberson SuperDork
12/19/12 9:56 a.m.
93EXCivic wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though?

To me, it is a V8 British car that is styled like a 4 door Daytona.

It also looks like a v8 British car that is styled like a Chevy Citation.

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy UberDork
12/19/12 10:12 a.m.
singleslammer wrote: Honestly, I am in for $20. I have always thought these were neat cars and that it sucks we didn't get them. That brings it to 72 to go. Or with good negotiation, 54 to go or so.

We actually did get them, funny enough, but a teeny number like 2000 imported in one year only I think. Those heinous headlights are a U.S. only setup.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/19/12 11:32 a.m.
dculberson wrote:
93EXCivic wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though?

To me, it is a V8 British car that is styled like a 4 door Daytona.

It also looks like a v8 British car that is styled like a Chevy Citation.

Except the SD1 came out 4 years prior.

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds Reader
12/19/12 11:46 a.m.

That thing is neato burrito. I'll Paypal you $20.

dculberson
dculberson SuperDork
12/19/12 11:52 a.m.
m4ff3w wrote:
dculberson wrote:
93EXCivic wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though?

To me, it is a V8 British car that is styled like a 4 door Daytona.

It also looks like a v8 British car that is styled like a Chevy Citation.

Except the SD1 came out 4 years prior.

Okay, then, a v8 British car that Chevy copied to make the Citation. ;-)

tuna55
tuna55 UberDork
12/19/12 11:57 a.m.
dculberson wrote:
m4ff3w wrote:
dculberson wrote:
93EXCivic wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Clean looking car... what is the love about though?

To me, it is a V8 British car that is styled like a 4 door Daytona.

It also looks like a v8 British car that is styled like a Chevy Citation.

Except the SD1 came out 4 years prior.

Okay, then, a v8 British car that Chevy copied to make the Citation. ;-)

Yes - this.

Plus, I think it's not an aluminum V8. I think the 215 was bought from Buick in aluminum but all Rover displacements were iron, but I cloud be mistaken.

But yeah, it's clean. It's about as desirable as a clean Pontiac 6000.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w UltraDork
12/19/12 12:08 p.m.
tuna55 wrote: Yes - this. Plus, I think it's not an aluminum V8. I think the 215 was bought from Buick in aluminum but all Rover displacements were iron, but I cloud be mistaken. But yeah, it's clean. It's about as desirable as a clean Pontiac 6000.

They are aluminium indeed. I don't think the brits ever made an iron version.

GM, though, made a V6 from the 215 V8 and only ever made it in iron. This was what eventually became the 3800.

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