The goal of the Rover SD1 project was to create a 5-door supercar that would transport corporate executives. SD means Specialist Division and was the brainchild of two people - Spen King and David Bache. The number 1 was attached as it was their first in-house project. The challenge was to replace the Rover P6 model with something more economical.
Though the project commenced in 1971, by the time they were first produced it was already 1976. By 1982, it was named "2000" as it carried a 2000 cc engine borrowed from the Rover Sherpa van.
Standard Motors, Chennai (then Madras) produced the same vehicle, which was launched as the Standard 2000 in the summer of 1985.But the only difference was that David Bache used a 1948 Standard Vanguard engine inside the SD1 body. At a price of Rs. 2 lakh plus, this car was the most expensive car of those days and came with air-conditioning as a standard feature, a luxury in those days.
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||14 x 6.5 x 6|