Jump to content

Rover SD1


Recommended Posts

Love the idea of the SD1!

However, I'm not sure of the nose profile. It looks a bit 'blunt' to my eye.

 

Cheers,

Alan.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh good grief, this lot will bankrupt me - already want the Volvo and Audi and now the 155 and SD1. And the Mazda. And the Grp 5 Beemer..... :frantic:

 

And still waiting for the Belkits Ascona..... And a Sierra Sapph.... And... :doh:

 

Keith

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Alan R said:

Love the idea of the SD1!

However, I'm not sure of the nose profile. It looks a bit 'blunt' to my eye.

 

Cheers,

Alan.

Agreed, it looks very blunt!

Rover_Vitesse_19850706.jpg

 

FB_IMG_1652267069644.jpg.d2c9c2825d57ef9

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm seeing three potential problems here.  One, the bonnet between the headlights is inset a tiny bit too much.  Two, the front bumper appears to be the roadgoing version but without the trim and the overriders.  The TWR racer's bumper projects a lot more and has none of the ancillary parts (though it still has a number plate plinth).  Three, the valance is the bluff square one that most twin-plenum Vitesses had, not the one that TWR racer has fitted - which is more like the one all the other roadgoing SD1s had.  But the profile of the bonnet and the turn into the headlights look about right.  Perhaps it's the shortage of sticky-out bits that makes it look blunt?  It does seem an odd combination of features, especially with the racing wheels thrown in.

 

I'm not sure about a customer Vitesse but I'm sure a kit of a straight V8 VdP would finally make me break my car duck.  And I'd finally get the chance to get rid of that horrible Eclipse Blue.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you Google SD1 racer images, there are several different styles of front end spoilers, some of which look like the model prototype pictured, like the Unipart Group 2 one.  As long as Beemax/Nunu choose the right livery/ spoiler etc combination we may be happy.  That 3d printed prototype looks like a solid grey bar of soap, I imagine the real kit will have separate parts with possible alternatives.  It appears to be a solid scan print of an SD1 that hadn't had the wipers turned off properly!

 

I agree there's possibly something not quite right around the nose, but bear in mind the Series 1 did not have chrome bonnet trim between and around the headlights, so looked quite simpler and purer than the fancy-pants later models with their rear wash-wipe and longer rear glass, old fashioned instruments and generally less avant garde style.

 

Now if motobitz does a transkit for a road going 1979 Kermit green 2600 auto with vinyl roof and full-length Webasto I might be up for one!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have the manufacturer's no mercy? First we had the announcement of the Belkits RS200, then Hasegawa had their Pulsar GTi-R and now this. I think my attempts at stash reduction are going to founder on the rocks...

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Spiny said:

First we had the announcement of the Belkits RS200,

Huh?  Need one of those tout suite (of furniture).  I think I'd probably be up for a Rover.  I remember seeing a tricked out SD1 outside MacDonalds in Ellesmere Port once upon-a-time.  Impressive piece of rust :)

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, Mike said:

Huh?  Need one of those tout suite (of furniture).  I think I'd probably be up for a Rover.  I remember seeing a tricked out SD1 outside MacDonalds in Ellesmere Port once upon-a-time.  Impressive piece of rust :)

 

http://www.belkits.com/

 

"BEL022" on here, it seems to be taking an age to appear though (which on the bright side is good for the wallet!)

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great news for us, bad news for our budgets.  Thanks for the info Marco.

Now knowing there is a Rover on the way, I can finally lay my ill-conceived, forever project to rest.

 

spacer.png 

 

Speaking of Rover, check my "Spot of the Day".

 

 

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, cmatthewbacon said:

Motobitz “jam sandwich” conversion parts…

 

 

Hope Mark does a rally car conversion first, so I can do Tony Pond's 3rd place 84 Manx car - that and the TR7 V8 must be two of the best sounding rally cars ever...

 

Keith

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, von Race said:

Now knowing there is a Rover on the way, I can finally lay my ill-conceived, forever project to rest.

 

 

Those decals look useful!! The shell looks really good too! 

 

The reg mark of Tony's 84 'Oh no, not again' RAC car always makes me smile - oh WOE is me...!! :)

 

Keith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

Hope Mark does a rally car conversion first, so I can do Tony Pond's 3rd place 84 Manx car - that at the TR7 V8 must be two of the best sounding rally cars ever...

 

Keith

Only ever seen them at demo events , but the V8 s in those cars sound better than any rally car this side of an early Legacy 👌

Gary

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Windy37 said:

sound better than any rally car this side of an early Legacy

 

Which sound nowhere near as good as a BDA in an Escort at full chat....!! 🤣

 

Keith

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

Which sound nowhere near as good as a BDA in an Escort at full chat....!! 🤣

 

Keith

 

 

So true 👍 

Gary

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/12/2022 at 2:21 PM, Alan R said:

However, I'm not sure of the nose profile. It looks a bit 'blunt' to my eye.

It's the lights, or more the turn signals. They reach too far into the nose - on the real SD1 these end flush with the bonnet gaps, here they extend too far to the inside. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, cmatthewbacon said:

Count me in for an SD1 or two — and the (please…) inevitable C1 Models street Vitesse transkit and Motobitz “jam sandwich” conversion parts…

best,

M.

 

20 hours ago, pigsty said:

I'm seeing three potential problems here.  One, the bonnet between the headlights is inset a tiny bit too much.  Two, the front bumper appears to be the roadgoing version but without the trim and the overriders.  The TWR racer's bumper projects a lot more and has none of the ancillary parts (though it still has a number plate plinth).  Three, the valance is the bluff square one that most twin-plenum Vitesses had, not the one that TWR racer has fitted - which is more like the one all the other roadgoing SD1s had.  But the profile of the bonnet and the turn into the headlights look about right.  Perhaps it's the shortage of sticky-out bits that makes it look blunt?  It does seem an odd combination of features, especially with the racing wheels thrown in.

 

I'm not sure about a customer Vitesse but I'm sure a kit of a straight V8 VdP would finally make me break my car duck.  And I'd finally get the chance to get rid of that horrible Eclipse Blue.

 

I would definitely buy a Vitesse/police or VdP conversion kit and the base kit to go with it.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/12/2022 at 11:27 PM, von Race said:

Great news for us, bad news for our budgets.  Thanks for the info Marco.

Now knowing there is a Rover on the way, I can finally lay my ill-conceived, forever project to rest.

I'd keep that handy if I were you, you never know if/when certain parts may come in handy 😉

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

YES!!!!!

 

With the nose of an SD1 in the background of the Beemax Volvo 240 box art, I did wonder if one would be kitted later...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It since to see something other than Ferrari/Porsche re runs all the time! The Rover hasn’t even been made in resin as far as I know.But having said this they promised a while ago the Porsche pink pig from Le Mans 2018,see Sabrejet’s excellent build in RFI of the resin one.

Ot maybe I dreamt it..Chris.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Cheers Keith,and that’s from 2019! Someone should put more of these car announcements on the rumourmonger thread if it’s not already there.

Chris.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...