1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Oct 13, 2022 5:16 pm

Cheers! :D
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Post by Lodein » Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:08 pm

Thanks for this beautiful photos

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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:50 pm

You're welcome!

Did some minor things on the SD1.
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I noticed the oil sump was a bit rusty so i removed the rust and painted it with Hammerite:
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I also finished some old repairs with sealand.

My brother visited so we could give his newly purchased '75 Buick LeSabre a cavity wax treatment as well. After all this we had to take some photos. US luxury vs UK luxury:
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An Rover SD1 is not a small car but the Buick is just massive!
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:02 pm

Wow, two stunning cars with shared DNA! The original Rover V8 engine was from the 1963 Buick Special and was known as a 215 cu in unit. A bit different to whats in yours now but found this on the LeSabre, might be intersting :

https://www.conceptcarz.com/s22435/Buick-LeSabre.aspx

Obviously the DNA in your family helps you and your brother find and look after stunning cars Marc! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:12 pm

Thanks for the link! I will share it with my brother!
We do our best! Just very gratefull that we can have these motors.
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:52 pm

Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:12 pm
Thanks for the link! I will share it with my brother!
We do our best! Just very gratefull that we can have these motors.
You're welcome Marc, i've always been interested in the 1986 ish Mercury LeSabre as i think they're nice looking cars. Being a Ford brand, many parts should cross to other vehicles and be relatively cheap compared to some other marques.
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:25 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:52 pm
Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:12 pm
Thanks for the link! I will share it with my brother!
We do our best! Just very gratefull that we can have these motors.
You're welcome Marc, i've always been interested in the 1986 ish Mercury LeSabre as i think they're nice looking cars. Being a Ford brand, many parts should cross to other vehicles and be relatively cheap compared to some other marques.
Mercury Sable you mean? The Robocop car?
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:59 pm

Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:25 pm
scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:52 pm
Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:12 pm
Thanks for the link! I will share it with my brother!
We do our best! Just very gratefull that we can have these motors.
You're welcome Marc, i've always been interested in the 1986 ish Mercury LeSabre as i think they're nice looking cars. Being a Ford brand, many parts should cross to other vehicles and be relatively cheap compared to some other marques.
Mercury Sable you mean? The Robocop car?
No Marc - what i really meant was Buick LeSabre - why i wrote Mercury i'll never know! Also ignore any references to having Ford bits in your brothers Buick LeSabre as it is of course a GM car! No i hadn't been drinking and wasn't on any mind-altering drugs when i typed it but you might think i was! :lol:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:25 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:59 pm
Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:25 pm
scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:52 pm


You're welcome Marc, i've always been interested in the 1986 ish Mercury LeSabre as i think they're nice looking cars. Being a Ford brand, many parts should cross to other vehicles and be relatively cheap compared to some other marques.
Mercury Sable you mean? The Robocop car?
No Marc - what i really meant was Buick LeSabre - why i wrote Mercury i'll never know! Also ignore any references to having Ford bits in your brothers Buick LeSabre as it is of course a GM car! No i hadn't been drinking and wasn't on any mind-altering drugs when i typed it but you might think i was! :lol:
Haha no problem mate!

'86 Buick LeSabre is very nice indeed!
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:20 pm

Sunday washed the SD1, filled it up, pumped up the tires, took it for a spin and put it in winter storage. :)
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:07 am

All wrapped up like a late Xmas present to open in the spring! :wink: :D
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:00 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:07 am
All wrapped up like a late Xmas present to open in the spring! :wink: :D
:lol: :wink:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:48 pm

Of course i installed a little flag on my SD1 as well:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:09 pm

Great work Marc - something ironic has just occurred to me, Van Den Plas was originally a Dutch coachbuilder that British Leyland bought in (i think) the 1960s and now you have a 1980s British Leyland car with the Union Flag next to the (originally) coachbuilders name in the Netherlands - may brain cell seems to be on a philosophical line tonight! :? :shock:
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Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sat Jan 07, 2023 11:21 am

scoobyh123 wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:09 pm
Great work Marc - something ironic has just occurred to me, Van Den Plas was originally a Dutch coachbuilder that British Leyland bought in (i think) the 1960s and now you have a 1980s British Leyland car with the Union Flag next to the (originally) coachbuilders name in the Netherlands - may brain cell seems to be on a philosophical line tonight! :? :shock:
Ah oke. I was not sure if it was Dutch or Belgian. Now I know! :D

Haha they do sound to be like that haha.
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