Rover SD1 (Hardcover)

The Full Story 1976-1986 (Europa Militaria)

By James Taylor

The Crowood Press UK, 9781785001918, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2016

List Price: 44.95*
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Description

Rover's big hatchback saloon of the 1970s and 1980s had all the elements of a superb motor car.  It was the work of long-standing Rover engineers, with substantial input from their colleagues at Triumph.  The SD1's top models even shared their V8 engines with earlier and much-loved classics from Rover.  It was stunningly attractive, cleverly derived from Italian supercar styling and still extraordinarily practical thanks to its large hatchback configuration.  In this new book, Rover historian James Taylor tells the full story of the SD1, warts and all, from initial concept to final production model.


About the Author

After graduating from Oxford and pursuing further academic studies at Reading, James Taylor spent 12 years working in central government. However, the lure of writing about cars – which he was doing in his spare time – proved too great and he decided to turn it into a career. James has now written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles. He has written for enthusiast magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and even delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He spent the best part of ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine and has always counted the products of the old Rover Company and of Land Rover as his favourite subject. He also co-organised the “15 Years of Rover V8” event at Donington in 1982.