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Rover 3500 SD1: British V8 muscle on the Mountain

Submitted by on August 19, 2014

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1985 ETCC battle

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Tom Walkinshaw Racing dominated the Group A ‘preview’ class in the 1984 Bathurst 1000 with V8 Rover SD1s, proving the British sedan’s tin-top racing muscle.

So what happened to its presence in the Australian Touring Car Championship?

The cars’ significant success at Bathurst and the success of factory-backed Rovers in the European Touring Car Championship seemed to make them a shoe-in for Aussie racing, but their potential went unfulfilled. Find out why, and enjoy the story of some of the finest racing the ETCC ever saw, in Rover 3500 SD1: British V8 muscle on the Mountain at the Shannons Club.

Thanks to the Shannons Club

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