We are delighted to launch the first release of the 1:76 scale Rover SD1, representing the British car from the 1970s-1980s. Modelled as the 3500 Vitesse, we’ve chosen a bright red livery highlighted with black masking and registered C245 YVC from 1985-1986, which represented in real life the last year of manufacture .The interior of our model is a very smart contrasting grey while on the exterior, the Vitesse lettering is printed in red on both rear passenger doors beneath the black masked side panels.
The Rover SD1 (Special Division 1) was the code name of this series of executive cars produced by British Leyland using the Rover marque and built under the specialist Rover, Triumph and Austin Rover divisions. It was also the first car designed by the British Leyland design team headed by David Bache and Spen King although sadly it was to be the last Rover-badged vehicle from Rover Company engineers to emerge from the Solihull plant. Designed as a 5-door hatchback/fastback, it was a front engine, rear wheel drive car coming with either a 3-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox. Production lasted from 1976 to 1986 with various upgrades and variations along the way but always marketed as a Rover with the engine sizes identifying each model. The series had been introduced by British Leyland following a Government financial bail-out, in the hope of turning the fortunes of the company around. The 3500 Vitesse, the subject of our model, proved one of the most successful of the series, being used as a road car, motor sport racing car as well as being a favourite of the Police. However, it was not sufficient to save the company from subsequent absorption under British Leyland.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850