[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits"

James Dean jaguru at bellsouth.net
Sat Dec 3 17:22:18 GMT 2005

Has anyone checked to see the path of this email from the CKD(Completely 
knocked Down) kit sellers to see where they are.?Also have the sellers 
posted  photos of of what is for sale? That would seem normal business 
procedure.(Though photos could be 20 years old). Perhaps when the Nigerian 
Barrister sends me my share of the deceased American Engineer's Millions, or 
I Receive the Intenational Lottery money I just won in yesterday's emails, I 
would contact them. Someone in their neighborhood needs to drop in for a 
look; just take some security along and watch your back. James Dean
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Kirkpatrick" <britcarnut at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 2:49 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits"

> Seems like somebody like Rimmer Bros might be interested in this?  It
> would have to be someone who does a lot of volume in Rover spares and has
> a lot of storage capacity.
> Geoff Kirkpatrick
>> Folks,
>> Many of us received the following message about an SD1
>> "Alladin's Cave" of SD1 bits.  I'd be less concerned
>> if the message didn't come from Ravi Shankar.  I send
>> it for your amusement.
>> Eric
>> ********************************************************
>> Forwarded message from R Shankar
>> <mehtashankar at yahoo.co.in> -----
>>     Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 09:29:17 -0800 (PST)
>>     From: R Shankar <mehtashankar at yahoo.co.in>
>> Reply-To: R Shankar <mehtashankar at yahoo.co.in>
>>  Subject: Huge quantity of new / unused Rover Sd1 Kits
>> available.
>>       To: <large list of international receipients>
>>  Dear   Webmaster
>>     May I request you to pass this on to the President
>> of your club for the benefit of the members.
>>     Dear Mr. President  /  Secretary   of the various
>> Clubs
>>     You  may not know that the Rover SD1 was imported
>> to India by the Standard Motor Products of India Ltd.,
>> in 1984/85. It was in completely knocked  down
>> condition and assembled from panels on jigs. The
>> factory closed  down due to in-ept handling.
>> The imported components in Customs  bonded warehouse
>> were auctioned. The quantity was in bins, containers,
>> crates and piled up to the roof in 6 or 7 huge
>> warehouses.
>> The  last CEO of the company mentioned  that the parts
>> are enough to  assemble 2000 SD1 s !!!    But parts &
>> headlights  were stolen by the un-employed starving
>> workers. But I dont think the  lights should be a
>> problem. If there are buyers for the entire lot,
>> these could be ordered from the Taiwan company DEPO.
>>   The current owners who have bought the lot  are
>> offering complete kits for assembling the Rover SD1
>> car from panels.
>>   If  there is a good demand they would also consider
>> assembling the bare  shell and putting the rest inside
>> the shell and shipping. But in this  case the freight
>> would be quite high, as only 3 shells could be shipped
>>  in a 40 foot container.
>>       However their immediate aim is to sell the
>> complete kits first.
>>   They would even consider selling only the body
>> panels for 1 car  separately if there is a demand. Or
>> only the assembled shell without  the other parts.
>>   But this would be later after a major portion of the
>> kits are sold.
>>   There about 1000 COMPLETE kits (definitely 600
>> COMPLETE kits) available  as estimated from the 600
>> pairs of H/lights & 1200 M-cyl+booster  assys. They
>> are for sale as one lot or in lots of 20 kits in a 20
>> foot  container or 40 kits in a 40 foot container.
>> What is NOT included in the kits are:
>> (a) engine + gearbox assys.
>> (b) radiator,
>> (c) battery
>> (d) Bumpers(as these were made here of FRP)
>> (e) seat covers, as these were done here.
>>   Wonderful car. Which is more the pity it died such a
>> sad death. I had one too.
>> It  failed here because they used the old Vanguard
>> 2000 cc engine while  they were copying the VM diesel
>> with which the car was fitted in the  UK.
>>   So if there is any interest in these kits, panels,
>> parts, kindly contact me.
>>   If you wish you could spread the message for the
>> benefit of others.
>>   Ronnie Mehta
>>   mehtashankar at yahoo.co.in
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