[ROVERNET - UK] Rover Cabriolet P6 and SDI parts

Ron Morey morey814 at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 5 03:26:30 GMT 2005

Dirk, I would love to see a picture. Doing a conversion is certainly 
tempting. All the best in performing yours. I look forward to seeing the 
pictures. Thanks.

>From: "Dirk" <dirk at vy-tek.com>
>Reply-To: dirk at vy-tek.com, rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Rover Cabriolet P6 and SDI parts
>Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 17:58:20 -0500
>Hi all,
>I have been having a email correspondence with the owner of the only true
>Graber Rover cabriolet convertible made for the
>1966 Geneva motor show. I was reading the P6 news from February 05 and
>noticed that in the front the car was listed as being for sale.
>It turned out that the seller was in Canada so I called him. He called me
>back and was a very nice gentleman named Hans.
>He told me about how his father saw the car at the show and made it his
>mission to own it. So in 1966 they got the car.
>It has been in his family in Switzerland for the last 40 years perfectly
>maintained. His father had passed in 1980
>and his brother had been looking after the car there but felt it was time 
>pass it on. So the president of the
>Swiss Rovers club bought it. Boy I wish I had seen it. But I am very happy
>that it has been passed on to a true believer.
>The new owner even loaned it back to the original family this summer so 
>his grand daughter could be carried away at her wedding.
>What other car other then Rover can stir passions like this????
>I have now become friends with this Gentlemen and believe it or not he is
>restoring a P6 3500s to North American
>standards so I am helping him find parts. If any one has a front and rear
>license plate holder I need both for him.
>Please email me and let me know how much. It does not need to be in great
>condition as he plans to rechrome them.
>I am giving serious consideration to visiting him next summer as now I have
>it my mind to build a replica of the car.
>I have some wonderful pictures of the car that really show the true beauty
>of this car so if anyone would like me to forward them
>send me a email.
>SDI parts:
>I have sent a email to Mr. Shanker requesting photos and details.
>I have told him if he is real I will send one of our representatives in
>Indian to inspect what he really has.
>I now expect to hear nothing as this is most likely a scam. But if I do I
>will share with all.
>Dirk Burrowes
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>    1. Re:  Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits" (James Dean)
>    2. Re:  Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits" (Eric Russell)
>    3. Re:  Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits" (Slatskars)
>    4. Re:  Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits" (Steven Dibdin)
>Message: 1
>Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 09:22:18 -0800
>From: "James Dean" <jaguru at bellsouth.net>
>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Re: Flood of SD1 full scale "Kits"
>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
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>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, 
>I Receive the Intenational Lottery money I just won in yesterday's emails, 
>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 
> > 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.

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