R: R: [ROVERNET - UK] P6BS prototype, Darsun 240 Z and SD 1 coupè

Ruotolo Gianluca (DD) gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
Tue Aug 29 11:31:02 BST 2006

I agree.
At the end E - type was not technically so developed and, as we know, so reliable.

Another good idea was the SD1 Coupè, and the SD1 Wagon.
In my opinion SD1 was a natural coupè, looking like a Ferrari Daytona, but misteriously they did not produce it in that way.

The SD1 reclame, in England ( five doors sports car, with the photo of the family and dogs inside with the open hatchback)  was splendid and taylor - made for that car.

Regards, Gianluca.

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com [mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Per conto di Glen Wilson
Inviato: martedì 29 agosto 2006 12.15
A: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Oggetto: Re: R: [ROVERNET - UK] P6BS prototype

Ruotolo Gianluca (DD) wrote:
> It was difficult at that time to attempt at E - type primate, see for 
> example tne beautiful but unsuccessful Jensen Interceptor, which is 
> nowadays quite rare.
> Best regards, Gianluca.
A couple (or three) thoughts:

1. It's unfortunate that business considerations limited our choices.

2. I reminds me of what a brilliant addition the Datsun 240Z was to the 
market. Great performance, low price, smooth engine and not bad styling, 
either. Somebody got that one right. It was a fully fleshed out concept 
that had a lot more market research and development money around it than 
Rover probably was capable of. The P6BS was typically innovative, but it 
was really just some machine the boys were tinkering with in the back room.

3. The Graber coupes should have been produced.

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