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Old 15th January 2010, 23:03   #2716
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Rover known as the SD1 model (but did not check for engine size)
I'm not sure if you knew this, but the SD1 was made as the Standard 2000 in India, by Standard Motor Products, Madras in the 80s. Here it unfortunately sold with not the original SD1 Rover engine but a grossly underpowered fuel-guzzling local unit fashioned out of a Vanguard engine! And coupled with an equally inefficient gearbox, which ultimately sang the otherwise good car's swansong in India. You can find more info. on the Indian SD1 here:

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Old 15th January 2010, 23:59   #2717
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All these cars are parked Premanand Varnekars garage...I saw the VWs too but not the Rover - its not there now. Whats interesting there is a Lambretta open ld which is wrapped up by a grown up tree now - to take it out now one will have to cut the tree!

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Thanks Stanher I did not know they were produced in India, they were made in the UK with 2000 to 3500 engine and also turbo diesel.
Yes SA7VA5 the photos were taken there, will be going to see him in Feb, he always has some interesting vehicles around.
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Old 16th January 2010, 17:35   #2719
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There used to be blue colored std2000 with the Moothoot group in Kerala.
their hometown being Kozhenchery used to see that regularly till about 3-4 years ago. seemed to have all the original bits and pieces
had a 3 digit Pathanamthitta registration also, the rumour was that they were not interested in selling that car because it proved to be their lucky charm!!!
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I see very less Standard 2000 cars in kerala , was that the first luxury car for India ?
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I actually love the design of the standard 2000. Would love to modify one some day.
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Dont know if this has been posted before, some where in Madras.
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Its really sad to see the FIAT in this sorrow condition, after they are in huge demand these days. Looking like its a Select or SuperSelect.
Look at that original wheel cap on the rear left wheel !!!
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Its really sad to see the FIAT in this sorrow condition, after they are in huge demand these days. Looking like its a Select or SuperSelect.
Look at that original wheel cap on the rear left wheel !!!
Going by the tell tale signs (hinges on the dicky) the car is a Select and after all these years of neglect, look at the bumper still in good shape.
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Anyone needs a Standard 2000 PM me - I have one spare and needs to be sold off. Fantastic condition - running!

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Saw this one in Pune. No Fiat would Select a death like this !!
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Saw this one in Pune. No Fiat would Select a death like this !!
Ari Cha, the body looks good and the wheels are original, any interior shots you got.
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I think Karl should be able to give full details about this Pune car.
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Ari Cha, the body looks good and the wheels are original, any interior shots you got.
Naahi re.. only one wheel is original, that too has no clips !
The interior's a mess too - Nothing original. Being a Pune car, the body may be in good nick, though. Not much rust.
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I think Karl should be able to give full details about this Pune car.
Aaaah - the RTO himself ! I'm sure he knows the history of this car like the back of his hand.
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The select still looks bodily decent, it should be salvaged before too late!
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