Tri­umph SD2

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This car was in­tended to fol­low on from the bril­liant Rover SD1. The SD refers to the Spe­cial­ist Divi­sion of BL, which by the time the SD2 was con­ceived in 1972, was just fo­cus­ing on Rover-Tri­umph. Like the SD1, the SD2 took the best el­e­ments of th­ese two mar­ques’ en­gi­neer­ing, and promised to be a BMW 3-se­ries chal­lenger to re­place the age­ing Dolomite. Thus it had fuel-in­jected ver­sions of Tri­umph’s slant-four en­gines and was un­der­pinned by a short­ened Rover’s SD1 chas­sis. Styling was a trun­cated ver­sion of the David Bache/Ian Beech-de­signed

SD1. De­spite the chal­leng­ing styling, it’s brim­ming with po­ten­tial.

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