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SOLD 1989 Range Rover Classic 2 Door 2.4TD

£14,950

Location: Yorkshire, England

Chassis:  SALLHABE8FA390571

Engine: 2.4 VM Diesel

Transmission: Five-Speed Manual

Mileage: 44,679 Miles

Colour: Cairngorm Brown | Beige Teddy Bear Interior

Left Hand drive

 

 

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History of the Range Rover

The late 1960’s saw the emergence of the recreational off-road market led Land Rover to come up with a radically new competitor to the Jeep Wagoneer and the Ford Bronco. Land Rover passed on this challenge to Charles Spencer King, under the project title of “The 100 inch Station Wagon”. 

It all started when Rover bought a Bronco and noticed the coiled suspension, this boosted the luxury element as gave improved performance and comfort. He also noted the powerful Buick V8. However, Mr. King gave the Range Rover several unique capabilities, improved carburettors that still fed fuel at extreme angles and the infamous started handle for emergencies. 

It was launched in 1970 as “a car for all reasons”. The Range Rover was also the first permanent 4x4 to do over 100mph whilst having a towing capacity of 3.5 metric tons, accommodation for five, hydraulic disc brakes to all wheels and the groundbreaking dual-range, permanent four-wheel drive gear box. 

A four door version was introduced in 1981, with the two door version phased out in 1994, it was then named the ‘Classic’ to differentiate from the all new P38a Range Rover. 

The Car

This particular example is a 1989 2 door Range Rover, a classic from the late 80’s. This one owner, left hand drive vehicle is a genuine factory original 2 door Range Rover, having come off the production line at Solihull. This vehicle is structurally in excellent condition. Import from Barcelona, Spain from the original owner's grandson. It has remained under its first owners stewardship within Barcelona since it was delivered new by British Motors S.A of Via Augusta, 228, Barcelona. The dealer still remains on Via Augusta, 228 now known as Land Motors S.A

The Range Rover Classic has become an excellent usable classic which continue to appraise in value, as availability becomes forever scarce. The vehicle Drives exceptionally and the low mileage is evident. Upon repatriating the vehicle back to the United Kingdom in 2019 we set about a comprehensive but sympathetic refurbishment of the vehicle. The subscribe work is documented below.

Condition 

Exterior 

Overall, the car is in fantastic condition and the body is comprised of entirely original factory fitted panels. 

Paint 

The car has received a panel on body refurbishment to include painting the entire outer body in Cairngorm Brown with the exception of the roof which retains its original factory paint finish. 

Wheels

The car has a full set of ‘Rostyle’ wheels, that we have refinished in the original satin silver. Completed with a matching set of new Bridgestone Dueler tyres. 

Seats

The seats are finished in the original  period correct Beige Teddy Bear cloth. As you would expect from the low mileage the seat bolsters and foam remain firm. The rear bench has experienced minimal to no use and is in very fine condition. There is no cigarette burns to any of the seats nor has the vehicle been smoked in. However there is one broken map pocket behind the driver's seat and a crack in the  driver side seat belt trim cover. Please inspect the photos for clarity. 

Steering wheel

The car features the original Range Rover Land Rover two spoke steering wheel which is in good condition and is indicative of the mileage covered. 

Mechanical

Engine 

The engine runs very well and the clutch is positively light and responsive. It fires up on half a turn of the key. And is extremely quiet for a turbo diesel unit. 

Gear Box

The Range Rover has the 5-speed manual box with Reverse and all the gears change freely without interference. There is no crunching from any synchromesh including reverse. 

Recent Refurbishment Work

  • Viscous fan unit 

  • Fit new Master Cylinder Brake servo and bleed system

  • Fit new front and rear brake pads 

  • LH swivel collapsed, fit new swivel bearings and fill with grease 

  • Drain RHF and fill with grease

  • Fit new draglink ball joint

  • Fit new droparm ball joint

  • Repair lamps and wiring as nessasery to get all lights working

  • Refit front drive shaft correctly

  • Fit New Refurbished Steel wheels and new Bridgestone Dueler tyres  

  • Fit new wiper blades

  • Adjust steering box & Rear wiper relay 

  • Remove nudge bar .

  • New Front bumper & Front bumper end caps

  • New Rear bumper & end caps

  • Rear bumper dust seal trim

  • Rear bumper trim clamp

  • NS wing mirror fit replacement USED item 

  • NS rear lamp lens

  • OS rear lamp lens

  • Head lamp switch

  • OS bumper end cap bracket

  • New Door lock control rods

  • Dash board repair

  • Repairs to passenger door panel

  • Repairs to heated rear screen wiring 

  • Remove old radio equipment items

  • New front grill

  • New Headliner

  • New NS window runner

  • Change engine, Gearbox and diff oils and filters

  • Repaint vehicle in original Cairngorm Brown Metallic excluding roof.  

USEFUL LINKS

Range Rover Classic Brochure

Range Rover Reborn

Documentation

The accompanying documentation, paperwork and provenance for this vehicle is very good.. The car is accompanied by its original Range Rover Spanish user manual that illustrates all elements of the vehicle. Alongside the car is also accompanied with its original Austin Rover Spanish technical inspection logbook that documents the cars technical specification this is complete with every state technical inspection from its first test year in 1989 up until 2010 when the vehicle was then put into storage till 2019. The vehicle also comes with a English translated Spanish Carfax report. 

Other thoughts

UK registration with a UK Log Book can be arranged at request, although the car currently has a Spanish export registration (Permiso de Circulación) ready for registration in buyers chosen country, either EU or other. 

The vehicle has an up-to-date ITV (MOT) stamp certificate,(Permiso de Circulación), and comes complete with a Carfax certificate for proof of previous owners, mileage check and further history etc. I am happy to provide registration documentation and Carfax on request 

We are well acquainted with shipping Range Rovers and classic cars worldwide, with regular shipments to Dubai, Canada and the USA. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss import costs, shipping costs, or for a recommended shipping agent in your location.

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AN UPDATE FROM THE TEAM

We are here and open for business

These are truly extraordinary times we are living through, and it will test each and everyone of us. Although we’re not as raring to go as usual, we still remain open, with shipping line's continuing to run, although at a reduced frequency. 

  Keeping our distance 

 Fortunately we are a small team and geographically well spread. The team are largely working from home with the exception of our independent mechanics who are able to continue to work safely. 

 What does this mean for YOU

 We continue to operate and send out vehicles globally on a monthly basis. Naturally our ability to prepare a vehicle to a client's specification is somewhat stifled at present. Although our independent mechanics are doing their very best, to meet smaller requests.

  Fast Moving Cars 

 AKA lockdown project. 

We’ve been working hard over recent months to gather a collection of FAST MOVING CARS. These are rolling projects, although not perfect, they are ideal for first time importers giving a taste of what English classics have to offer.  

  Fighting fit in no time

 We are confident that we will come through this stronger and we wish safety and good health to everyone and their families. 

We are only a call, email or text away so please don’t hesitate.