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SOLD 1989 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC 2 DOOR 3.5 V8 EFI 

£19,995

 

Location: London, England

Chassis: SALLHABL8FA392382

Registration No: B 0202KN (ES)

Engine: 3.5 V8 EFI

Transmission: Five-Speed Manual

Mileage: 150,000 Miles

Colour: Green | 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

It’s with much anticipation that we have the privilege to bring to market a late model 1989 Spanish market Range Rover two-door V8 3.9 EFI. There is a certain charm, character, and allure of a basic agriculturally specified 2 Door fitted with a characterful and soulful V8 engine. I find they just make you smile, and it’s hard to not. This vehicle was first registered on the 10th July 1989 in Barcelona, hence the ‘B’ Registration plate. The previous Spanish owner bought the car in 1993 and kept it until we bought it in early 2021, a rare two-door vehicle in exceptional condition. The last service stamp is in 2015, so the vehicle hasn’t been used that much in recent years, however, its last vehicle inspection (ITV) was in June 2020, running out in July 2021.  It’s a well-preserved vehicle, it’s been enthusiastically owned and for a large proportion of its life.

The car has been fitted with a long-range fuel tank fitted in the boot, masterfully trimmed in teddy bear valour. It’s a very smart installation and has its benefits on those long-range road trips. 

The car will be serviced again preceding the sale. 

 

CONDITION

EXTERIOR

The exterior presents exceptionally well with a recently replaced radiator grill. The bumper corners and bumpers are immaculate. Uprated Bilstein shocks have been fitted to the axles, so the car hands very well, other notable aftermarket features include a heavy-duty sump guard and ‘Hella’ Headlights. 

PAINT

The exterior bodywork has recently been painted by Terez Group in Barcelona, approximately five years ago. The roof retains its original paint which is a nice nod to originality. Mild amount of paint bubbling on the roof gutter and a very small scratch to the driver’s door. 

WHEELS

Recently refurbished original RoStyle wheels with new Michelin Latitude cross 215/80R16 tires with 4 Genuine Range Rover center caps are fitted. The spare wheel is the original RoStyle wheel.

INTERIOR

The vehicle has a Beige Teddy Bear interior. It presents very well with all rare and usually damaged palomino plastic panels still in place, and free of cracks and damage. All the seats are in very good condition apart from a small cigarette burn on the driver’s seat. A new headliner has been recently fitted and the air conditioning is very strong and blows cold. 

The sound system has been upgraded with a Sony head unit, Pioneer rear speakers, and genuine Land Rover Front speakers. 

STEERING WHEEL

The original steering wheel is fitted and with minimum wear and tear. 

MECHANICAL

ENGINE

The Range Rover runs the silky smooth 3.5 V8 EFI engine, it jumps into action with ease and runs beautifully through the entire rev range.

GEAR BOX

The gearbox goes through all its gears easily and freely including high and low range. The shifts are particularly tight and smooth.

STRUCTURAL

The structural integrity of the Range Rover is outstanding. The car was imported from southern Spain. The chassis is fantastically solid with no signs of any rust. The footwells and sills again show no signs of rust and are solid throughout. It’s also evident they have never been repaired or replaced. The passenger side rear floor has a very small imperfection, but nothing to worry about. 

DOCUMENTATION

The accompanying documentation, paperwork, and provenance for this vehicle are 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 car's technical specification, this is complete with every state technical inspection from its first test year in 1991 up until April 2019. The file is also accompanied by a selection of recent invoices from the Land Rover main dealer in Majorca. The vehicle also comes with an English-translated Spanish Carfax report. Along with a Spanish DGT state history report. Which details inspection mileage intervals, previous owners.

USEFUL LINKS

Range Rover Classic Brochure

Range Rover Reborn

OTHER THOUGHTS

The vehicle is supplied with a Spanish export registration (Permiso de Circulación) ready for registration in buyers' chosen country, either EU or other.

The vehicle has an ITV (MOT) stamp certificate (Permiso de Circulación) and comes complete with a Spanish DGT History report certificate for proof of previous owners, mileage check, and further history, etc. We are happy to provide registration documentation and reports 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 to assist with customs clearance.

For US buyers we can offer the following inclusive shipping and customs clearance package:

  • Port Delivery

  • Sea Fright by RoRo from Southampton, UK Port to East Coast US Ports.

  • Export Customs Clearance

  • US Import Clearance & ISF filing, DOT/EPA Form Submission

Fee Price: $2,950.00

This leaves you only responsible for paying US Customs Duty to our US customs broker upon clearance of your vehicle from Baltimore port. We can arrange inland delivery to your driveway at an additional cost.

Note: Excludes US customs duty chargeable at 2.5% of vehicle value for passenger vehicles and customs bond chargeable at $4.50 per $1,000 of 3 x the value, along with cargo insurance and customs exam fees, If applicable.

 

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AN UPDATE FROM THE TEAM
 

We are here and open for business

These are truly extraordinary times. 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 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. Our ability to prepare a vehicle to a client's specification is somewhat stifled. Although our 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.  

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