SOLD 1989 Range Rover Classic 2 Door 2.4TD


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.




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