|February 14, 2019 1:27 pm||$5,000||charez1988|
|February 12, 2019 2:57 am||Auction started|
In 1967 the Land Rover company brought to us a radical new idea of how a 4×4 should be made. Engineers Spencer King and Gordon Bashford set about designing a luxury Land Rover estate car, leveraging a V8 engine and based on a 100″ wheelbase chassis. Rover needed something to compete with Jeep and its ever growing fan base. Several years later, the very first Range Rover went into production as a 2-door 1970 model. It was rugged, raw, quite vertical and would set the evolutionary design in motion with its raised wing bulges on the bonnet and floating roof line. The model would evolve through vinyl and plastic to updated improved trim inside and out over time.
This marque lineup though wouldn’t show up in North America for another 17 years. It was then that in 1987 LRNA officially introduced the Range Rover to the U.S. market at the LA Auto Show and went on sale in March of the same year. Land Rover never sent over two-door Range Rovers to the United States. Very few import tdi200 diesel Range Rovers exist in the current US market…but believe us when we say, that won’t be for long.
Second Daily is proud to present this 1994 Range Rover Classic SWB (short-wheel base). Located in sunny dry Spain, this Classic is outfitted with the highly durable 2.5 liter tdi200 diesel mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and has covered only 69k miles since new (111k kms showing). It was owned by a company that supplied the construction stones for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The owner purchased it from the company so the car may show 2 owners but the second owner is the current seller who recently acquired it. This Classic appears to have been never neglected unlike so many out there and presents in what appears to be all original condition.
Although located in Spain, it has the “normal” left-hand drive (LHD) for anyone interested here in the US and is currently available for import for anyone wishing to do so (NOTE: build date on the “permiso de circulación” shows as May 7, 1993). We have contacts if needed for shipping and importation. For anyone else in Europe, feel free to also bid. We only call out “normal” LHD because sometimes stating left-hand drive creates confusion, in that people think “driving on the left side of the road, like in England.” No, here we mean, you drive from the left side of the car, as you do any other car in the States. So those drive through trips to the bank, parking garage or McDonald’s won’t be awkward.
The Alpine White paint is believed to be all original and shows very well given that. The seller reports this truck to be very clean, with no evidence of rust reported or that we can spot. It is said to have straight body work and only note a few small scratches here and there (front hood cowl), consistent with a 25 year old Classic. There are no reported accidents known, and no notable dents or known paint corrections. The vinyl D-pillars look to be good shape, as do all the plastics and seals. The roof top appears to be in great shape with no notable sun fade or clear coat loss. It rides on stock 205/80 R16 tires over original 3-spoke grey wheels (in case you were expecting TWR wheels, the 3-spoke was offered on SWB models outside of the US in 1994). Rear mudflaps are present.
The interior is very clean and seemingly all original. The grey cloth interior is unstained and free of tears. The dashboard, gauge cluster, and center console are all complete and intact. Heat blows well while the wipers, lights, signals, and gauges all work exactly as they should according to the seller. The original radio is still installed. The rear cargo area looks to be in excellent condition, the tonneau cover is still present, as is the spare tire cover. The carpeting and vinyl connecting the cargo load area to the lower gate appear in great shape.
The seller reports the reliable tdi200 engine is very smooth and has no problems shifting through the gears. The engine looks clean and the sound dampening shield is intact.
The classic car market is finally paying attention to the series 1 Range Rover. Prices have steadily climbed for the last 5-7 years. Recent well-presented examples have sold for over $40k at auction. Currently there are very few 4-door tdi200 Classics in the US on the market, and even less in this condition with this uber low mileage. Asking prices on those are north of $40,000. We present to you an equally comparable truck for far less.
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