|June 22, 2018 9:07 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.
In 1993, the long-wheel base (LWB) was introduced along with the electronic air suspension (EAS). The LWB stretched the short wheel base (SWB) an additional 10″, all devoted to rear seat passenger leg room. The EAS was the first of its kind, offering the driver the ability to raise and lower the suspension with the touch of a button. In 1995, the Range Rover received a major interior ‘upgrade’ from a hard dash with a rather quirky, yet endearing, layout, to a more modernized ‘soft dash’ with dual air bags. The ’95 soft dash has seen a large market uptick in the last few years as it is the final year of the original Range Rover. The RRC was the first to have command seating, the driver sits above the window ledges for improved visibility. The rear passengers benefit from stadium seating also providing improved viewing. The Range Rover was changed mid-year to the P38 style, running through the 2002 MY. These Classics are truly iconic to the brand and finally starting to see the appreciation they deserve in the collector car world.
Today we present to you a low cost entry into the Range Rover Classic market. This is one of the last year soft dash models for the Classic in a rather rare British Racing Green finish. This is a very nice affordable foundation that appears to be all original (minus the removal of the EAS). The seller states there is no rust to be found. It ships from Michigan and we welcome onsite inspections.
The BRG paint is in decent condition and not needing an immediate respray as you take care of other items. It retains the original brush guard (peeling is common) and the original cyclone twist wheels. No modifications can be seen and none are noted. There is a notable scrape / exterior damage on the driver side rear shown in the pictures. The seller reports the paint is faded as this was a Florida car originally.
We do not see any body rust and we note some rust underneath. The seller reports it is rust free, so that is a good start to a project RRC. Underneath, we see rust on the air block cover, spotting on the frame rails and lower rail sills area. The rear door arches and tail gate area look ok. The lettering is still intact all around. In the engine bay, the sound proofing is in need of replacement. We note the bulkhead strip showing some signs of rusting. Overall, it presents a good driver quality RRC that could be driven as is or restored.
The sorrel tan interior appears to be all original without any notable tears or damage. The original radio is still in tact, as is the burl wood transfer case knob. The headliner is sagging and would need eventual replacement. Mats and door speaker covers are present.
The headliner is coming down, a common issue in these classics. There is exterior damage along the driver side as shown in the gallery. The rear hatch is missing the lock. The paint is losing clear coat and faded, mostly on the roof. A fog light is missing/broken and the blower for heat/AC rattles when running.
The seller reports that a new water pump was recently added. The original EAS air suspension has been replaced with coils. The seller adds that this Classic has received new fluids all around, new belts and a belt tensioner was recently replaced.
Second Daily will cover the cost of a pre-purchase inspection up to $200 if you purchase this vehicle. That means in plain language…if you order a PPI and then go on to buy this car through Second Daily auctions, we will reimburse that cost up to $200. We have had customers use Inspect-X and LemonSquad if you need a recommendation. So bid with confidence.
Bidding at Second Daily
Second Daily is an online curated auction house for specialty vehicles like you see here. Auctions run 24/7 and are 100% online. A reserve price has been set, so you must meet the reserve price with your bid in order to win the auction. If your bid is below the reserve, you may continue to bid until you hit the reserve price. The estimated value of the vehicle will give you an estimated indication of where the reserve price sits.
Disclaimer: We do our best to represent the vehicle from the information provided but this should not be implied as an inspection. Second Daily is not the owner of the vehicle and therefore we recommend as with any online vehicle purchase, as a potential buyer you should either arrange to visit it in person for a personal inspection, or hire a professional service to conduct a pre-purchase inspection. The full VIN number is available upon request, as potential buyers, you can perform your due diligence to determine if this vehicle meets your standards. Second Daily is not liable for the condition or contents of the vehicle. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.