|January 22, 2019 3:23 am||Auction started|
Thanks to the Land Rover Discovery, we have Defenders. The Defender started as the “One Ten” in 1983 and the “Ninety” in 1984. Around 1986, Land Rover started an underground project code named “Project Jay” which was to be another off-road SUV in the Rover lineup. Sales for the Bronco, Wagoneer, Patrol, and Land Cruiser were taking off like Marty McFly in a DeLorean and our British friends in Solihull wanted a piece of that.
Introduced to the public as a 1989 model, the Discovery platform was borrowed from the more expensive Range Rover at the time and only initially available as a 3-door. The 5-door version would come to market a year later in 1990. This prompted Land Rover to change the One Ten and Ninety name to “Defender” to reduce confusion of the incoming little brother. The U.S. would wait 4 more years to see the Disco. This first generation ran through 1998 until the Discovery II was introduced. In 2004, DII production ended and for us Americans, so did the Discovery moniker. In reality, the LR3 is just the 3rd iteration of the Disco and same for the LR4. We have no idea what the new Discovery is or why it’s called such, so we’ll just leave that right here. We’re classic lovers, and have been saying for years that you really should start storing away nice examples of the Discovery. As the Range Rover Classic market has already exploded and prices well on the rise, the Disco is a not-so-well kept secret anymore.
Second Daily Auctions is proud to present this second generation 2001 Land Rover Discovery SE. This is the last generation of the “Discovery” for the States, with power coming from the 4.0L V8 that pushed out about 188hp and 250 ft lbs of torque. Acquired by the seller as a bone-stock example in 2017, this Disco shows a mere 85k miles since new. The seller retains many service records dating back to new and reports the CarFax is clean throughout the three owners. This Disco ships from Georgia with a clean clear title in the seller’s name.
Financial and shipping assistance is available. We also offer our Buying Assistance program to help facilitate the transaction between buyer and seller. If you would like to have this vehicle inspected, Second Daily will cover up to $200 on a pre-purchase inspection if you go on to purchase the vehicle.
Outside the Epsom green wears well with the exception of the noted sun faded area on the roof. We imagine that a respray of the top would be relatively inexpensive, or spend $200 on a Thule rack with wind faring, or maybe a light bar and none the wiser. It is a Disco after all. There is a small crack on the right side of the front bumper noted in the pictures. There are standard door dings and scratches as one would expect for a 17 year old Rover. It retains it’s original 18″ Hurricane wheels and OEM brush guard and rear ladder for roof access.
Inside this Discovery presents very well, the Alpaca Beige seats with contrasting piping show no bolster or armrest wear and no tears can be seen. The headliner is original and no major sagging, but replacement would be in the future. We see no evidence of any notable wear or tears in the inside. The seller reports every interior part that was showing any wear was restored or replaced. There are currently no lights on the dash but the 3 amigos do come and go without any clear pattern.
Engine / Maintenance
- Last 12 Month Highlights:
- Interior Restoration
- All New Coolant Hoses
- Headgaskets replaced
- 185 Degree Tstat (OEM)
- Throttle Body Plate Brass Bypass
- All Fluids Flushed & Replaced
- Lucky Eight Drive Shaft
- Land Rover Brush Guard and Rear Light Guards (OEM)
- Rear Access Ladder (Rovers North)
- Brand New OEM Rubber Floor Mats (purchased in last 30 days)
- Front Window Tint Added
- Oversize Cupholders Added (OEM)
- New Interior Leather Boots
- New Master Cylinder
Modifications from Original
The following modifications were made by the current owner.
- New 3″ Suspension Lift
- Windows recently tinted
The market is finally starting to pay attention to the Discovery. It is as capable off road as any of its siblings and occupants can enjoy the same British luxury inside that we know from this brand. Some reliability concerns plagued the Rover lineup, but if you’ve read this far into the ad you are well aware of that, and you also know how much of it is overblown. You have be willing to give a little bit to get a lot on these. The seller has set a very reasonable reserve and we are happy to provide shipping quotes if needed.
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