Land Rover Discovery TD5 XS

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An exceptional Land Rover Discovery TD5 XS with 40,485 miles and full history.

EQUIPMENT
Side intrusion beams, anti-roll cars, immobiliser and volumetric alarm, front occupant airbags, self-levelling suspension, Optikool glass tint, roof rails, headlamp power wash, front fog lamps, twin manual sunroofs, front air conditioning with Auto Temperature Control, Premium ICE with 11 speakers, steering wheel ICE controls, CD autochanger, auto dimming compass mirror, remote central locking, heated, folding and electric door mirrors, electric windows front and rear, heated front and rear screens, 12v rear socket, rear loadspace cover, twin rear stowage boxes. Dealership options; Tailored Land Rover Alloy wheels Style 6, rubber mats to front, rear and loadspace, genuine Land Rover towing pack with twin electrics, privacy glass, spare wheel cover.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory original Zambezi Silver Metallic, (Code 737), the incredible paintwork boasts a bright polished shine and uniform finish. This low mileage example certainly has never exploited its off-road capabilities leaving all factory panels preserved, pin straight and totally damage free. Only tiny paint chips and minor markings will show upon very close scrutiny, utterly insignificant. The underside and common vulnerable areas associated with Discovery’s have remained in exceptional order, as have all robust and chunky trim sections and Land Rover badged light lenses. Main Dealer branded number plates, spare wheel cover, rear sticker and tax disc holder remain fitted. A very well cared for Discovery 2, virtually impossible to find in such a wonderful pampered and original condition.

INTERIOR
This low mileage protected interior remains exactly as Land Rover intended. The Discovery XS part leather and Alcantara trim is spotlessly clean and wear free with even the driver’s bolster firm and intact. The carpeting has been fully protected by heavy duty Land Rover rubber mats and there is also a large rubber boot floor protector leaving the luggage area pristine. All controls and switchgear feel like new and operate seamlessly, including the Discovery Premium ICE system and automatic air conditioning. The steering wheel shows the prominent natural veins found only on such low mileage vehicles and the headlining is tight and intact. The Land Rover full toolkit and snow weather kit remain in the tailored zip bag. This refined late model Discovery 2 appears to never have seen so much as a muddy boot and it is a credit to the two owners from new.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Discovery’s five-cylinder TD5 diesel turbocharged and intercooled engine produces 135 bhp with an impressive 300Nm of torque at just 1,950rpm to ensure pulling power is guaranteed. This pampered example even boasts a super clean engine bay with factory plates and stickers as well as genuine Land Rover service items clearly visible. Impressive capabilities to include minimum under axle clearance of 208mm and normal wading depth of 500mm show why Land Rover set the standard for 4×4 manufacturers worldwide. A tough manual gearbox with high/low transfer giving 10 forward and 2 reverse gears is light and easy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Upon purchasing the car in 2014, the previous perfection seeking owner purchased a set of five brand new and correct Style 6 alloy wheels from main dealer Marshall Land Rover at a cost of £1,222.25. The wheels remain in perfect order and are shod in premium brand Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 255/55 R18 tyres which show masses of tread. The factory standard braking system incorporates ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution which along with 4-wheel traction control ensure complete surefootedness.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 9th July 2003 by Main Dealer, Guy Salmon Land Rover in Sheffield, this example has had just two keepers and covered a fully verified 40,485 miles from new. The first owner kept the car for 11 years at which point Land Rover fanatic Mr Biscoe purchased the vehicle. The used vehicle sales invoice made out to himself and Mrs Biscoe reveals they part exchanged their Series 1 Discovery. Mrs and Mrs Biscoe clearly wanted the perfect example and there is another invoice immediately after purchasing the vehicle for genuine Land Rover accessories for items including brand new alloy wheels, side steps and a full rubber mat set costing £1,858.52!

The original leather document wallet contains the service book with 14 stamped entries, 13 of which are Land Rover Main Dealer, and the last service was in July 2019 with less than 1,000 miles covered since. This major service incorporated all oils and fluids changed in the transfer box, gearbox, both differentials, coolant and brake fluid. All handbooks, guides and dealership point of sale literature is also present. Completing the history file are all corresponding Land Rover and specialist service invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the first. Both Land Rover remote keys are present. Now firmly established as a modern classic off roader, preserved examples are fast becoming highly sought after, and a fabulous addition/alternative to a defender. This cossetted Discovery will delight enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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Land Rover Defender 90 XS

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A legendary all conquering Land Rover Defender 90 XS with just 11,086 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Station wagon rear body and roof, high underbody clearance, permanent four-wheel drive, differential locks, side steps, rear folding step, side runners, privacy glass, Brunel grille and headlamp surround, body coloured wheel arch extensions, mud flaps, sliding rear windows, side hinged rear door, air-conditioning, heated seats, heated front screen, towing kit with electrics, 150W upgraded sound system. Dealer Accessories; Comfort Springs.

EXTERIOR
Little introduction is needed for the Land Rover Defender which has earned true legendary status as the original and ultimate utilitarian workhorse, worthy of much accolade. This 2013 Defender 90 XS is very highly specified and offers the perfect contrast of equipment and luxury versus rugged capability. Finished in factory optional Santorini Black Metallic, (Code 861), the original paintwork boasts an amazing deep gloss shine, commensurate with a pampered 11,086 miles example. The bodywork is virtually unmarked and entirely correct, even down to the rudimentary spot welds still visible from the factory, exactly as they always have been. The robust trim sections are as new and the supplying main dealer number plates remain fitted. The underside is spotless. The original and best at its best!

INTERIOR
Built for a tough life yet far more to hand than just the essentials! The interior of this XS Defender is tough, rugged yet very well appointed you could even be mistaken in thinking you have climbed into the Defender’s more luxurious sibling, the Discovery. The pristine Part Leather seats in Black, (Code T), are perfect and all controls and switchgear are as new. The rubber protection to both box seat sections has scrubbed slightly on the corners. Extra thick and ultra-tough rubber floor coverings are easily removable for cleaning should the off-road scene beckon! To drive a defender offers the feeling of indestructability and an ability to take on the world, and this example firmly upholds that belief.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Defender’s 2.2 litre turbocharged and intercooled unit with electronic high-speed direct injection offers as standard 122bhp and plenty of low-end torque at 360Nm at 2000rpm. Crucially the impressive off-road credentials to include a maximum gradient climb of 45 degrees, maximum transverse angle 30 degrees, minimum ground clearance 323mm and a wading depth of 500mm, this incredible machine is unsurpassed in its capabilities. As you would expect from such low mileage, the engine bay is pristine and displays factory plates, stickers and even coloured PDI dots! The ultra-strong six speed gearbox is assuring and heavy in operation but not to the extent of being difficult. A real ‘go anywhere’ machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Sawtooth alloy wheels are finished in matching Gloss Black and are as new. Quality Goodyear Wrangler LT235/85 R16 tyres have masses of tread remaining and the spare tyre mounted to the rear door is unused with coloured banding still visible. Safety assurance is optimum with Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and Dynamic Stability Control.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Hardwoods Land Rover of Croydon, this fantastic example was factory ordered to huge specification and registered on the 16th May 2013. With just two former keepers and having covered just 11,086 miles from new, this preserved example has certainly not seen any off-road usage and represents an amazing late example of the now highly collectable original Defender, following the cessation of production in January 2016. The leather-bound document wallet holds the original service book, handbooks, guides and point of sale literature and there are two sets of keys with remote fobs, code tag and Harwoods Land Rover keyring.

An amazing and highly collectable machine, this Defender 90 XS boasts the low mileage credentials seldom seen and is an exceptional example of this motoring legend.

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Land Rover Series 2a SWB

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A desirable Land Rover Series 2a SWB 88-inch in immaculate condition.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid box section galvanised chassis, light alloy body panels, steel fittings, draw bar, hinged front screen, tilt bed, internally adjustable ventilation flaps, wing mounted mirrors, twin wipers, screen wash, amperage gauge, fuel gauge, sliding windows.

EXTERIOR
This iconic and outstanding Series 2a Land Rover is finished in traditional Bronze Green and shines with a mirror finish.  Attention to detail can be witnessed in all areas including the immaculate underside with a new galvanised Richards chassis which will amaze spectators expecting to see utilitarian components plastered in mud.  A totally rebuilt bulkhead with the correct pressings in the footwells and domed full rivets will satisfy perfectionists.  Lucas headlamps mounted in the grille area reveal the early design features favoured by many.  Beautifully basic in all respects the new Exmoor Trim full Khaki Canvas Hood and full hood stick set are brand new. This example is a real show winner.

INTERIOR
Sparse and utilitarian but packed with enduring Land Rover appeal this interior is truly sublime.  Finished in expensive Grey Elephant Hide no interior trim item has been left untreated.  Working fully refurbished gauges and switches run through a new wiring loom and the original steering wheel has been meticulously renovated.  Heavy duty Land Rover rubber floor mats add a little comfort and all exposed Bronze Green metal work has an amazing gloss finish.  The rear has a tilt bed with a spotless painted floor.  Spectacular in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder 2286cc petrol engine with overhead inlet and exhaust valves produces 77bhp and 124lbft of torque.  Rugged simple engineering with the benefit of a full rebuild and lead free cylinder head by Turner Engineering, re-manufacturers of Land Rover Engines.  Stunningly detailed in every respect the correct decals on the air cleaner, brake fluid reservoir and oil filter will please exhibitionists.  A tough four speed gearbox with a two speed transfer box gives eight forward speeds and two reverse and has had a full rebuild by R.J Land Rovers.  The transfer box, differential and front and rear axles have also been fully stripped and rebuilt.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original factory pressed steel disc wheels are finished in unmarked gloss Bronze Green.
Five new correct specification 600-16 Avon Traction Mileage tyres have been purchased through Vintage Tyres at a cost of £1,100.  The hydraulically operated footbrake and the handbrake operating on the transmission shaft, performs well.

HISTORY FILE
This Land Rover Series 2a was registered new on the 6th September 1967 to Mr Peter Ernest Roalfe and a record of all owners since is documented in the history file.  The current custodian, Ryan Dickinson, has embarked on a better-than-new restoration in a quest to reminisce fond childhood memories when he and his father would enjoy trips out in their new Land Rover.  Purchasing a useable example which initially appeared to require only a minor recommission the full scale of the works necessary to meet Ryan’s exacting standards soon became apparent.  Photos of the vehicle on initial purchase are included in the history file.  The huge history file reveals the extent of the expenditure with all receipts neatly filed and providing the next owner with reassuring confirmation of the investment this example has enjoyed.  A stark lesson of how much money is necessary to create such a beautiful example.  Featured in Classic Land Rover magazine issue 56 Jan 2018, knowledgeable contributor Emrys Kirby, remarks ‘I knew the vehicle would be good because just about everything was new and clearly fitted with an obsessive eye detail’.   Ryan has made the very difficult decision to sell the vehicle for personal reasons and a contribution of the sale proceeds are going to the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice to assist people aged 16 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease.  A truly amazing vehicle built with an unrivalled dedication to be one of the best.

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Land Rover Defender 110 County TD5

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An all-conquering Land Rover Defender 110 County TD5 with two owners.

EQUIPMENT
CSW body (County Station Wagon), 12 seats with seat belts, high underbody clearance, permanent four wheel drive, differential locks, side steps, wheel arch extensions, mudflaps, quartz clock, cigar lighter, heated rear window and wash/wipe.  Factory options: Metallic paint, cargo cover, stereo radio cassette with two speakers.

EXTERIOR
Little introduction is needed for the Land Rover Defender which has earned true legendary status as the original and ultimate utilitarian workhorse, worthy of much accolade.  This 2000 Defender County Station Wagon firmly embodies Land Rover’s unfaltering approach to offering a purposeful and formidable off road machine.  Finished in factory optional Oxford Blue (code LRC602/JSJ), the paintwork boasts a pleasing deep gloss shine.  Having carried out only light domestic duties at its previous rural home, the bodywork is remarkably well preserved with only minimal minor dings and scratches to be seen, more so to the nearside doors.  All panels are factory original the vehicle is structurally perfect owing to underside protection treatment.  The robust trim sections have avoided the damage inflicted on many examples and the absence of common aftermarket add-ons is very pleasing.  The original true 4×4 and still the best!

INTERIOR
Built for a tough life and little else other than the essentials!  The interior of a defender is delightfully sparse and functional with all switches, buttons and controls operating with a reassuring clunk.  This example is clean, simplistic and everything functions just as Land Rover intended.  The County Techno Cloth upholstery is superbly durable and has remained free from damage or undue wear to all twelve seats, each with a seat belt for safety assurance.  Extra thick and ultra-tough materials are easily cleaned but fortunately the factory carpeting has seen little hard use.  To drive an iconic defender is a real sense of occasion which opens all manner of possibilities for adventure in the outside world and respect amongst all walks of life and this fantastic example firmly upholds that belief.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Of the many revisions to the Defender model over the years, the TD5 power plant offered modern engine characteristics to a time proven chassis and design.  The 2.5 litre turbocharged and intercooled unit with electronic high speed direct injection offers 122bhp at 4200rpm and plenty of low end torque at 300Nm at 1950rpm.  Performance never being of primary importance to the model, nevertheless a top speed of 87mph and 0-60 in 16.7 seconds.  Crucially the impressive off road credentials to include a maximum gradient climb of 45 degrees, maximum transverse angle 30 degrees, minimum ground clearance 215mm and a wading depth of 500mm, this incredible machine is unsurpassed in its capabilities.  The ultra-strong five speed gearbox is assuring and heavy in operation but not to the extent of being difficult.  A real ‘go anywhere’ machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Freestyle 110 Choice alloy wheels are in superb order and are shod in quality matching BF Goodrich 235/85 R16 tyres with masses of tread remaining.  Servo assisted brakes incorporating ventilated discs all round offer ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered on 31st July 2000 by Land Rover Main Agents Hartwell of Northampton, this fantastic example was purchased new by a Mr R J Blencoe as a useful vehicle to assist with projects undertaken in his retirement.  A new vehicle order form and sales invoice outlines a purchase price of £22,000.  Upon ceasing driving in 2014, the vehicle was passed to his son John Blencoe to enjoy and continue the superb upkeep that has featured throughout its life.  The history file consists of the original leather wallet with all handbooks and guides, as well as the original service portfolio displaying a host of main  dealer and specialist stamped entries, the most recent service entry being June 2015.  The low mileage of 74,123 miles and the fastidious upkeep is further upheld by a huge collection of invoices and receipts in a separate history folder.

Having enjoyed light duties for its rural owners, this example has avoided the tough and tumble life that many working Defenders are exposed to as well as the massive modification trend of the serious off-road enthusiasts.

This unmolested example represents exactly what Land Rover has always stood for and preserved examples such as this are a delight to see.

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Land Rover Defender 90 TD5

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An iconic all conquering Land Rover Defender 90 TD5 Pick Up with only two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Single cab pick-up body, high underbody clearance, permanent four wheel drive, differential locks, side steps, wheel arch extensions, rear mudflaps, sliding rear window, drop down tailgate, load retention rings, quartz clock, cigar lighter. Factory options; metallic paint, cargo cover, tow ball with electrics, front mudflaps, heavy duty steel wheels, stereo radio cassette with two speakers.

EXTERIOR
Little introduction is needed for the Land Rover Defender which has earned true legendary status as the original and ultimate utilitarian workhorse, worthy of much accolade. This 2002 Defender single cab pick-up firmly embodies Land Rover’s unfaltering approach to offering a purposeful and formidable off road machine. Finished in factory optional Alveston Red Micatallic (code LRC696), the original paintwork boasts a pleasing deep gloss shine. Having carried out only light domestic duties, the bodywork is remarkably well preserved with only minimal minor dings and scratches to be seen but hardly worthy of mention. All panels are factory original the vehicle is structurally perfect owing to regular underside protection treatment. The robust trim sections are absolutely intact and remain unmolested with the absence of common aftermarket add-ons leaving this Defender exactly as Land Rover intended. The TD5 decals to each side have come away slightly. The original and best at its best!

INTERIOR
Built for a tough life and little else other than the essentials! The interior of a defender is delightfully sparse and functional with all switches, buttons and controls operating with a reassuring clunk. This example is clean, simplistic and everything functions just as Land Rover intended. Creature comforts have been given at least some consideration in the form of an uprated powerful heater as well as a factory optional stereo cassette with two speakers. The centre console was factory deleted in favour of a third central seat. All seats are trimmed in the original durable Twill Vinyl which remain in excellent order having been protected from new by robust seat coverings. Extra thick and ultra-tough rubber floor coverings are easily removable for cleaning should the off-road scene beckon! To drive a defender offers the feeling of indestructability and an ability to take on the world, and this example firmly upholds that belief.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Of the many revisions to the Defender model over the years, the TD5 power plant offered modern engine characteristics to a time proven chassis and design. The 2.5 litre turbocharged and intercooled unit with electronic high speed direct injection offers 122bhp at 4200rpm and plenty of low end torque at 300Nm at 1950rpm. Performance never being of primary importance to the model, nevertheless a top speed of 87mph and 0-60 in 16.7 seconds is perfectly adept for today’s modern traffic. Crucially the impressive off road credentials to include a maximum gradient climb of 45 degrees, maximum transverse angle 30 degrees, minimum ground clearance 191mm and a wading depth of 500mm, this incredible machine is unsurpassed in its capabilities. The ultra-strong five speed gearbox is assuring and heavy in operation but not to the extent of being difficult. A real ‘go anywhere’ machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional heavy duty steel wheels are finished in the original high resistance white paint and are shod in quality Hankook Dynapro 205/80 R16 tyres with masses of tread remaining. Servo assisted brakes incorporating ventilated discs all round offer ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Land Rover Main Agents, this fantastic example has had just two keepers from new. Independent and private servicing ensures reliable service. Having enjoyed light duties for its rural owners, this example has avoided the tough and tumble life that many working Defenders are exposed to as well as the massive modification trend of the serious off-road enthusiasts.
This unmolested example represents exactly what Land Rover has always stood for and preserved examples such as this are a delight to see.

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Land Rover Series 2 SWB

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A versatile Land Rover Series 2 SWB 88-inch presented in show winning condition.

EQUIPMENT
Rigid box section galvanised chassis, light alloy body panels, steel fittings, adjustable draw bar pull, foldaway door steps, hinged heated front screen, tilt bed, bonnet mounted spare wheel holder, internally adjustable ventilation flaps, wing mounted mirrors, rear side seats, Smiths heater, twin wipers, electric screen wash, amperage gauge, front seatbelts, sliding windows, overdrive.

EXTERIOR
This iconic and very desirable early Series 2 Land Rover is finished in striking Marine Blue and presents in near immaculate condition. Attention to detail can be witnessed in all areas including the underside which will amaze spectators expecting to see utilitarian components plastered in mud rather than being very clean! Headlamps mounted in the grille area reveal the early design features favoured by many. Basic in all respects with a few exterior options such as the adjustable draw bar pull, foldaway doorsteps and immaculate colour coded Cotton Duck canvas hood. Being the Regular Truck Cab on the 88-inch chassis this quintessentially British classic will steal the hearts of many.

INTERIOR
Sparse and utilitarian but packed with enduring Land Rover appeal this interior is truly sublime. Essential improvements such as the contoured black vinyl seats with seat belts combined with heavy duty Land Rover rubber floor mats add a little comfort. Beautifully detailed original features such as the Lucus independent wiper motors, working Smiths heater and ornate three-spoke steering wheel join all working controls and gauges. Modern discrete touches such as an electric screen wash and heated front screen are useful features. The rear has a tilt bed and side seats with a painted Marine Blue floor all in immaculate condition. Difficult to fault.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder 2286cc petrol engine with overhead inlet and exhaust valves produces 77bhp and 124lbft of torque. Rugged simple engineering with the benefit of being gas flowed and an unleaded head, this engine has been proven worldwide. Meticulously detailed and spotlessly clean to allow bonnet up exhibiting. A tough four speed gearbox with a two speed transfer box gives eight forward speeds and two reverse. The desirable overdrive is fitted. A real ‘go anywhere’ machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original factory pressed steel disc wheels are finished in Old English White which complements the Marine Blue bodywork perfectly. The wheels are shod in Avon Rangemaster tyres which all show plenty of tread. The hydraulically operated footbrake and the handbrake operating on the transmission shaft, performs well.

HISTORY FILE
The Series II Land Rover was introduced in April 1958, exactly 10 years after the original was shown in Amsterdam in both “Regular” 88-inch and “Long” 109-inch models. Available in many different body styles and a selection of optional extra equipment this model has the optional Truck Cab This example was registered on the 5th May 1959 so still processes the agricultural character that is so synonymous with Land Rovers heritage. Exceptional in every respect, this Series II has been subject to a total ground up restoration, and is now ready to be cherished by its new custodian for many years to come. Original sales brochure, old MOT’s and spare keys.

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Land Rover Discovery XS 300Tdi

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A fabulous Land Rover Discovery XS 300Tdi Series One with 48,493 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Steel box chassis with aluminium body panels, driver’s air bag, side impact bars, quartz halogen headlamps, perimetric and volumetric alarm, rear door mounted spare wheel, seven seats, digital clock, cigar lighter, padded steering wheel, delayed interior lighting, illuminated vanity mirror, electric pack- windows, heated door mirrors, headlamp power wash, Travellers Audio Choice, remote central locking. Factory Options; Towing pack 3,500 Kg limit with electric headlamp levelling, ‘Skyline Choice’ twin sunroofs. Dealer Options; Spare wheel cover, Discovery full interior rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory original Altai Silver Metallic, (Code 567), the paintwork boasts a bright polished shine and uniform finish. This low mileage example certainly has never exploited its off-road capabilities leaving all factory panels preserved and damage free. Only tiny paint chips and minor markings to the plastic trim will show upon very close scrutiny, utterly insignificant. The underside and common vulnerable areas associated with early Discovery’s have remained in excellent order, as have all robust and chunky trim sections and Land Rover badged light lenses. Main Dealer branded number plates and spare wheel cover remain fitted, as do the original XS decals to the lower doors, a feature often lost on used painted examples. A very well cared for Series One Discovery, virtually impossible to find in such wonderful pampered condition.

INTERIOR
This low mileage protected interior remains exactly as Land Rover intended. The Discovery XS part leather trim with unique Land Rover centre panels is spotlessly clean and wear free with even the driver’s bolster firm and intact. The matching grey carpeting has been fully protected by heavy duty Land Rover rubber mats which extend to the large rubber boot floor protector leaving the luggage area pristine. All controls and switchgear feel like new and operate seamlessly, including the Discovery Travellers Audio Choice stereo. The steering wheel shows the prominent natural veins found only on such low mileage vehicles. Two additional folding rear seats as standard on the high specification XS models make this seven-seater an ideal retro family recreation vehicle. The perfect blend of comfort and luxury versus rugged and tough.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 300Tdi 2.5 diesel turbocharged and intercooled engine needs little introduction with proven strength, reliability and simplicity. Producing 111.3 bhp with an impressive 265 Nm of torque at just 1,800rpm, pulling power is guaranteed. This pampered example even boasts a super clean engine bay with factory plates and stickers as well as genuine Land Rover service items clearly visible. Impressive capabilities to include minimum under axle clearance of 215mm and normal wading depth of 500mm show why Land Rover set the standard for 4×4 manufacturers worldwide. A tough manual gearbox with high/low transfer giving 8 forward and 2 reverse gears is light with an accurate progressive clutch.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory original and XS specific ‘Sculptured’ alloy wheels are immaculate and unmarked. Expensive branded Hankook 235/70 R16 tyres grace all four corners with masses of tread. Power assisted dual circuit hydraulic disc brakes on all four wheels bring this machine to an assured halt easily.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 6th February 1998 by Land Rover Main Dealer, Lode Lane of Solihull, this example was registered to the dealer themselves as a demonstrator. The first private keeper, Mr Mick Richardson, purchased the car through the Land Rover Approved Used Vehicle Scheme with Stonelake Land Rover of Wakefield and kept the car until 2014, where after the second private keeper, Mr Matthew Prescott, took ownership. Mr Prescott sold the vehicle to KGF Classic Cars in 2017 knowing it to be one of the finest examples who subsequently sold it to Mr Martin Day within the first week of advertising! Mr Day is a Land Rover enthusiast also owning an unrestored and very early Series 1 Land Rover 80-inch and his hunt to find an original Series One Land Rover Discovery was eventually over. The incredibly low 48,493 miles covered is fully verified with absolutely every MOT certificate kept in the history file from the first in 2001 to present. The original immaculate leather document wallet contains the service book with factory build sticker and 12 stamped entries, the last being in January 2018 at 46,541 miles. This was carried out at approved Land Rover service centre, Lindacre of Ipswich who also performed a cam belt change. All handbooks, guides and dealership literature are present. Completing the history file is a collection of invoices, three keys with both remote fobs and a sales brochure. Making a fabulous much cheaper addition/alternative to a Defender, this cossetted Discovery will delight enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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Land Rover Discovery

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Our very own Land Rover 300Tdi Series One Discovery with full history and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Steel box chassis with aluminium body panels, side impact pars, quartz  halogen headlamps, seven seats, child safety locks, digital clock, cigar lighter, padded steering wheel, delayed interior lighting, illuminated vanity mirror, electric pack- windows, heater door mirrors, headlamp power wash, traveller audio choice, remote central locking.  Factory fitted options: Towing pack 3,500 Kg limit with electric headlamp levelling, ‘Freestyle’ alloy wheels.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Niagara and wearing its original clear over base metallic paint this Series One Discovery still shines beautifully.  Purchased from the original owner who kept the vehicle garaged has undoubtedly helped preserve this example to make it the exception to other offerings.  Not modified in anyway a few blemishes can be seen but these do not affect the overall impressive appearance.  Dealer supplied number plates front and rear and spare wheel cover are still fitted.  Regularly treated to our own detailing standards this Discovery has enjoyed a classless, positive reaction on our travels to collect many classic cars and will continue to attract an increasing number of admirers.

INTERIOR
Protected fully by genuine Land Rover accessories consisting of seat covers and rubber floor mats throughout from new this interior is remarkable.  The Gleneden Grey Cloth seats are unworn and the grey carpeting clean.  The roof lining remains tight and all interior functions operate correctly with the exception of the electric aerial which has been replaced with a manual one.  This Discovery has escaped the normal abuse from hard daily use and presents itself in enthusiast, unmodified condition.  The dealer tax disc holder contains every tax disc from new!  The seven seat configuration standard on this ‘S’ specification adds even greater versatility.  A rare survivor which has proved invaluable to KGF Classic Cars.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 300Tdi 2.5 diesel turbocharged and intercooled engine needs little introduction with proven strength, reliability and simplicity.  Producing 111.3 bhp with an impressive 265 Nm of torque at just 1,800rpm, pulling power is guaranteed.  A tough manual gearbox with high/low transfer giving 8 forward and 2 reverse gears is light with an accurate progressive clutch.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory specified and optional ‘Freestyle’ alloy wheels are immaculate and unmarked.  Expensive and mandatory Goodyear Wrangler 235/70 R16 tyres grace all four corners with ample tread.  Power assisted dual circuit hydraulic disc brakes on all four wheels bring this machine to an assured halt easily with recent new pads and discs.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 15th July 1996 by our local Land Rover Dealer, Marshalls of Peterborough to a Mr Norman Depear this vehicle has only had two owners from new, KGF Classic Cars being current owner number two!  Meticulously maintained every 6000 miles with accompanying invoices and service stamps leaving the third owner no doubt whatsoever how cared for this Land Rover is.  Acquired by us in March 2012 from Mr Depear at 53,763 miles this example has now covered 92,000 miles from new.  All handbooks, manuals and showroom brochures are included.  Two sets of keys and functioning remotes on Dealer leather fobs are still present.

As a proven valuable asset to KGF Classic Cars an appreciative owner is ideally sought.

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