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An outstanding Range Rover Classic Vogue Turbo D with just 15,970 miles.
Electrophoretically corrosion proofed box section chassis, pressed steel body frame, lightweight aluminium alloy body panels, heated front washer jets, tinted glass, quartz halogen headlamps, under bonnet inspection lamps, twin 12V batteries, ride levelling device, self-energising Bogo-Hydromat ride level unit, soft feel leather steering wheel, central locking, electric windows all round, electric and heated door mirrors, mud flaps, American walnut door inserts, split rear seat with integral headrests, Range Rover radio cassette, 4 speakers. Dealer accessories; Lacro Diamondbrite Bodyglazing, tow equipment with twin electrics, over mats.
This high specification Vogue Turbo D has covered an incredibly low 15,970 miles from new with low owners, the first having cherished the car for 20 years. Finished in original Alaskan Blue metallic, (Code NWC 5365), the paint work is exceptionally good with a bright uniform finish. All factory panels are pin straight with no damage including the perfect often troublesome tailgate. Worthy of mention is a small blemish to the nearside roof gutter. All chunky trim sections and decals are in pristine order and all glass is original registration etched. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory Lucas head lamps and Land Rover light fittings, as well as Land Rover main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker. A preserved example of museum quality.
Upholstered in factory original Winchester Muted Grey Cloth, the immensely comfortable seats are in near perfect condition with no wear and all foam and seat structure remains firm and in shape. The deep pile carpets are pristine and sumptuous having been protected from new by genuine Range Rover over mats. The fascia and American walnut door inserts are perfect and all the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should, including the Range Rover radio cassette. Preserved low mileage credentials are further evident in the perfect headlining, PDI stickers to the seats and seatbelt buckles and the original transfer box instruction label still attached to the dashboard. The boot area is accessed through the iconic split tailgate and has factory stickers and chalk marks behind the side mounted spare wheel. A far cry from the usual abused examples, more au fait with a day at the races than a day on the farm!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2393cc VM diesel as fitted to this Turbo D was Land Rover’s first factory produced diesel for the Range Rover. This intercooled turbocharged diesel unit produces 112.6bhp and 248Nm maximum torque, with a delightfully robust sounding diesel hum, slightly quieter once inside the cabin thanks to Range Rovers extensive soundproofing! The engine bay is a spotless showpiece with all factory stickers, labels and plates intact and genuine Land Rover service items clear to see. The exceptionally strong 5-speed manual gearbox with chain driven transfer box is sturdy to use and performs perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original alloy wheels are in perfect condition having never been refurbished with Range Rover and part number stampings clearly prominent to the outer rims and factory fitted centre caps in excellent order. Brand new Michelin Latitude 205/80 R16 tyres were fitted in July 2019 but all five original Michelin XM+S tyres including the spare have been kept for originality purposes. Hydraulic discs with servo assistance operate to all four wheels.
Registered new on 1st August 1988, this was the very first day of the F registration cars and many dealers would open on Sunday’s or at midnight to allow buyers early collection. The supplying Land Rover Main Dealer was Knowles of Epperstone and the original vehicle sales invoice made out to first owner, Mr Henry Taylor, confirms the purchase price of £23,058.31 less part exchange allowance for his 1974 3-door Range Rover. Mr Taylor purchased the car upon retirement and was the proud owner for 20 years, using the car regularly but sparingly and always keeping it garaged, and only selling when he was to give up driving. Just three further keepers are all traceable and the condition is a credit to all owners. The large history folder is chronologically filed and contains all MOT certificates carried out dating back to the first in 1991 to fully verify the mileage, along with a large collection of main dealer and specialist service invoices. An original Range Rover sales brochure and two sets of original keys complete the history file.
Rarely does such a low mileage preserved example become available, worthy of the finest collections.