You can still get a Range Rover Classic for under £2k
Think all Range Rover Classics are out of financial reach? This 1984 diesel project requires very little work to get back on the road – and is up for sale at £1950
If headlines are to be believed, classic Range Rovers are expensive. Should you seek an early model then you’ll have to part with a kidney, while last-of-the-line examples command the sort of cash that could secure a Ferrari Dino.
However, venture beyond the restored or healthy Range Rover specimens cluttering up the high-end classifieds and the prices drop dramatically – especially if you leave V8 petrol engines to collectors and purchase a turbo diesel.
More Range Rover Classics!
- E.C.D unveils monstrous 6.2L V8 Range Rover Classic restomod
- We drive a World Speed Record Range Rover Classic diesel
- More great Range Rover Classics for sale!
Prices drop further if you are prepared to get your hands dirty and undertake some mechanical work. This 1984 Range Rover classic project is one such example, a partially finished restoration that remains incomplete due to the vendor’s health.
Before suffering a tendon injury, the current owner successfully rebuilt the engine and overhauled the gearbox, transfer box, axles, swivel hubs and brakes. The chassis and inner body were solid before the vehicle was stripped, with only minor work required on the rear tailgate – an infamous rust trap on all classic Range Rovers.
According to the seller, all that’s required to get the off-roader through an MOT is a small piece of welding in the front floor and the interior put back together again, although all the bits come with the sale.
The seller notes that, after sitting outside for two months, the clutch cylinder has drained itself of fluid and the headlining has drooped, but these tasks shouldn’t prove difficult to sort.
The Range Rover will require a new paint job, but the body is straight and won’t take huge effort to prepare for a respray.
‘The car always starts on the button, and pulls like a train. I was driving around in it before I decided to restore it. This is a great winter project for someone who has a few weekends to sort it,’ the seller explains in the advert.
After some TLC, the end result may be a Range Rover running on Devil’s fuel, but you’ll have all the comfort, road presence and off-road ability that made the British 4x4 such an icon in the first place.
It might not be as quick or as ultimately refined as its V8 brethren, but economy will ensure you can drive this Rangey on a daily basis without fearing yet another trip to the fuel station.
Currently on eBay with an asking price of £1950, at a smidgen under £2k, this restoration project also undercuts more desirable models by around 75% of the expense. Handy with a spanner? Get a closer look here.
Classic Cars for Sale
Range Rover Classic very early 4 door model with original 3.5 Petrol V8 manual gearbox registration A455 KRT first registered 06 07 1984 colour is Beige 5 previous owners.retaining all its original features. In need of renovation as been barn stored many years. The tax disk in the windscreen states 06. This classic is complete and original. Original manuals and service book two sets of keys. Will
1980 2 door 3528cc V8 petrol Range Rover in Bronze Green with tan leather interior. The body, interior and mechanicals are in superb condition having recently been subject to a complete restoration including a total back to bare metal repaint and retrim with invoices totalling over £21,000. There is a history of invoices old MOT`s to confirm the mileage of 67,000 the original sales broc
This great fun car is on offer and finding a Classic Range Rover with no rust today is a tall order, but this car has been restored to a very good standard. Suffix B Classic with supporting documents. For further detailed information and photographs, please visit our website: https://www.classicmobilia.com/showroom/8262631-land-rover-range-rover-convertible-convertible/ Contact: keith@cla
RANGE ROVER P38 4.6 HSE RHD - COLLECTOR QUALITY! - CHOICE OF CARS! 1999, (Fresh Japanese Import - can be registered for UK buyers at no extra cost - please read more about the Japanese cars we sell at the bottom of this advert) 5 Doors, Automatic, 4WD, Petrol, 4554cc, Oxford blue metallic, Full Sandstone, pipped black, electric, memory leather trim, Full factory polished deep burr walnut extende