1979 Land Rover Range Rover

Suffix F – 2 Owners, 94 000 km's –

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Mileage 
    94 000 km / 58 409 mi
  • Car type 
    SUV
  • Chassis number 
    3589005F
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sahara Dust
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Interior brand colour 
    Brushed Bronze Nylon
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    136 BHP / 138 PS / 102 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    4wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Range Rover Suffix F ’1979

British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate of Authenticity:

Chassis Nr. 3589005F

Date of Build 27 June 1979

Date of Despatch 8 August 1979

Destination ( Dealer ) Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus A.B., Helsinki, Finland

Label (line) number 792, Key numbers FS.895, NH.2135

First registered on September 1981

Sahara Dust – body color

Brushed Bronze Nylon interior

Two long-term ownerships

93,800 kilometers

Perfect service history, original service and instruction manuals

This ‘1979 Range Rover was imported to Finland as new one by official Finnish Land Rover dealer Sisu Auto. At that time, Sisu Auto used to haul new cars to Finland as many as possible and this car was first time registered as late as in September 1981. The first private owner was Mr. U.K. Seppäläinen, who lived in Espoo and kept the car for almost 20 years.

In 2002, the car was purchased by Mr. Y. Sahanne. The previous owner had serviced the car regularly at official Land Rover services and just before his death had thoroughly serviced and refurbished the car in good original condition. The car had only been driven 72,000 kilometers at the time and, according to Y. Sahanne, it was “like new”. The car moved with its new owner to Lapland, Finland.

Sahanne appreciated the great condition and originality of the car and continued to take care of it. The car was stored in a garage and serviced regularly. The car was driven only a few times a year and the kilometers accumulated in Sahanne during almost 20 years of ownership only a little over 20,000 kilometers. And in Lapland where the roads are not salted.

Since new, the car has been serviced annually or every few thousand kilometers! The original documents, the complete service manual and the owner's manual are preserved.

We have refurbished the car with respect for its exceptionally excellent original condition. Minor mistakes in the body have been repaired and the car has been finished in its original Sahara Dust shade. The bumpers, wheels, grill and light surroundings are also painted in original tones. Chassis and body underneath have been rust protected with period correct rust protection wax.

The car's original interior has been refurbished, defective panels and roof trim have been renewed with original materials.

The car has just been serviced, the engine oils, transferbox oils, transmission oils and differential oils have all been changed. Ignition parts have recently been renewed and brakes refurbished.

The car’s original Rover V8 engine runs wonderfully smoothly and both torque and power of the engine feels very perky. The transmission and all controls work flawlessly and the car is easy and effortless to drive. The car is in technically excellent condition and gorgeous in terms of bodywork, original interior as well as underneath.

Fresh Mot/Tüv until 05/2022.

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