In June 1970, the Range Rover was introduced to the public, to much critical acclaim. It appeared that Rover had succeeded in their goal of a car equally capable both on and off road - arguably, better than any four-wheel drive vehicle of its era in both environments. With a top speed of 95mph and acceleration from a standstill to 60mph in less than 15 seconds, performance was stated as being better than many family saloon cars of its era. Off-road performance was good, owing to its long suspension travel and high ground clearance.
Originally, the Range Rover was fitted with a detuned 135hp version of the Buick-derived Rover V8 engine. The 3,528cc engine was increased to a displacement of 3,947cc for the 1990 model year, and 4,197cc in 1992. The car offered here today is a last of the line LSE long wheel base soft-dash model that has covered an incredible 28,976 miles from new. The original service booklet details a complete service history that warrants the mileage and there are a huge number of stamps from main dealers and specialists. The last service was carried out by a Land Rover main agent 277 miles ago.
Finished in Mosswood Green with brown leather interior, the condition of this car must be seen to be appreciated. The exterior paint is finished in lovely condition and the panels are dead straight and consistent all round the car. The interior is spotless and and the engine bay an absolute beacon of originality. Described by the vendor as "driving like new", this stunning Range Rover will wow even the most hardened of enthusiasts.