$39,240

1992 Land Rover Range Rover Classic V8

Odometer

96,525

Year

1992

Transmission

Manual

Status: Available Now (Consignment) in Marshall VA
Manufactured: Great Britain
Imported: Madrid, Spain
Engine: Rover 3.9L V8 EFI w/ A/C
Transmission: R380 5-speed manual / LT230 transfer case
VIN: SALLHABM8JA615500
Mileage: 155,325 KM / 96,525 MI

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Thanksgiving this year has been a week full of Spaniards on our end. While the shop routinely has four-wheeled visitors from España we were blessed with the opportunity to welcome Andrés for the Holiday. Andrés is my counterpart in Spain. He lives about three hours south of Madrid smack in the middle of Andalucia’s verdant Olive groves, from which Virginia’s cold gray November is a stark departure. At the same time two other guests stopped by – Hector, a Spanish expat living here in the D.C. area – and his 1992 Range Rover Classic.

Consignment sales aren’t something we do often. Focused though we are on classic Land Rovers and other classic 4x4s it’s tough to find something that fits the mix such that our audience might be interested. That 1954 Chevrolet Pickup we did a few years ago was a good example. But here we have a LHD, two-door Range Rover Classic, built in the UK, sold new in Spain, and only imported to the U.S. this year. That’s smack dab in the middle of our wheelhouse, so here we go.

This 1992 Range Rover Classic has covered 155,325 kilometers since new, or 96,524 miles. Hector is the third owner, having brought the truck from Spain to the U.S. himself, with the prior two owners both being in Madrid. The lower mileage is a testament to its use as a secondary family vehicle in a city where gas is expensive (currently ~ $7.19 / gallon) and emissions regulations restrict usage. The vehicle is unrestored though it has received recent maintenance and light restorative work. Before importing, Hector went through replacing the shocks and springs, installing new tires, and brought the vehicle to a reputable upholstery shop in Madrid to replace the headliner, recover the center console and shift knob, and add new floor mats for the driver and passenger.

I’d describe the Landy as ‘tight:’ the doors shut with a confident thud, the upholstery is clean, the seat foam is responsive, and the plastics throughout the interior are intact and well secured. It’s devoid of common rattles that emanate from the sliding rear windows and/or interior parts installed with hopes, dreams, and tape. The motor turns over without hesitation and pulls through the gears beautifully – tight steering, confident suspension, clean shifting – it’s a wonderful little Range Rover Classic.

I took two of the Spaniards – Andrés and the RRC – into the roads North of Marshall with the camera for the afternoon to learn more about the Range Rover and why the V8 trucks from Spain seem to be in better condition (on balance) than their diesel counterparts. You may already have an idea – when it costs $7+ per gallon to fill the tank fuel economy becomes incredibly important, thus the diesel trucks are more in demand, used more for both work and pleasure, and consequently show their age. In contrast, if you have the means to enjoy your V8 Range Rover despite spending $155 each time you want to fill the tank, the chances are good you may also have the means to maintain the vehicle and/or only use it on limited occasions.

Hector’s RRC is finished in Cairngorm Brown, one of the factory’s metallic shades, with matching tri-spoke wheels and the original lower front air dam. It is devoid of the dealer-added rubber side molding and the exterior plastics are in excellent condition. The vehicle still has its EU-specific trailer hitch assembly and wiring.

The cold may not have been to Andrés liking, but the RRC’s heat (and A/C) both work well, keeping my Spanish driver comfortable despite the blustery winds coming across the fields. We eventually wound our way to a little cabin I’ve enjoyed gazing at for years. As we snapped, the owner stopped by and said hello, graciously permitting us to keep snapping away (Thank you again!). The cabin itself is a transplant – originally down in the Carolinas and reconstructed here in Northern Fauquier County. A fitting placement for a four-wheeled fish finished with its transatlantic voyage.

Drivetrain. Factory 3.9L fuel-injected V8, R380 5-speed manual transmission, and LT230 transfer case. The vehicle currently shows a little over 155,000 kilometers, or 96,000 miles. The chassis appears dry and devoid of rust and rot, along with the floors, sills, rear hatch, rear floor, and other common trouble areas. New 205/80/16 Michelin tires were fitted along with new OEM-spec shocks and springs, and the vehicle passed its Virginia safety inspection this month prior to being delivered to the dealership. The vehicle starts, drives, shifts, stops, and otherwise performs without issue.

Exterior. Finished in Land Rover’s Cairngorm Brown with matching tri-spoke wheels. New tires complement the clean, original exterior, which itself is a blend of the two-door RRC’s simplicity (no body molding on the sides, no side steps, no fender arches, etc.) and Land Rover’s goal for the RRC to be an elegant, up-market vehicle (front lower air dam, fog lights, color matched alloy wheels, etc.). The front and rear bumpers and end caps are in good condition, with the front bumper having two holes drilled where auxiliary fog lamps may have previously been installed. The headlight washer assemblies are still in place. The glass is uncracked, while the headlights, turn signals, brake lights, reverse lights, and horn all work without issue.

Interior. A lovely example of a European Landy with the original brown fabric seats in excellent condition. The front seats are something of a rarity among Range Rover Classics insomuch as they have both the mechanism for the seat to fold forward and permit access to the rear, as well as arm rests for the driver and passenger. The rear bench folds and flips forward, flush with the back of the front seats, permitting full use of the load area. The center console has been reupholstered in a tidy brown leather, which was also used on the foot pads of the replacement floor mats up front. The headliner has been replaced and all the interior dash plastics sorted, having recently received a replacement steering column clamshell (upper and lower). The truck has an older radio head unit and aftermarket Pioneer speakers. The truck is equipped with functional air conditioning and power windows, though the seats have manual sliding mechanisms. Like most European RRCs the truck does not have a headliner, adding an inch or so to the available headroom. It’s a comfortable ride, suitable for a daily driver as Hector has done here in Virginia, or a garage queen like it seems to have been back in Spain.

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Odometer

96,525

Year

1992

Transmission

Manual
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