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1982 Range Rover


SOLD 1982 Range Rover

Information kindly supplied by the vendor:

This very early factory demonstrator for the V8 four door was initially built in Solihull, by Land Rover on the 7/5/1982 and was dispatched to S.M.A.C group, Basildon, Essex. It was registered by the factory, as part of a batch of dealer 4 door launch vehicles. It was common then for the factory to get the dealer to make and fit the number plates, which it still wears today. I have a copy of the sale ledger to prove this. 

 Presented in Sierra silver with grey Teddy Bear trim, the interior has been completely restored including full new head lining which is in perfect condition. Having been Waxoiled over the years, the body and chassis are in great condition. The sills, rear body cross member are in very good original condition, there is a small patch on the sill inline with the rear door shut but this could easily be reworked to a seamless repair. There have also been some repairs done to the footwells, where in the past another section of footwell has been let in. Recent maintenance includes full exterior respray, new bumper end caps, spark plugs and exhaust.


Over the years this Range Rover has been very well looked after and improved to give it a more refined driving experience . It now benefits from a 4.6 RPI crossbolt bolt block fully rebuilt engine, with RPI electronic ignition and holly 4 barrel carb, breathing though K and N air filter. The gearbox has been upgraded to a later 4 speed auto and Borg Warner transfer box. Suspension feels tight due to the Koni adjustable shocks all round. At the time of re-trim in grey, extra sound proofing was added.

Documentation accompanying the vehicle includes, Current V5C and MOT, sales brochure, original handbook, old MOT's, service records and receipts for the engine work.

On the whole a great classic car ready to use or show.

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  • Lot Number: 122
  • Year: 1982
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Range Rover
  • Registration: XWK696X
  • Engine Size: 3528
  • Estimate: £5500>>>