1985 Range Rover Classic 2 Door

Highlights


  • Sought after two-door model
  • Factory fitted air conditioning 
  • Extremely clean interior and exterior
  • Restored by Land Rover specialist
 


The Appeal


In today’s world, SUV's have become hugely popular. However, when the Range Rover was conceived in the late 1960’s it was a revolutionary concept that hoped to carve out a new sector in the market. While it took a while to go mainstream, the role of the Range Rover in shaping today's trends should not be underestimated.

Production of the original, and nowadays more desirable, two door body was ended for right hand drive markets in 1984. Registered in Italy, this LHD example sports just two doors and presents very well inside and out. With a fine colour combination and lovely condition, it would be a fine addition to any collection.
 
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The History and Paperwork


 • Built in Solihull and registered in 1985
 • Exported to continental Europe where it stayed for the rest of its life
 • Believed to have been restored at some stage, though it's not known exactly when
 • A few pieces of Italian paperwork are present


The Interior


 • Striking interior 
 • Great condition 
 • Factory fitted air conditioning

What an interior this Range Rover has fitted, with the wonderful tan interior complementing the white exterior paintwork very well. It would seem that it has been looked after well throughout its life as it is presented in extremely good condition for the age and mileage. In contrast to early Range Rovers which are fitted with a more utilitarian cloth interior, this later car benefits from a leather interior, reflecting the model's move upmarket in its later years. 

The seats are in great condition with no major rips, tears, or marks to the material. The front seats are also fitted with pop-on/off headrests, much like a first-class seat on a private jet. Further demonstration that the car has been very well looked after comes from the black plastic trims which are in great condition too. They have not been bleached by the sun and show no signs of cracking. In all, it's a fabulous place to be.

The Exterior 


 • The exterior trim is in great condition 
 • A lovely white paint job 
 • Sought after two-door variant 

When the Range Rover was launched in the ‘70s a simple rugged design was needed, and boy did they succeed with this design. It may seem unusual to only have two doors on such a large vehicle, but they are more than large enough and it gives the profile more of a coupe feel.

This example is believed to have been the subject of a restoration and, although it's not known exactly when it was carried out, it remains in lovely condition. The wheels are presented well in their silver paint and the paintwork looks stunning under the lights. 

Whether you park this in the middle of Milan fashion week or the middle of a field it will fit in almost everywhere. It's a timeless piece of design.

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The Mechanics 


 • Extremely capable on and off-road
 • A pleasure to drive 
 • Nice and comfortable

Mating a burbling V8 to a four-speed manual gearbox and with a permanent four-wheel-drive system, the Range Rover can go almost anywhere without breaking a sweat. The engine bay in this example is very clean and it all looks ready to go.

Summary


The Range Rover was revolutionary in its day and it spawned an entire sector that now dominates the roads. This is a fine example of the much sought-after two door and, fitted with a manual gearbox, it should prove as fun to drive as it is to look at.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1985
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Range Rover Classic 2dr
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 219,262 Kilometers
  • Engine size 3528
  • Town Treviso
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
27 bids
  • wilkins•••• €22,500 24/06/22
  • nmanfie•••• €21,111 24/06/22
  • Mffoste•••• €20,001 24/06/22
  • wilkins•••• €19,500 24/06/22
  • radek-s•••• €18,000 24/06/22
  • wilkins•••• €17,500 24/06/22
  • jean-fr•••• €16,000 24/06/22
  • wilkins•••• €15,500 23/06/22
  • jean-fr•••• €14,000 23/06/22
  • harvey.•••• €13,500 23/06/22

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