Recently recommissioned having been in storage since 2004
Ultra-rare V8 manual - 3.5 EFi so more dependable than the carb models and more efficient than the 3.9
Comprehensive history file
New MOT valid to 17/9/2024
Factory air conditioning in full working order
The Range Rover Classic is the original and best, so it’s no surprise to find that good ones are highly prized collectors’ cars these days. Later examples have a different appeal, too, as they’re also the models that transformed the Range Rover’s reputation, taking it from a more car-like alternative to a Land Rover to becoming a desirable luxury object.
It was in 1984 when the Range Rover really started moving up in the world as an automatic gearbox and leather upholstery became available. A 1986 facelift introduced a plastic grille with pedestrian safety in mind and an optional valance with twin fog lights, along with many other subtle improvements. And it’s one of those that we have here – a Vogue, which was the luxury-oriented trim.
This, for some, might just be the perfect Range Rover Classic. In rare-as-hen’s-teeth manual transmission specification and finished in unusual but desirable Cassis Red, the Range Rover is a really smart and usable Eighties classis – but it’s the provenance behind this one that really stands out.
Supplied new by Wadham Stringer’s of Guildford in July 1987, the car has had just one previous owner who cherished and maintained it to a very high standard right up until he passed away in 2004. It remained in dry storage for the next 19 years before being acquired by the vendor from a deceased estate. It has been registered in his name as the executor’s couldn’t locate the V5, but it is essentially a one-owner car.
Since acquiring it in June, the vendor has substantially overhauled it with a full recommissioning programme to the condition it is in today.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
One owner and 69k miles from new, warranted
Range Rover wallet
Two sets of keys
MOT September 2024 - one advisory for play in a wheel bearing, which the vendor has since had repaired
Large file of old MOTs
Haynes workshop manual
Original 1988 tax disc
Service book stamped to 2004, when owner died
Clear HPI check
“IDENTICAR” security etching to glass
British Motor Heritage certificate showing build date of May 1987, despatched to Wadham Stringer, Guildford
Invoices for all service and recommissioning parts acquired by vendor to show recent works
Must be collected before October 1, 2023, as vendor is going on holiday
Air conditioning, working and recently serviced
Superb, complete condition
Smart fabrics with minimal wear
Kenwood radio with wired in and wonderfully retro Sony Discman CD player
All door cards and carpets in fine order
Correct floor mats
Originals spare wheel and jack
Fully functioning air conditioning – just regassed
Original parcel shelf and boot carpet
Gear knob and low-range lever in excellent condition with no notable wear
Interior presents beautifully with only minor signs of wear
Rare, unusual and highly desirable Cassis Red Metallic
Bonnet, roof and tailgate recently repainted as paint lacquer had faded
Excellent upper tailgate, a few tiny bubbles
All panels in great order with a good paint finish
‘Range Rover’ decals all renewed
Vogue alloys with quality Goodyear Wrangler tyres and plenty of tread
Superb underneath with no welding required – underside has been rust-proofed and treated during recommissioning
Original black plastic bumpers
Factory option side steps and bull bars, some rust on bull bar has been painted over for protection
WIPAC fog lamps
Good rear door shuts, previously repaired and treated
Some very minor alloy reaction marks to door bottoms and on top of one rear door
One minor rust bubble on lower tailgate
Tow bar with twin full electrics
Five-speed manual LT77 transmission with high and low range
Starts and runs well
Fully serviced with new oil, filters and eight new NGK spark plugs
New wiper blades
Stainless steel back box
This is a really special example of a Range Rover Classic – it’s structurally excellent and is cosmetically superb with a great interior, and those alone are reasons to buy it.
But there’s a bigger and even more significant appeal in its rare specification and its amazing provenance. As a manual it has an appeal of its own, but with just one owner and a fully documented history it’s something else. You’ll struggle to find another Eighties Range Rover that’s anything like it.
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1987 Range Rover Vogue Manual
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