1992 Range Rover Classic Vogue 3.9 SE

Highlights


• Just 128,580Km from new
• 3.9 V8 with automatic transmission
• Alpine White paintwork
• Tan leather interior
• Very original

The Appeal


Here we have the car that spawned the whole idea of a luxury off-roader, the Range Rover Classic. Maintaining its position as the undisputed king of luxury SUVs since the early 70s, the Range Rover has a loyal and passionate fanbase.

This example is a late model Range Rover Classic in 3.9 SE specification. So it comes with plenty of toys, the desirable 3.9 V8 drivetrain and a luxuriously appointed, leather-trimmed interior.

Presented in excellent, original condition this Range Rover Classic would be a highlight in any collection. Capable, dependable and neatly styled, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a low-mileage example of this appreciating classic luxury off-roader.


The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1992
  • Supplied to Italian main dealer
  • Italian registration document included

The Interior


• Tan leather interior
• Wood veneer trim
• Cruise control
• Electric windows and mirrors
• Factory-fitted electric sunroof
• Pioneer radio/cassette player
• Electric, heated memory seats

The cabin of the Range Rover Classic has always been a great place to be, both for the driver and any passengers. Plenty of room, great material quality and a large glasshouse really do provide a light, airy and inviting space.

Here the seats are finished in tan leather, with matching carpets and door cards. Both the front and rear seats feature retractable armrests, so everyone gets to ride in style. Everything is in very good condition, with no evidence of significant wear, damage or tears. Obviously, there is some evidence of light wear, but you can clearly see that this is a very low mileage car from the fine condition of the seats. Wood veneer trim is liberally sprinkled about the cabin and presents in very good condition, with no evidence we could see of cracking, flaking or UV damage.

The only flaw we could see in the interior was that the fuse box cover in the dash is missing, but that should be a relatively simple item to replace. Overall, the interior of this SUV is in very good condition for a 30 year old vehicle.

The Exterior 


• Finished in Alpine White
• Colour-coded classic 3-spoke alloys
• Rear light cages

The lines of a Range Rover Classic are beautifully utilitarian and the shape is truly iconic. With those original three-spoke alloys colour-coded to match the bodywork, there's a delicious retro feel to the car. Alpine White really does suit the car, and is an unusual colour to see a Range Rover of this vintage in. 

The paint itself appears to be in very good condition, the panels are straight and undamaged and the external trim, badges and lights are present and correct. On the passenger side the front mudflap needs to be reaffixed, but this is a minor job. As far as we could see, there is no evidence of bodywork corrosion in any of the usual places (wheelarches, rear split-hatch, quarter panels). 

The Mechanics 


• 3.9-litre V8
• Automatic transmission
• Permanent 4WD
• High/Low range transfer box

Built on a Land Rover 4x4 platform, this Range Rover may be a luxury car, but it's also extremely capable off-road. With the legendary Land Rover 4WD system and a selectable low range box, should you find yourself going a little off-piste in your Range Rover, you really don't need to worry. This example is also fitted with the electronically injected 3.9-litre V8, so you get a smooth and powerful ride on tarmac, and lashings of torque off-road. It is also fitted with a 4-speed ZF automatic gearbox, a transmission known for its reliability and smooth action.

Despite being a large vehicle, the fact that it is fitted with disc brakes all round, coil-spring suspension, power steering and anti-roll bars make the Range Rover Classic simple to drive.

Summary


What else offers this blend of capable, robust mechanicals, all-road performance and effortless luxury? Nothing. And that's why the Range Rover Classic is still very much a sought-after and desirable vehicle. With a thriving community and parts readily available, they make a great usable, everyday classic.

This particular example is presented in exceptionally good condition with minimal miles on the clock. Finished in a great specification and clearly having been carefully maintained over its 30 years, this Range Rover should be good for many more years of stylish motoring. So is the Range Rover the best luxury SUV in the world? Yes, it probably is. And this is one of the nicest examples you'll find.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1992
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Range Rover Classic Vogue 3.9 SE
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 128,580 Kilometers
  • Engine size 3900
  • Town Treviso
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
15 bids from 6 bidders
  • jean-fr•••• €11,750 27/06/22
  • jean-fr•••• €11,250 27/06/22
  • dale.th•••• €10,500 27/06/22
  • dave.mo•••• €10,000 27/06/22
  • dale.th•••• €9,500 27/06/22
  • dave.mo•••• €9,000 25/06/22
  • tan-sie•••• €8,500 25/06/22
  • dave.mo•••• €8,000 24/06/22
  • jean-fr•••• €7,500 24/06/22
  • dave.mo•••• €7,000 24/06/22

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