Always a popular choice for families looking for a car that will do everything, this seven-seater Discovery with a V8 petrol engine is just that car. Finished in a nice and rarely seen Sage Green colour this Discovery is in good all-round condition and ready to go.
The History and Paperwork
First registered in 1996
Genuine low mileage
Current MOT expires 7th November 2022
V5c present showing only 7 owners
Original owner’s manuals
Tan cloth original interior
Good condition throughout
Rubber Land Rover mats
The interior is finished in tan cloth with the unusual factory option of Land Rover logo’d head restraint inserts, and generally there is very little wear to speak of.
All the seats are pretty good with no rips or tears in any of the cloth material, but they could benefit from a good clean and valet.
There are a few rubs and scuffs here and there but nothing alarming, while the carpets, factory floor mats and door cards are all in good order. It also has the original ‘Discovery’ logo radio cassette player, for which the security code is in the book pack.
There’s a bit of sagging to the rear headlining but very little, while the electric front windows and hinged rear side windows all work fine.
Importantly, it’s also a seven-seater, with two fold-down jump seats in the rear luggage area.
Good original paintwork
Good wheels and recent tyres all round
The Discovery is finished in Land Rover Willow Green (also known as Rover Kensington Green if ever you need paint) and looks fantastic for it. It’s a great colour that really suits the car.
The paint is largely original, though there are a few swirl marks from automatic car washes in the upper lacquer and a very small area of alloy reaction behind the nearside rear mudflap mount.
It’s very good underneath with its original boot floor, though there is some corrosion at the very edges of both rear sills that would benefit from being treated sooner rather than later, and there’s a very small chip in the windscreen.
There’s a dent in the driver’s door, but overall, it presents very well – it’s a great-looking example of the Mk1 facelift Discovery and in a fantastic colour that’s bound to have lots of appeal.
Recently renewed brake callipers
New shock absorbers all round
Last fully serviced in April 2021 and very few miles since
3.9 V8 petrol engine
Under the bonnet, there’s a fuel-injected 3.9-litre V8 that’s regarded as one of the very best engines Land Rover ever offered – a modernised and more efficient version of the classic Rover V8.
There’s a nice rumbling soundtrack offered by that beefy eight-cylinder engine. It has a distinctive noise that sounds like nothing else. It’s all in good health, with good oil pressure and no signs of excessive smoke or oil/coolant consumption and the owner reports that the transmission works perfectly, in both high and low ratios.
Suspension features brand new shock absorbers all-round and the only issue to be advised of is a slight blow from the exhaust manifold.
This is a nice clean and tidy, honest, very original Mk1 facelift Discovery in one of the very best colours, powered by the flagship engine with a manual gearbox, that is bound to catch someone’s eye.
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1996 Land Rover Discovery V8
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