Guide Price: £27,000 - £31,000
** Please note, the private reg plate is not included in the sale **
• Desirable 4.4-litre diesel V8.
• Excellent cosmetic condition.
• Full JLR service history.
The fourth-generation (L405) Range Rover was presented to the public for the first time at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and made its mark as the first mass-produced 4x4 to feature an all-aluminium monocoque structure rather than the more conventional steel unibody construction seen on its predecessor.
Not only was the monocoque a talking point, but also some of the technology that Land Rover (later Jaguar Land Rover) crammed in to the L405. The new adaptive Terrain Response System would actively monitor the terrain and road ahead and modify the car’s driving mode accordingly, as well as drivers being able to select from five individual modes.
In addition to the aforementioned Terrain system, the heavy-hitting 4.4-litre SDV8 model (such as this fine example right here) also benefited from Dynamic Response Control to manage and reduce body roll in the corners, while both diesel models benefitted from air suspension which allows them to ‘glide’ across almost any terrain - exactly as a Range Rover should.
This particular Vogue boasts the much-loved and desirable 4.4-litre SDV8 engine and benefitting from the intoxicating torque on offer, complete with a surprisingly throaty engine note and impressive fuel economy for a vehicle of this size.
Not only does this ‘Range’ have arguably the best diesel engine in the range, but it is also very, very well-specified from the factory. Whoever purchased this car from new clearly knew what they were doing, with the following options being fitted to this car:
- Meridian Sound System.
- Reversing camera.
- TV Tuner.
- Rear-seat fridge.
- Electronically-deployable towing bar.
Included with the vehicle is the original servicing record and handbook from Land Rover, along with a comprehensive service record. Due to the way JLR are doing things, this is not a physical service record, rather an online one.
The most recent service took place on 04 December 2018 and was carried out by Farnell Land Rover of Leeds at 53,780 miles. This was the 80,000 / 6-months service, which also included an oil and filter change along with a new pollen filter being installed. Prior to this, the vehicle was serviced - all by official Land Rover centres - during November 2013 (PDI), January 2015, February 2016 and December 2017.
Inside, the luxuriously-appointed interior presents in fantastic condition, having evidently been cared for throughout its lifetime. The headrest, seats and carpets are all in excellent shape, with no notable marks or stains that we can see.
Being very picky, the front passenger seat headrest has a few marks on it, as do the lower door cards, inner door sills and steering wheel, though these are all commensurate with the age and mileage of the vehicle. Additionally, there may be some wear to the graphics on the switchgear, though this does not affect the operation of any systems.
All of the electronics and systems work as they should, including the all-important air suspension pump which can be seen in action throughout the gallery below, with photos showing the car sitting both fully up and fully down as it should.
Clearly, this has been one pampered ‘Rangie’ with the exterior dismissing its age and mileage with ease, looking absolutely fantastic in the process. There are no notable marks or dents to speak of according to our photographer, though some minor stone chips are to be expected from a vehicle of this age and mileage.
The outside of this car has been tastefully modified, with the roof being wrapped in a contrasting gloss black to match the original grey bodywork, alongside the side stripe being wrapped in silver. Also added is an "Autobiography" badge, however it is believed this car is not a factory Autobiography.
All four wheels are lovely and clean, with no signs of any kerbing that we can see.
Under the expansive bonnet, the gargantuan 4.4-litre SDV8 lump takes up the entirety of the engine bay, and looks to be in great shape - not that we can see much of it, on account of the sea of plastic trim covers that all but obscure the engine from view.
What we can say, is that no faults were reported to us, and, as previously mentioned, the air suspension system is working just as JLR intended.
The most recent MOT exam took place on 30 December 2020, and resulted in a first-time pass with no advisories, meaning this L405 has a clean bill of health ready for the next owner to enjoy.
Offering the opportunity to obtain a wonderfully well-equipped and luxurious daily driver, this "Range" is in excellent condition throughout and comes complete with a full official Land Rover service history and recent clean bill of health from the MOT exam.
There really are very few cars that can hold a candle to the image of the Range Rover, and even fewer that match its excellent usability and adaptability, with the ability to go anywhere and do anything. An excellent all-round vehicle for almost any situation you could imagine!
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