NO RESERVE - 1998 Range Rover P38 4.6 Autobiography

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  • Genuine Autobiography 
  • Great Oxford Blue paintwork
  • Powerful 4.6-litre V8 engine
  • Refurbished Mondial wheels

The Appeal

It’s always difficult replacing a successful, groundbreaking new model. But when Land Rover introduced the P38 to take over carrying the baton from the original Range Rover, they struck the delicate balance between updating the design, innovating new features and staying true to the original concept. 

The P38 offered for sale here is finished in the smart shade of Oxford Blue and this theme is continued in the interior, which features two-tone leather seats. It is in good condition throughout, with its paint exhibiting a deep shine and the leather interior having received some repair work and has had a new headlining fitted.

The vendor tells us that they will supply this Range Rover with a year’s MOT, and that there is extensive service history available. In any case, we’re sure the car’s commanding road presence and V8 rumble will provide many miles of enjoyment for its next custodian.  

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 12th January 1998
  • The car will be supplied with a full year’s MOT
  • Comes with two keys
  • All original owner’s manuals 
  • Full service history available

 The Interior

  • Two tone ‘Oxford’ seats in Light Stone and Oxford Blue
  • Some minor repairs to the leather have reportedly been completed
  • New headlining fitted 
  • ‘Autobiography’ wood veneer pack
  • Some cracks in the lacquer
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory settings
  • Door cards clean and tidy
  • Wood and leather steering wheel
  • Headlining clean and secure
  • Original radio/cassette player
  • Dual zone climate control - untested
  • Well appointed dashboard
  • Carpets clean and tidy
  • Heated seats

 The Exterior 

  • The timeless Range Rover styling has aged well
  • The Oxford Blue paintwork appears to be in good condition throughout
  • No chips or blemishes reported
  • The ‘Mondial’ alloy wheels have been refurbished
  • They are shod with nearly new tyres
  • The lamp lenses appear clear and bright
  • Headlamp wipers add some retro appeal
  • All the exterior trim is present and correct

 The Mechanics 

  • 4,554cc V8 petrol engine produces 222 bhp
  • Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual modes
  • Selectable low range gears
  • The vendor tells us that the car will come with a full year’s MOT
  • Coil-sprung suspension
  • The engine and gearbox are thought to be original to the car
  • Said to change gear very nicely
  • No reported oil or fluid leaks
  • It has recently had its fluids changed
  • The ball joints, drag links and track rod ends will reportedly be changed before sale


A great example of the ever-popular Range Rover P38, which is looking great for its 25 years.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Range Rover P38 4.6 Autobiography
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 126,000 Miles
  • Engine size 4554
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Manchester
  • Location Merseyside
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
29 bids
  • tyler-c•••• £2,600 29/05/23
  • Thornbe•••• £2,500 29/05/23
  • tyler-c•••• £2,499 29/05/23
  • tyler-c•••• £2,400 29/05/23
  • Thornbe•••• £2,300 29/05/23
  • tyler-c•••• £2,200 29/05/23
  • Thornbe•••• £2,100 29/05/23
  • Thornbe•••• £2,000 29/05/23
  • tyler-c•••• £1,900 29/05/23
  • Thornbe•••• £1,800 29/05/23

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