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  • £7,500 As stated
  • 1994
  • Preston
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Land Rover
Model Range Rover
Year 1994
Mileage 214,000 miles
Country UK
Region Lancashire
Town Preston
Status Private
Ref C1201372



For sale we have this lovely example of the legendary Range Rover Classic, in one of it's rarest forms.

The 4.2 'LSE' was the run-out model for Range Rover in the much loved classic shape.

The LSE's have now become incredibly collectable, and restored examples are fetching as much as £55,000, such is the pull of this super rare model. It also helps that the extra leg room over the SWB models (8 inches in the wheelbase) really 'makes' the RR shape. Park an LSE next to a SWB car and the LWB car just looks more natural and elegant.

The extra wheelbase also benefits the rear passengers hugely and led to many LSE's becoming chauffeur driven limo's for wealthy clients. As much many of them have relatively high mileages, because they were used to cruise the countries motorways, taking captains of industry from meeting to meeting. By comparison many SWB cars lived on farms, and have long since rusted away.

Indeed I recently looked at an LSE that had covered 335,000 miles and was still strong in all the right places(if a little tatty cosmetically). The owner has the Chief Exec of a multi-billion dollar company and used this as his chauffeur driven express. When he retired he kept the car.

This particular car has done 214,000 miles at the hands of just 5 previous owners, working out at 8,000 miles per year.

The 4.2 Rover V8 Engine starts and runs really well and is a pleasure to use on longer journeys. The extra power and particularly torque of the bigger LSE engine makes for a more relaxed drive than the smaller 3.9, which you have to work much harder to make progress in.

The gearbox is lovely and smooth.

As a real benefit to this example the troublesome (and expensive) air suspension has been removed and the car is running on normal springs and dampers. They'll run on forever and are cheap to replace unlike the ruinous air suspension.Having said that all the compressor and pipework remains if you wanted to return the car to air at some point?

The exhaust has been replaced with a stainless system and whilst it's not overly loud it does make a lovely muted TVR type growl - it's perfectly judged and is a joy to listen to.

To cruise down the road in this car is a real pleasure. The car gets so much attention because you just dont see LSE's n the road anymore. In fact a chap in a new RR nearly ran into the back of a car on the motorway recently such was the craning of his neck whilst he got a good look at the car!

I really do think you could use this car as an everyday classic if you wanted although for the purposes of this advert I am selling it as a great candidate for a restoration.

The interior benefits from the last of the line 'soft dashboards' which offer a more contemporary feel than the older hard dash cars.

As a complete bonus pretty much everything in the car works!!!

The electric leather seats move correctly with even the seat memory function working which is truly astonishing [I have never seen this!]

The heater works properly on all settings and fan speeds with fully working air conditioning, another rarity!

It's also fitted with a Pioneer radio in fully working condition with CD and USB/AUX functions.

As to be expected there is wear to both front seats but they are still presentable enough in my opinion as a daily driver but would benefit from being recovered for a restoration. The rear seats are in great condition, as are the carpets.

The headlining has sagged and is pinned up. This is fine for everyday use, but would need a £250 fitted replacement for a restoration.

The bodywork is very straight for the age of the car and cleans up nicely in the original 'Plymouth Blue Metallic'.

It was fitted with Brooklands bodykit from new and still retains the original 'Cyclone' alloys shod in recent new road tyres which help the road manners.

The bonnet and tailgate have been recently professionally painted to tidy up the overall look of the car and they are both totally solid.

There are various marks and isolated 'aluminium bubbles'around the car but you need to be fairly close to spot them.

The extended rear doors have both had repairs done to the bottoms in the past but are now solid, although for a restoration you'd want to tidy up the repair visually (you cant see them when standing up normally).

The usual repairs have been carried out in the past to the front and rear wheel arches which are now solid. Again the rear ones could do with some cosmetic refinement (see pic) for a restoration.

The car benefits from two sets of keys, both with central locking fobs (the c/locking works!).

The original service book is present, along with the owners manual, invoices, bills, paperwork etc in a box.

Be under no illusion, the pictures flatter the car and don't show up some of the little bits, but it's a classic car (I've got it on a classic car policy) you can either use 'as is' and enjoy driving one of the rarest cars on the road, or happily take your time steadily improving it over time. Alternatively its ripe for a full on restoration which will keep it going for another 26 years!!

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