November 2023. 

Price A$39 000. 

Sale details:

Does an early Range Rover that is exceptionally good mechanically because its undergone a complete mechanical refurbishment so that it can be driven, and not just look nice, appeal to you? 

Have you been looking at early Range Rovers that appear in really good condition but likely hide unknown mechanical issues, because they are dressed to sell and little more? This one isn’t like that.

Do you want a Range Rover that you can drive on a daily basis right now, is free from any serious rust and that you can plan to refurbish the body and interior as you enjoy the car?

Does a Range Rover with an amazing and unique history interest you? 

This Range Rover is about as original as you can get 1975 UK-built Range Rover Suffix-D 3,5 V8 2-door Classic that has been through a full mechanical refurbishment including engine, gearbox, drivetrain, suspension, brakes, clutch and electrics. What’s more, its being offered with a good, mostly dent-free body, reasonable interior. Understanding that while it’s in good condition, the body is not the best part of this offer. It’s the machinery. It could do a lap of Australia right now if asked!

Does this interest you? Then read on.

Currently registered and running in WA. Engine rebuild, newly-rebuilt Perentie LT95 gearbox with higher ratio transfer box, upgraded ignition, new alternator, new cutch, rebuilt clutch master and slave cylinders, rebuilt brake master cylinder, new engine and gearbox mounts, new OME springs and shocks, new front brake rotors, all brake and cooling hoses replaced. Runs smoothly and cool with no rattles and is a joy to drive.

This car drove from Melbourne to Perth in 2021, and then completed the Canning Stock Route in 2022 with no mechanical issues to speak of. Starts first time, every time.

The interior needs work:
Dashboard is heat-damaged.

Exterior needs work:
The body is firm, solid, with few minor dents but the paintwork is faded and scratched. There is a clear coat varnish still visible with a very nice patina in places. The is some surface rust on the chassis and some inner body panels and bonnet. There is no serious rust anywhere we can see. Where we did find some on the rear body-chassis mounts, this was professionally repaired and painted. The tailgates are where Range Rovers tend to rust first, and these two are almost completely corrosion free. Windscreen is good and there are no water leaks.

Work completed:
Headlight and indicator switches replaced.
Gearbox replaced with a newly rebuilt Perentie LT95 (ex army surplus)
Brake upgrade including slave and master cyl replaced
Hand brake drum refurbished.
Front shock turrets reinforced.
Front brake rotors replaced.
Springs, shocks and almost all suspension bushes replaced.
Prop-shafts balanced and universals serviced.
Engine rebuild done just before I took ownership in 2020.
Steering adjusted and pulled-up.
Fuel pipes replaced
Cooling pipes replaced
Heater pipes replaced
Alternator replaced
Wheel alignment and balance
Fuel pump replaced
Engine and gearbox mounts replaced
225/70R16 all-terrain tyres with about 3000 kms on them (5)
Starter battery is still healthy|
Battery leads replaced.
Water bottle replaced.
Wheel rims resprayed silver (4)
Front recovery points added.

The body is complete and in fair shape, the paintwork is scratched in places but with very nice patina and no significant denting. Electrics all work excepting the rear window de-mister. The interior is partially refurbished. It has good carpets and the driving seat and back seat have been refurbished. Dash top is cracked through sun damage.

This is now available in Western Australia. It can be shipped in an 20-ft container from the port of Fremantle. I can arrange for delivery to Fremantle docks. Being 47-years-old, this vehicle can be imported into the USA and a conversion to left-hand steering being moderately straightforward and parts are available.

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Based near Perth, WA. No tyre kickers please. 

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