Classics, passion for the past

1994 Land-Rover Range-Rover Classic Vogue SE

£ 41995

Body SUV
Odometer 27769
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3947cc V8
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Bronze
Interior Color Beige
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
The Range Rover Classic was a luxury 4x4 built by Land Rover from 1970 to 1996. It was the first generation of vehicles produced under the Range Rover name. For most of its history, it was known simply as the “Range Rover”; Land Rover coined the term “Range Rover Classic” for the brief period the model was built alongside its P38A successor before retrospectively applying the name to all first-generation Range Rovers.

In its original guise, the Range Rover was more capable off-road than the Land Rover but was also much more comfortable, offering a top speed in excess of 100mph, a towing capacity of 3.5 tons, spacious accommodation for five people, and groundbreaking features such as a four-speed, dual-range, permanent four-wheel-drive gearbox and hydraulic disc brakes on all wheels.

Like other Land Rover vehicles, most of the Range Rover's bodywork skin is constructed from lightweight aluminium and hung on a steel frame. The body design changed very little in the first decade and it wasn't until 1981 that the four-door body was introduced. The first major push upmarket was in 1984, which saw the availability of leather trim and automatic transmission. This was followed for the 1985 model year which saw the instrument pod replaced by a more modern one, alongside new door cards with walnut inlays.

The front end of the Range Rover was revamped in 1986. This brought a more pedestrian-friendly plastic grille with horizontal slats, and optional front valance with two fog lights. Mirrors were now mounted on the door pillar rather than the doors, the seat base was lowered and door handles were redesigned, making it more difficult for rear passengers but greatly improving the comfort for taller people in the front. Other changes included the windows, tailgate and bonnet, but none of those affected the general design. Bonnet and door hinges gradually evolved out of sight and the fuel filler cap was hidden behind a hinged flap.

Roman Bronze metallic paintwork, Biscuit leather upholstery, ‘Soft dash’ with driver and passenger airbags, Range Rover Classic rear badge, Electric glass sunroof, Heated and electrically-adjustable front seats, Electrically-adjustable door mirrors, Electric windows front and rear, Air conditioning, PAS, Range Rover cassette radio, Analogue dash clock, Individual armrests front and rear, High and low 4x4 differential, Front fog lights, Rear mud flaps, Rubber Ranger Rover floor mats, Spare wheel, Spare key, Tool kit.

Finished in striking Roman Bronze, the bodywork of this low mileage Vogue SE remains in splendid condition that truly defies its age. Unlike many classic Range Rovers let down by serious corrosion, this cherished UK example has always been well looked after and has avoided falling into disrepair. The bumpers remain in fantastic order all round, free from any knocks or scrapes and with only a handful of small marks to report across the front edge. Along both sides the aluminium panels remain straight and true, the trims throughout also presenting in fine condition.