1990 Land Rover Range Rover Classic Two-Door 5-Speed

Now up for auction is this 1990 Land Rover Range Rover Classic Two-Door finished in white over a Safari-style tan interior with striped seat inserts. This left-hand drive two-door Spanish-market Range Rover was purchased from Autology Motors of Valencia, Spain, in 2017 and was subsequently imported to the U.S. under the 25-year rule. Since being imported, extensive service and upgrades have been completed by Independent Land Rover of Maryland, with the goal of improving the overall performance and reliability. Items addressed during this time include the clutch, tires, coolant hoses, drive belts, and much more. Now with just over 188k kilometers (117k miles) showing on the odometer, this Range Rover Classic is being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington D.C.

This Range Rover comes finished in white and features a unique two-door configuration that was never officially offered in the United States.  The exterior is believed to have been refinished in the current shade of white at some point under prior ownership, and the seller notes several nicks and scratches throughout the exterior as well as general signs of wear commensurate with the car’s age and mileage. Some rust has been identified on the door hinges, front drivers-side fender, and the rear tailgate which can also be difficult to operate. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  The headlights have been upgraded with LEDs for improved visibility and a set of white-painted 16” steel Wolf wheels have been fitted and dressed in Michelin Defender LTX tires.  The tires are said to have been purchased in 2018 within the last 4k miles, and the seller states that an additional set of Tornado-style wheels will accompany the sale.

The cabin is trimmed in tan upholstery with striped cloth inserts on the seats and door panels. The seats were completely recovered by Autology Motors in Spain and are said to be in good overall condition with minor damage on the rear of the front passenger seat. The rest of the cabin is said to reflect the age of the vehicle with the dashboard, vents, and center console showing signs of wear. All gauges, lights, and accessories are said to be functional with the exception of the A/C which does not blow cold, and the power windows which operate slowly.

A gasoline-powered 3.9L V8 engine drives all four wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox and a two-speed transfer case. Upon arrival in the U.S., the truck received a major service including a full fluid flush, tune-up, new belts and hoses, a new clutch, rear main seal, tie rod ends, swivel ball assemblies, universal joints, front wheel bearings, and power steering lines. Modifications include a modest suspension lift with new front and rear shocks, an aftermarket exhaust, and retrofitted front and rear sway bars which greatly improve stability and handling. A collection of service records are provided for reference in the gallery.

This sale will include an additional set of wheels, service records, and a clean title.  A unique and increasingly collectible vintage 4x4, this rare two-door European-market Range Rover is not to be overlooked.


Auction Results

  • Sold for: $20,000
  • Auction End: 2021-10-29 19:30:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 13
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Comments (23)

  • ferrari400i 1 monthago

    Sold for $20,000

  • ferrari400i 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • ferrari400i 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $17,750

  • son71 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • ferrari400i 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $16,250

  • carfanatic21 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • DoctorD (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @JamesN. Many thakns- it seems like the bidding has now begun to "get real" too...which is right....considering the model/work-in/etc. Appreciated your thorough answer....sitting on the fence, but intrigued! DrD

  • JamesN. (seller) 1 monthago

    @DoctorD With respect to key issues on the truck, I've probably over-invested in maintenance and upgrades totaling $20k. The most recent round of work included replacing the clutch and rear main seal that was leaking. The car upshifts and downshifts easily, but like all 30-year old trucks, you want to take care until everything warms up.

    If you scroll towards the end of the photos, you can see detailed receipts outlining all of the work. To my knowledge, there are no "major" issues.

    There's a handful of small items that I attempted to disclose when describing the condition and in the photos: minor surface rust, center console cubby needs some TLC, air conditioning is not great despite maintenance, power windows are slow to scroll up, front passenger seat back has some cuts in it (from when the folding rear seat made contact), and the rear tailgate is finicky.

    The truck could probably benefit from having the seats removed and re-installed to ensure proper alignment. More specifically, the rear bench securely latches on one side but is difficult to get the other side to latch. I wouldn't consider this unsafe though as I regularly had my daughter ride in the back seat.

    All of these small items above are more quirks of Range Rover Classic ownership versus major issues. It's been a fantastic truck

  • phil_c 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Joshree 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • DoctorD (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Also - to Seller - thanks for detailed pics.

  • DoctorD (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    What are the key issues with this vehicle (to Seller)? Thanks.

  • Mbdonofrio 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $3,250

  • JamesN. (seller) 1 monthago

    @liquid it appears to be a full replacement as there is no longer a trace of the brown cloth. The safari print is made of a Sunbrella-like material that's very durable & stain resistant.

  • Sdowling55 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • liquid (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @JamesN. appreciate the details! I'm not worried about the lifting/breaking in really, it is a 30-year old car after all; was mostly curious if it was a cover or full replacement as most of these I've seen are the light brown cloth.

  • JamesN. (seller) 1 monthago

    @liquid The interior was installed by Autology prior to leaving Spain. You're correct that it's lifting a little on the driver's seat, but I'd categorize it more as breaking in versus coming apart. I'm sure an upholstery shop could easily re-secure this section. What's not visible in the photos is the quality of the cushions themselves. I've been pleasantly surprised by how they've held up over time.

    Dean's team at Independent are great with the old trucks. They've really improved the drivability compared to when I first imported the truck.

  • liquid (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    James, do you know if the safari pattern is original to the car? I noticed it's lifting a bit on the driver's seat, was curious.

    I'm actually about 50 miles west of you, in fauquier county va - good to see the local service done at independent LR as well!

  • liquid 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Zjs2057 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,250

  • showe1225 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • Joshree 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • JamesN. (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello everyone! Happy to answer questions or provide additional photos & videos.

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1990 Land Rover Range Rover Classic Two-Door 5-Speed
Final bid: $20,000 This auction has ended.